Our events in beautiful, historic Cambridge venues
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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
The Old Divinity School
Where the Box Office is located
The Babbage Theatre
The Cambridge Union
St Johns College - Palmerston
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.
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, helping and hearing dogs are very welcome.
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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: www.cambridgeparkandride.info
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.
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.
The Regent Hotel, Cambridge
A fine listed Georgian building, The Regent Hotel was the original home of the first Newnham College students. A small independent hotel overlooking Parker’s Piece, it’s a short stroll away from the festival venues, colleges, botanical gardens, museums and shopping areas.
Yolanda and Paolo are great friends and supporters of the festival, as well as fabulous hosts. There’s every chance you might bump into one of our authors at breakfast!
Duke House, Cambridge
Nestling alongside Christ’s Pieces in the very heart of historic Cambridge, Duke House is a boutique B&B offering outstanding accommodation to suit all visitors. All the festival venues, the University’s colleges, and attractions are within a few hundred yards.
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.