A downloadable pdf of our brochure is available from the website immediately after each Festival is launched (in July each year). If you would particularly like to have a printed version of the brochure and live locally to Rye, you will find brochures available for collection at the Box Office and a number of outlets around the town such as shops, pubs and restaurants. If you are unlikely to visit Rye before the Festival, please send an e-mail to the Box Office with your name and full address.
Discounts on tickets are available to Friends and Patrons but only when booking in advance.
Discounts are not offered for tickets sold ‘at the door’.
The discount rate is 15% off every ticket purchased if you are a Patron or 10% if you are a Friend of the Festival. To become a Patron or Friend and immediately benefit from the two-week priority booking period and the discounted ticket prices, please click here.
Unless it is specifically mentioned, there are no discounts (other than via Patron/Friend membership) for any events. In a few instances there are concessions for Senior Citizens and children, these are marked quite clearly against the relevant event.
Occasionally we have linked events where a discount may be offered. If this is the case, it will be clearly marked as such.
EVENT FINISH TIMES
If you need to know specific details about an event finishing time and it does not appear on our website, please contact the relevant Event Coordinator via e-mail. Click here for the Contacts page. Alternatively, please phone the Box Office and they will endeavour to find out for you. All start and finish times are approximate.
There are usually a number of events during the Rye Arts Festival that feature Jazz. However, there is a separate Rye Jazz Festival that takes place in August each year. Rye Jazz Festival, which takes place over the August Bank Holiday period each year is not related to the Rye Arts Festival and we cannot supply tickets for it.
LOGGING IN AND BUYING TICKETS
If you would like detailed instructions on how to log in and buy tickets, please click here to download a pdf giving step-by-step instructions on the process.
LOGGING IN – EXISTING USERS
If you want to buy tickets and are eligible for a Patron or Friend discount, please log in either before filling your basket or at the beginning of the check out stage. Go to the black bar at the top of the web page and click on “My Account”. You can log in using either your user name or e-mail address together with your password.
If you log in to begin with click on one of the blue tabs at the top of the page to go from your ‘My Account’ page to the rest of the website (e.g. to find the events listings):
If you go to the My Account section of the website, you can ask for your password to be reset. Once this has been completed, you can go to My Account and change the password to something that you find easier to remember. However, please bear in mind that ‘easy’ passwords are more likely to be compromised.
Rye is a very compact town and there is very little on-street parking. There are however, a number of car parks in the vicinity of each of the venues, for most of which a parking fee is applicable. The venue map, which can be found at the front of the brochure (or click here) shows all local car parks. If you are not familiar with Rye and have difficulty walking, or are bringing someone who is, please contact the Box Office for more help and advice. It is usually possible to drop someone off at a venue door and then proceed to park elsewhere.
If you wish to buy tickets or membership online you can use a Paypal account, a credit or a debit card. If buying tickets for our September festival, you can do so online or by posting a completed order form (found in the centre pages of our Festival brochure) and send with a cheque or your card details to: Rye Arts Festival Box Office, c/o Phillips & Stubbs, 47/49 Cinque Ports Street, Rye East Sussex TN31 7AN. We do not recommend sending cash in the post. During Box Office opening hours you are welcome to visit us at Phillips & Stubbs and pay with a card, cheque or cash.
You do not have to have a Paypal account in order to purchase tickets. When you reach the payment stage, click on the blue “debit or credit card’ wording immediately beneath the orange “Log In” button (see picture below) to pay with a card. There are no extra fees for making a card purchase.
For more detailed instructions when paying with a credit or debit card please download this file.
Tickets purchased online will be sent to you by e-mail. You may print these off at home or just show your confirmation e-mail on a smart phone or tablet to a Steward at the door. You do not have to print off your tickets. We also have lists of all tickets purchased for an event at the venue, so we can easily check your credentials in case of a mishap.
If your tickets fail to arrive after your purchase has been acknowledged – Please check your “JUNK” or”SPAM” folder. If they are there, please add our e-mail address to your Contacts list to ensure future safe delivery of tickets.
Tickets can be collected from the Box Office during opening hours. Alternatively, it may be possible to collect your tickets from the venue door by asking the Box Office in advance. You will need to bring proof of your purchase with you to gain entry to an event.Tickets can be shown on mobile phones/tablets for scanning at the venue door.
There are no allocated seats at any of the events, with the exception of previously-booked wheelchairs. It therefore pays to be prompt when coming to an event.