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Festival Passes

About the Passes

A Festival Pass is the easiest way to access a broad range of events at the Oxford Lieder Festival. This year’s Festival The Grand Tour: A European Journey in Song promises to take us on a beguiling journey that celebrates a rich tapestry of music, words, and performance in European song and explores a wide range of cultural and geographical influences.

Festival passes must be bought in advance, but represent the best value, allowing you to attend all concerts, workshops and talks within the specified time range, with a few exceptions (see below for further details). The passes are also split into Seating Areas A & B, guaranteeing passholders the best seats in the house for events with multiple seating options.

  • The full Festival Pass is valid for the length of the Festival: 12 – 27 October 2018
  • The Week One Pass is valid for the first week of the Festival: 12 – 20 October 2018
  • The Week Two Pass is valid for the second week of the Festival: 19 – 27 October 2018


The different seating areas apply to concerts in the Town Hall and St John the Evangelist.
Seating Area A - Front Stalls
Seating Area B - Middle Stalls

All passholders will be seated in chairs in the Sheldonian and the Front Stalls in New College Ante Chapel.

Please note: The Songs of Farewell recital on 19th October takes place at two venues: All passholders will begin this recital at New College Chapel. Therefore, if you intend to purchase extra tickets or attend with friends, please ensure these tickets also start at New College and not the Holywell Music Room.

Collecting your pass

Passes will be available for collection from the Box Office desk at all events.

If you would like to buy a Festival Pass, please contact our Box Office via email or call
01865 591 276

Events to confirm attendance

Your pass guarantees you access to the vast majority of Festival events, however, some of these have limited capacity so we ask you to confirm your attendance at these events by email: [email protected] or call 01865 591276

Monday 15 3pm The Most Musical Nation
Tuesday 16 11am Bohemia! How Far Off that Used to Sound!
Tuesday 16 3pm Rosa Newmarch and the Music of Moravia
Wednesday 17 11am Souvenirs of the Grand Tour
Wednesday 17 3pm The Italian Commedia
Thursday 18 11am Sculpture as Music
Thursday 18 3pm A Literary Love Affair
Friday 19 10.30am Parry and the Art of the English Lyric
Friday 19 3pm Parry's Lost World
Sunday 21 3pm Meet the Students
Wednesday 24 9.45pm Le Chat Noir Included in Pass except drink

Events to book separately

A small number of events require booking and further payment and are not automatically open to passholders – these are listed below and can be booked online and by email or phone.

Every day From 6pm Festive Suppers (£12-14)
Saturday 13 Lunchtime Lunch (£7)
Saturday 20 Lunchtime Lunch (£7)
Friday 12 10.30am Masterclass with Sophie Daneman (£55)
Sunday 14 11.30am Family Concert: The Empty Chair (£5)
Sunday 14 2pm Masterclass for Music College Applicants (£35)
Sunday 21 10am Family Concert (£5)
Sunday 21 11am Family Concert (£5)
Sunday 21 12pm Family Concert (£5)
Sunday 21 3pm Bring & Sing (FREE)

PRogramme PASSES

Programme passes are designed to be convenient and the best value for programmes across at this year's Festival. Please present your Programme Pass at the 'Friends Table' in the Holywell Music Room and from the Shop at all other events

This Festival, programme passes will be available for:

Full Festival (12-27 October) - £80

Week One (12-20 October) - £45

Week Two (19-27 October) - £45

Evening Concerts Only (12-27 October, concerts starting at 19:30 or 20:00) - £40

Passes are available to buy from the Box Office at every ticketed event (card payments are welcome) or via the website here (at the bottom of the page).

For enquiries email [email protected] or telephone 01865 591 276 (Mon- Fri 12pm- 5pm)