Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Open-Air Theatre Festival:


• Unless sold out in advance, tickets are also available on the gate (cash only).

• People with access needs are welcome to a free ticket for their carer/assistant. Please email Richard via info@northcoastarts.co.uk to arrange the free ticket.

• Every 11th ticket is free for group bookings. Book via info@northcoastarts.co.uk

• Most performances last approx 2 hours with a 20 minute interval

• Minimum ages are advisory only. Please use your discretion.


• No seating is provided. Please bring low-back seating and/or blankets,

• An area for people on blankets is reserved at the front.  

• If you wish to be socially distanced please sit towards the rear or sides of the audience area

• Performances start at the stated time so please arrive in good time to take your seats


• Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. No barking!


• Please support the catering at the venues and don’t bring your own alcohol to licenced venues.

Ebbingford Manor: Friends of Bude Sea Pool will provide hot drinks, cakes, snacks, bar for the theatre events and the Shanty Shindig (20 July). Alan Colwill and Norton Barton Artisan Food Village will provide bar/cocktails for the Ebbingford music events (26 & 27 July)

Norton Barton Artisan Food Village: Bar only. Picnics welcome.

Bude Castle Lawn: Limelight Cafe: Teas/snacks/ices. Pre-order picnic boxes from Cafe Limelight. Call 01288 357300 or email thecastle@bude-stratton.gov.uk


• Performances continue regardless of the weather. Be prepared.

• There are no indoor alternatives in case of bad weather.

• In the event of electrical storm, tickets will be exchanged for another date.

• The following may be useful: A torch, insect repellent, an umbrella (or sunshade!)


• Most venues have level access, adjacent parking and accessible toilet facilities. For specific access information please email the box office on info@northcoastarts.co.uk


Please bring some cash to support the raffle for local good causes!

Local musicians will provide pre-show live music at some shows.

Have a question that we haven’t covered? Please feel free to get in touch by emailing info@northcoastarts.co.uk

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