Harrogate International Festivals

Press Office


Welcome to the Harrogate International Festivals Press Office

We can help arrange interviews with any of our speakers and performers, discuss on site photography and filming, and arrange Festival promotions and competitions.

Absolutely – we welcome reporters and reviewers to all of our Festivals. Our press passes, which allow access to the Festival site and facilities, are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are strictly limited to one pass per publication. If more passes are required please note this and the reason in your accreditation application. Please click here to submit your request for press accreditation and ticket request for the upcoming Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.

Press tickets are strictly limited – due to the high volume of requests we receive, it’s helpful to know how you plan to cover the Festivals and events you hope to attend.

All applications are subject to ticket availability and Press Office approval. The Press Office will be in touch to confirm whether your application has been successful.

All requests to interview speakers, performers and staff in advance of Harrogate International Festivals should be arranged through the Press Office. We will do everything we can to arrange your interview, and offer advice on suitable alternatives as necessary.

We have a library of high resolution images of our Festival participants. We also have an extensive library of past Festival images to give a flavour of the Festival atmosphere. Please get in touch with your requirements and we will send you through download links for the best images.

Professional photographers are welcome at all of our events, but pass numbers are strictly limited and must be arranged with the press office in advance of the relevant Festival.

All on-site filming will need to be agreed with both the Press Office and participants in advance of the Festival. We look at all filming on a case-by-case basis, so please contact us and we will do everything we can to facilitate your request.

Below is an overview of the Festivals activity including links to relevant imagery and as-and-when they become available: Press Accreditation and Ticket Requests forms. For further information please contact the press office at press@harrogate-festival.org.uk.