T i c k e t s
Can I buy tickets on the door?
Do you accept cash?
We strongly recommend you book in advance. If there are any tickets left you will be able to purchase them on the door, but we cannot guarantee this.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes, and card too.
Can children come?
Children over the age of seven are very welcome at the festival, provided they are accompanied and supervised by an adult.
8–25 year olds receive discounted tickets to all of our concerts. Some are free. They may be asked for proof of age on the door.
A season ticket costs £40, and offers a 20% discount compared to buying individually.
Do I have to order through Eventbrite?
If it's easier, get in touch with us via the contact page and you can order straight from us via bank transfer or cheque.
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How long will the concerts be?
About an hour and a half.
What do I have to wear?
Whatever you want! We recommend that all audience members wear a mask whenever they are inside the venue.
I know nothing about classical music: will I still enjoy it?
Yes! Watching musicians play anything together is always an amazing experience. The performers at HBCMF are some of the finest chamber musicians of their generation, and are all passionate about the music they are performing. The concerts will be introduced by our Artistic Director, Joshua Ballance, and the musicians themselves, and the free programme included in every ticket will provide you with interesting context and things to listen out for.
After two years stuck inside, we'll all enjoy live music, especially when it's this good.
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If the concert is postponed, will I get a refund?
Yes, though patrons will be offered the chance to roll their ticket on to the new dates to ensure they don't miss out.
If I get Covid, will I get a refund?
Yes! Just get in touch to request a refund or donate your ticket, rather than attending the concert.
What happens if the concerts cannot go ahead as planned?
Based on current guidance from the government, the HBCMF concerts will be able to go ahead, but inevitably this might change, possibly at short notice. The safety of our audience & artists is of paramount importance, and so we reserve the right to postpone or cancel the concerts at any point.
HBCMF is committed to giving live concerts, and so if the concerts cannot go ahead as planned, we will postpone the festival to later in the year, rather than presenting the concerts online.
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I'm keen to help: what can I do?
Thank you so much! HBCMF can only run due to the kindness & generosity of volunteers like you, so we are hugely grateful.
If you are able, please consider donating to the festival. HBCMF is a registered charity, so if you are a UK taxpayer any donation can be given with Gift Aid, allowing us to claim an additional 25% from the government.
If you want to volunteer, we have various roles depending on your level of enthusiasm and available time: for starters, spread the word! HBCMF is a community event, and relies on word-of-mouth to ensure as many people as possible know about us. On the concert days themselves, we need ushers to help direct audience members, hand out programmes, and check tickets. If you're keen to take a more administrative role, consider applying to be a trustee.
To sign up for any of these roles, or explore what might be suitable for you, get in touch via our contact page.
I have another question.
No problem! Get in touch via our contact page.