Cheltenham Music Festival returns 6-13 July 2024 for eight days of incredible music.
On-sale date: 28 March 2024
From world premieres at Cheltenham Town Hall and emerging talent in the Pittville Pump Room to a rule-free event in DEYA Brewery Taproom, the Festival will once again bring together music from across the classical spectrum, in venues across town.
What is Cheltenham Music Festival?
Celebrated since its inception in 1945, Cheltenham Music Festival has become one of the UK’s leading classical music festivals, bringing together eight days of live music in the Regency spa town of Cheltenham each July. The Festival prides itself on encouraging a spirit of curiosity and welcoming bold performances. It is renowned for presenting world-class musicians in magnificent venues around Cheltenham and Gloucestershire. The festival is a champion for new music from UK composers and supports the incubation of new talent, and also operates extensive education programmes.
Cheltenham Music Festival is part of Cheltenham Festivals, an arts charity that creates experiences which bring joy, spark curiosity, connect communities and inspire change. Its year-round learning and participation and talent development programmes culminate in four world-class Festivals, offering everyone an opportunity to explore and create culture. Over 225,000 visitors a year are inspired by its Literature, Science, Jazz and Music Festivals.
Cheltenham Festivals is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.
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View full programme and book tickets - www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music
|Season (6 July 2024 - 13 July 2024)
Car parks are situated in various locations around Cheltenham. Cheltenham is likely to be very busy during the Festival periods so please make sure you arrive in plenty of time and plan your parking arrangements in advance. If at all possible, use public transport to travel around the town centre.
If arriving by car we recommend that you use Cheltenham’s Park & Ride service, this is located at Arle Court (GL51 6SY, near M5 Junction 11) and Cheltenham Racecourse (GL50 4SH). Parking is free, and the service runs every few minutes into the Town Centre; but please note that times vary on Sundays.
PLEASE NOTE: Park & Ride services are not operated by Cheltenham Festivals and do not drop off directly at Festival sites.
Public Transport Directions
Cheltenham Spa is well served by CrossCountry trains, including direct services from many mainline stations including Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, York, Sheffield and Edinburgh. The railway station (GL51 8NP) is located approximately 1 mile from the town centre, and local buses depart into Cheltenham town centre every few minutes.
Stagecoach run regular services locally and to nearby town and villages – for route maps and timetables, visit stagecoachbus.com/cheltenham.
National Express Coaches operate services between many major cities and Cheltenham Spa’s Royal Well bus station (GL50 3PD). See the National Express Coaches website for more details.