Hay Festival 2024 - Hay-on-Wye

Available from 27 May 2024 to 27 May 2024

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What else is on at Hay Festival 2024 - Hay-on-Wye?

Get your tickets for Hadestown at Hay Festival 2024

The hit musical Hadestown has recently opened in London’s West End, after an epic journey from Canada to Broadway, winning eight Tony Awards on the way.

Here's what to expect:

  • Monday 27 May 2024, 9pm–10.10pm – Global Stage
  • Anais Mitchell, Hadestown creator shares stories about the show’s early years and answers questions about its inception and its runaway success.
  • Hear the members of the UK cast introduce you to the musical and perform excerpts from the show!

In this special event, Hadestown creator Anaïs Mitchell and members of the UK cast introduce us to the musical and perform excerpts from the show. Mitchell shares stories about the show’s early years and answers questions about its inception and its runaway success.

Hadestown intertwines two love stories in the underworld of Greek mythology – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winner Mitchell originated Hadestown as an indie theatre project and album.

Brecon Road,
Herefordshire HR3 5PJ
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Hay-on-Wye is just off the A438 between Brecon and Hereford. The Festival site (HR3 5PJ) is well signposted for drivers.

Car sharing
We recommend using Hay Festival partners goCarShare, BlaBlaCar.com and Liftshare to connect drivers with spare seats and those needing help getting to Hay. It’s a great way to meet like-minded people, as well as being a big help in reducing carbon emissions and congestion – and it also saves everyone money.

Car charging
You'll find four fast electric charging points in Oxford Road car park in the centre of Hay-on-Wye (HR3 5EQ), and further charging points a five-minute drive from Hay at Baskerville Hall (Clyro HR3 5LE). National car charging websites will show more charging locations in the local area.


The nearest railway station is Hereford, twenty miles away.

Hereford train station is served by regular trains as follows:

Great Western Railway (GWR) from London Paddington, Reading (rail/air link from London Heathrow) and Oxford
Transport for Wales (TfW) from South West Wales, Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, Cwmbran and Abergavenny
Transport for Wales (TfW) from Manchester Piccadilly, Stockport, Wilmslow, Crewe, Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Ludlow and Leominster
Transport for Wales (TfW) from North Wales, Chester, Wrexham and Gobowen (Oswestry)
West Midlands Trains from Birmingham New Street, Bromsgrove, Worcester Foregate Street, Great Malvern and Ledbury


Running between Worcester, Hereford and Hay, the special Festival bus service links with trains and coaches at Hereford’s train and bus stations, and also Worcester Crowngate Bus Station. This service runs for the duration of the Festival.

Tickets for all journeys can be bought on the bus. We’re sorry that we’re unable to accept concessionary passes on this service.

Tickets: Hereford to Hay
Adults £10 single, £14 day return, £16 period return

Children (5–15 years) £6 single, £8 day return, £10 period return

Family of up to four people (max. two adults) £34 return

The bus will stop at the following stops each way on this route.

Hereford Railway Station - Country Bus Station (Stand 6) - Maylord Shopping Centre (Stand 2) - Victoria Court - Whitecross Memorial - Kings Acre - Stretton Sugwas Turn - Post Office, Swainshill - Kenchester Turn - Bridge Sollers, Crossroads - Byford, Old School - Portway, Hotel - Staunton-on-Wye - Letton, The Swan - Kinnersley Turn - Willersley, Turn - Winforton, Sun Inn - Whitney-on-Wye, Church - Rhydspence, Border - Clyro, Square - Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle

Only assistance and/or guide dogs are allowed onto the festival site. If you wish to attend the festival with assistance and/or a guide dog, you are welcome to either:

  • Inform the staff at the entrance of the Festival that you wish to enter with your assistance and/or guide dog on your day(s) of attendance; or
  • Notify the Festival that you will be attending with your animal in advance by contacting the Box Office by email to: [email protected]

Despite the Festival taking place in a field, they do their very best to ensure the whole site is as accessible as possible. All the venues have wheelchair access, and are connected by smooth walkways. The larger venues have hearing loops, and they can arrange for the hard of hearing or lip readers to sit in an appropriate seat.

Hay Festival is committed to removing barriers for all, regardless of your disability. If you need any additional help which is not listed above, please contact [email protected] and they will do everything they can to make your visit as easy and stress free as possible!

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