In Person

Quarterhouse Box Office
Mill Bay
Folkestone, Kent CT20 1BN
Opening times
Monday to Saturday – 10:00 to 17:00
Sunday – Closed (except on event days)
Box Office reopens at 6pm on event nights


Cheques to be made payable to the Creative Foundation and can only be used in person at the Box Office. Credit and debit cards carry a £1.00 fee per transaction.

Ticket Collection

Tickets that are paid for in advance can be collected on the day, up to 30 minutes prior to the event. Tickets can also be posted to you for an additional charge of 50p. Please check your tickets on receipt.


We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded, except in the case of a cancelled event.


Quarterhouse is a fully accessible venue. Please inform the Box Office of your requirements.


Concessionary rates apply (where stated) to under 21s, full time students, registered unemployed and registered disabled. Proof of status will be required.

Early Bird

Purchase your Folkestone Book Festival tickets before and inclusive of Sunday 10 September 2017 and benefit from reduced rates. Concession / Friends and group bookings will not apply for this period.

Group Bookings

Purchase more than 6 full adult rate, concession / Friends tickets for any one event and receive a 10% discount on final price. To benefit from this offer please call Quarterhouse Box Ofiice on 01303 760 750. This offer doesn't apply for free events and during the early bird period.

Folkestone Book Festival Pass

Enjoy unlimited access to all Book Festival events for only £120. You can purchase your Festival Pass for only £100 during the Early Bird period, until Sunday 10 September 2017. To purchase your Folkestone Book Festival Pass please contact Quarterhouse Box Office on 01303 760 750 or click here. You must still book your seat for the events you intend to attend.

Russian Day Pass

Enjoy unlimited access to all available Folkestone Book Festival Russian Day events on Sunday 26 November for just £38. To purchase your Russian Day Pass, please contact Quarterhouse Box Office on 01303 760 750 or click here. Please note you must still book your seats for the events you plan to attend.

Weekend Day Ticket

We are also offering a Weekend Day Ticket for £38 for the Saturdays and Sundays (18, 19, 25 & 26 Nov) for those of you who want to attend all the events on each of these 4 busy days of the festival. To purchase your Weekend Day Ticket please contact Quarterhouse Box Office on 01303 760 750. This offer is not available during the Early Bird period. You must still book your seat for the events you plan to attend.

Friends of the Folkestone Book Festival

Members are entitled to book one ticket per member per event at the special discounted ‘Friends’ price. You will be required to provide your membership number when booking and show your card on entry.

Schools Discount

For every 10 students that attend an event we will offer one free adult admission. Please contact Quarterhouse Box Office 01303 760 750 to make the most of this offer.

Support our Schools Programme

Every time you book your tickets online, over the phone or in person, please donate towards our programme of events for schools. Your support will ensure that we continue to offer these events for free to all primary schools.


All details are correct at time of publishing (July 17). The Creative Foundation reserves the right to change the programme and introduce special offers and discounts without prior notice. These will not apply to tickets already purchased before the announcement. Updates will be available on the Folkestone Book Festival and Quarterhouse websites and at the Quarterhouse Box Office. Latecomers will not be allowed into their seats until a suitable break in the performance. Audio recorders, cameras and mobile phones may not be used in the venue. The management reserves the right to refuse admission. All tickets are non-transferable and will be void if re-sold. Some performances may contain strong language and adult themes, we reserve the right to decline refund requests on the basis of event content being deemed inappropriate.

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