Our events in beautiful, historic Cambridge venues

Trust magazine
Trust magazine Baillie Gifford

Trust – award-winning non-fiction magazine from Baillie Gifford

Baillie Gifford are long-term supporters of the festival and dedicated supporters of UK literary events.

Trust is full of insightful articles about innovations that are transforming the way we live and work. Through features on pioneering companies and conversations with visionary authors, readers can find out first-hand about the sources of disruption in our fast-changing world. You can also access regular literary-related giveaways and exclusive author interviews.

Wonderful Venues

The Old Divinity School – Box Office

The Palmerston Room – St John's College

The Cambridge Union

The Babbage Theatre

Gentle walk times from the Box Office


We want everyone to have a wonderful time.

All of our venues are wheelchair accessible. If you require assistance or would like to reserve a seat in a specific area, please let us know as soon as possible.

Carer Tickets
Carers accompanying registered disabled members of the audience are entitled to a free ticket. Please let us know as soon as possible if you require a free carer ticket.

Guide Dogs
Guide, helping and hearing dogs are very welcome.

Digital Accessibility

We are completely committed to providing the best possible experience for everyone online as well as offline.

If there is anything you find that doesn’t work for you, please let us know and we will do whatever we can to make your digital experience optimal.

Do let us know. Get in touch at and tell us how we can help. Thank you.

Parking and transport

As well as several NCP car parks across the city centre there are also five Park and Ride sites located on the main routes into the city. For details see: 

If you are coming by train, the station is a 20-minute walk from the city centre and our venues. There are frequent buses and taxis too. Regular trains connect London to Cambridge from Kings Cross St.Pancras and Liverpool Street. There are good services from Ely and King’s Lynn, Bury St Edmunds, Norwich and Ipswich. Services from the North connect via Peterborough. 

If you prefer to travel by bus visit or www.thebuswayinfo.

Where to stay

Cambridge has many lovely hotels. You could even stay in University halls outside of term time. Here are three of our favourites:

University Arms, Cambridge

The stunning restoration and modernisation of this elegant, classic and effortless hotel is just the beginning of a perfect stay. With stunning bar and restaurant Parker’s Tavern, exquisite rooms and five-star service, we love a cocktail at its elegant bar after long festival day.

As one of our partner hotels The University Arms host events, Honorary Patron and Benefactor events and even some of our authors. Thank you to the team for their endless support.

Contact us

We love talking so please get in touch if you have a question, need help planning your visit or want to get involved. Whilst we are a Tiny Team, making sure you have the most wonderful experience is at the very heart of what we do.

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