UPDATE – FESTIVAL POSTPONED

We have taken the decision to postpone the upcoming York Literature Festival until later this year. 

We have been carefully considering the guidance on Coronavirus from Public Health England, and other advice on actions that can help to minimise spread of the virus, such as social distancing and avoiding large gatherings. We have also been guided by the concerns of our artists and our venues and partners. We have not taken this decision lightly, but on consideration of all these factors we feel this is the best course of action to protect the health of our artists, audiences, volunteers, venue staff, and everyone in our community.

We are currently aiming to reschedule a festival for later in the year, and will release more details on this as soon as we are able. Please stay in touch via our mailing list, website and social media for all our latest news!

The York Literature Festival events box office is managed through York Theatre Royal, who will shortly begin to contact all ticket holders regarding refunds. We appreciate your patience whilst this process is undertaken. 

The York Literature Festival events box office is managed through York
Theatre Royal, who will shortly begin to contact all ticket holders
regarding refunds. We appreciate your patience whilst this process is
undertaken.

York Theatre Royal have stopped selling ticket for all events and will only be contacting bookers for events booked through the York Theatre Royal Box Office.

Our festival director will be contacting artists soon to discuss the situation with them. 

We would like to thank our artists, venues, partners, sponsors, volunteers and audiences who have given us their support of this postponement.