The Festival Programme

Full details of all services and concerts will be given in the Programme. This will contain a plan of The Close, its surroundings, including the location of St Thomas’s Church, the White Hart Hotel, the Cathedral School and the Festival Box Office during the Festival. From Monday 2 July the Programme may be purchased from the three Cathedral shops at Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester or vouchers exchanged at Salisbury Cathedral shop. From 18 July, the Programme may also be obtained at the Festival Box Office, Ladywell 33a The Close.

Separate orders of service will be available for all sung Cathedral services.

Venues, Programming and Visibility

All concerts and events will be held in the Cathedral unless otherwise indicated. The published programme is subject to alteration. There may be some seats where visibility is limited by reason of the architecture of the venue.

St Thomas’s Church

St Thomas’s Church is approximately eight minutes’ walk from the Close via the High Street. There is no parking at the church but nearby car parks are detailed under Car Parking in this brochure.

Facilities for the disabled

The Cathedral, St Thomas’s Church and the White Hart Hotel are accessible to those in wheelchairs or with other disabilities. The concerts in the Cathedral School are on the first floor, which is only accessible via a wide staircase.

Toilets are available at the Cathedral off the Cathedral Cloisters and St Thomas’s Church with wheelchair access but not at the Cathedral School.

A loop system is in operation for the spoken word at St Thomas’s Church and the Cathedral.

Car Parking

Public car parks near the Cathedral are situated in New Street (closes at 8pm) and Crane Bridge Road. More distant car parks are in Brown Street, Salt Lane and the Central Car Park.

There is no free public parking available in the Cathedral Close but spaces are available at £7 per day.

A limited number of Patrons’ permits at a cost of £15 each will be available for parking in the Cathedral Close. The permit will be issued for the duration of the Festival and a specific vehicle; it is not transferable and vehicles will be parked at their owners’ risk.

Applications for permits should be made in writing to:

SCF, Patrons’ Parking, Wyndham House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EN with the vehicle registration number, a cheque for £15 made payable to SCF and a stamped self-addressed envelope.