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Ticket booking information

Cecil Sharp House – home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) – is England’s dedicated folk arts centre. We host concerts, festivals, weekly classes, seasonal courses and much more. 

Box Office opening hours

Monday to Friday 9.30am–5pm

Saturday and Sunday times vary.

These hours are subject to change and may be affected by our performance programme.

Box Office telephone: 020 7485 2206.

Access booking

Disabled customers who have joined our access register are entitled to a free companion ticket to any of our events. Please call the box office on 020 7485 2206 to join the access register.

Transaction fee

Any online order containing one or more tickets is subject to a single £2 fee per transaction.  

Telephone bookings are subject to a single £2.50 fee per transaction.  

If your order is only for Education courses or Folkshop items, no transaction fee will be charged.

There is an option at the checkout to add a voluntary donation to help support the work of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

Concessions for Classes and Courses

We offer reduced-price tickets to people who are in full-time education; in receipt of Job Seeker's Allowance; in receipt of Income-Based Benefit (such as Income Support, Housing or Council Tax Benefit, Working Tax Credit, Pension Credit). Evidence of concession status will need to be provided before the start of term by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a copy of your supporting documentation.


All seating is unreserved: first come, first served.


Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged unless a performance has been cancelled or abandoned when less than half the performance has taken place. Transaction fees will not be refunded in that situation.


As part of our environmental policy, we are no longer issuing paper tickets. When you order online you’ll receive a confirmation email containing your sale number. Please note down your sale number and we’ll check your booking at the box office when you arrive.

Third-Party Data Sharing

If you purchase ticket(s) for an event promoted by a third party at our venue, we may share your details with this third party. These details are to be used by the third party for communications only directly concerning the event. Your details will not be passed on to anyone else.