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Welcome to an historic The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival – live streamed here on our brand-new digital hub for the first time in the history of the world’s oldest literature festival.

Watch over 130 live-streamed events from Cheltenham’s magnificent Town Hall and Everyman Theatre with some of the biggest names publishing this autumn. Plus exclusive filmed events with major international names and a digital family, young adult and schools programme which will inspire and entertain.

Register for FREE here to view a live stream of all our adult events via our Screen on the Green.

Click here for tickets to experience the events live.

Explore what else you can see and do on our virtual Festival site interactive map

Waterstones Bookshop

Here’s where you can browse our virtual bookshop for all your Festival favourites delivered straight to your home. Thanks to our Partners Waterstones, every purchase you make here supports the Festival.

The Den

Coming soon! Enter The Den and delve into a library of free digital events for schools and families.

Featuring a host of amazing writers, poets and illustrators including Oliver Jeffers, Liz Pichon, Joseph Coelho, Lauren Child, Greg James and Chris Smith, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Matthew Syed, Anthony Horowitz and Elizabeth Acevedo.

Citizens Manifesto

We want to hear what’s important to you and what your concerns and hopes are.

What elements of our lockdown lives should we maintain and what’s been exposed as outdated?

Join us to share stories, make sense of this moment and discuss the choices we face for the future.


Subscribe to our #CheltLitFest Player and catch up on everything streamed from the Festival until 31 December 2020.

The Stage Door

The Stage Door is our digital space hosting special events for invited guests.

The Times and The Sunday Times

Title Partners The Times and The Sunday Times bring world-class journalism and expert insight to the Festival

Baillie Gifford

Baillie Gifford is a longstanding partner who support a number of the UK’s most renowned literary festivals.

The University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire shares the Festival’s commitment to nurturing new talent.


Explore the art of audiobooks and narration with the Festival’s brand-new partner Audible.


Together with partner Cunard we created the world’s first Literature Festival at Sea!

Marquee TV

Marquee TV is the Festival’s Official Streaming Partner, supporting our international series: The World Is Waiting

Sky Arts

Sky Arts will broadcast highlights from the Festival on its new premium free-to-view channel

Screen On The Green

Here’s where you watch our free live stream of events from the Festival. To view please register here.

See our list of what’s on here.

World Is Waiting

Even with world travel restricted, the programme won’t lose its international flavour, with a dedicated series of exclusive interviews with leading writers filmed at home entitled The World is Waiting. Providing an insight into writers’ lives in lockdown and a glimpse into the literary culture of Japan, Australia, Nigeria, the US and more, audiences can hear intimate conversations with writers such as Marilynne Robinson, Sayaka Murata, Tayari Jones, Akwaeke Emezi and Miles Franklin Award-winner Tara June Winch. The World is Waiting will form part of the Festival programme selection set to be broadcast by Official Streaming Partner Marquee TV.

Box Office

Choose your ticket type and register to watch our free live stream of events here.

See our list of what’s on here.

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