Planning Your Visit

The information below contains everything you need to help with planning your visit to our Spring Festival 2018 (13 – 15 April). If you have any queries about venues, accessibility or events you can contact the festival office. If you have a query about tickets, please contact the Box Office.

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Each year we host festival events in a variety of different venues in and around Cambridge city centre. Events for the Spring Festival 2018 take place in the following venues:

Anglia Ruskin University (Saturday 7th April only)
Lord Ashcroft Building, ARU, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

Palmerston Room
Fisher Building, St John’s College, University of Cambridge, St John’s Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TP

Union Chamber
Cambridge Union Society, 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UB

Union Library
Cambridge Union Society, 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UB


Walking Between Venues
Please allow enough time to collect your tickets from the Festival Box Office (located in the Cambridge Union Society Blue Room) and to walk to your event. It takes approx. 20 minutes to walk to the Palmerston Room from the Festival Box Office. The Union Chamber and Library are located in the same building as the Box Office.

Check What’s On here.

Festival Box Office
Where to collect your tickets

The Festival Box Office is run by Cambridge Live Tickets. During the Spring Festival 2018, the Box Office will be located in the Blue Room (Cambridge Union Society). It will be open all day Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2018 from 9am to buy and collect tickets. All tickets must be collected or purchased here during the festival. Tickets will not be available to collect on the door of the event you are attending.

Please allow enough time to collect your tickets before your event starts to provide for queuing and travel between venues. It can take up to 20 minutes to walk from the Box Office to festival event venues.

For all other events not taking place 13 – 15 April 2018, tickets will be available for collection from the venue on the day, one hour before the event starts.

For more information on tickets, see our Booking Information.

Festival Bookshop

Our festival bookshop is run by Heffers (Blackwells) and will be located in our two main venues during the festival:

  • Cambridge Union Society (for Blue Room and Chamber events)
  • Palmerston Room

Book sales and signings will take place in the same venue as the event.

You can also visit Heffers Bookshop all year round on Trinity Street, CB2 1TY.



Cambridge Literary Festival aims to be an inclusive and accessible festival. If you have a query about accessibility, please contact Katie Edwards at the festival office: or 01223 515 335.

Getting Here

Travel and transport information will be updated here.

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