Cheltenham Literature Festival




  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults


Indoor & Outdoor




The Cheltenham Literature Festival is back and bigger than ever for 2021! We’re thrilled to be back in our vibrant tented Festival Village in Montpellier Gardens for ten literature-filled days this October. Expect the best new novelists, incisive journalism, brilliant memoirs, hilarious comedy, literary greats, the brightest thinkers and the biggest names including Katherine Ryan, Dawn French, Tom Daley, Jack Dee, Shirley Ballas, Jacqueline Wilson and so many more!

Find the family events here on Cheltenham Rocks

Our Family Programmer has brought together a world-class line up to thrill young book lovers. Putting fun first, the festival gives children and young people a chance to meet the creators of their literary heroes, see illustrations come to life and fuel their imaginations.

There's so much to see and do! With new additions and old favourites, there's something for everyone! Find out more and browse individual events on the Cheltenham Festivals website here.

"The very first proper literature festival I’ve ever been to, and definitely one of my all-time favourites." Jacqueline Wilson

Friday 8th - Sunday 17th October

Times and ticket prices vary