Public Booking for the 2020 season

Concert cancelled

The venue is St. Mary’s Church.  Seating is reversed for the concerts and a specially constructed stage is erected at the West End. Seats are booked in advance and are numbered and reserved. Booking starts approximately eight weeks before the first concert.

The Box Office maintains a large database of those interested in receiving details of the Festival. Ticket application forms are posted to Benefactors, Friends and others on the database in the period from two months to four weeks before the Festival. A booking form can also be downloaded from this website when public booking has opened. It is regretted that we are unable to accept telephone bookings and payment needs to be by cheque or cash.


Festival Office

The Festival Office
The Dairy House
7 Barton Farm
Cerne Abbas

The Festival Office telephone 07527 528673 will be activated during normal office hours from 21st May.

Box Office

The Box Office opens  some 6 weeks before the Festival.

Tickets should be ordered using the Booking Form which will be available to view and down load in June via the button below (also available in our village shops and pubs or from nearby TICs) – it is regretted that tickets cannot be ordered by telephone and payment by card is not possible.

Priority Booking

The 2020 Festival will run from 9th to 12th July. The Box Office will open for the ‘Friends’ priority booking on 21st May for two weeks before general public booking starts on 4th June.

Please note the Office is run by volunteers and is not manned full time – replies to the contact form and telephone messages will normally be answered within 48 hours.

Seating Plan

235 chairs are set out. The seating plan below shows the general layout of 120 seats in the Nave, 18 in the Chancel and the remainder are beside the stage and in the Aisles and have a partially restricted view.

Booking Form

This year’s Booking Form is being posted to all those on our mailing lists and is available for download on this page and the end of May.

The Form contains information of the various performances throughout the festival.