FAQs

Where is the festival?

The main hub of the festival will take place in Newton Abbot with other events taking place across Teignbridge in venues including libraries, community halls and art centres.
Our opening ceremony takes place on Saturday the 22nd of June in the centre of Newton Abbot at 10.30am.

Who is the festival for?

We hope the festival is for everyone! Whether you’re coming with a family and looking for a fun day out, or you have an interest in the arts, climate change, or ecology you will be among like-minded people. You can get involved with some of our events, take part in workshops, watch a film or just soak up the atmosphere at our fun and vibrant festival.

Are there any age restrictions on the activities?

Some activities have age guidance. For example, some of the workshops are not suitable for young people under a certain age and there are activities specifically for Early Years. This information is stated clearly in the programme but if you’re not sure, just ask the artist!
Young people under the age of 16 should always be accompanied by an adult. Unfortunately, it is not possible to leave your child in the care of an artist, volunteer or any member of staff, even if they are taking part in a specific activity for young people.

How do I get there?

Depending on where you’re travelling from, the town centre is easy to find and get to. 
There are plenty of buses and trains from local towns and cities and the bus station and railway station are close to the festival activity.
If you’re nearby, the town centre is easy to find on foot – head towards the clock tower.
If you’re travelling by car, there’s lots of parking around the town.

Disabled parking

There are quite a few disabled car parking spaces close by.

Electric charging points

Currently available charging points in Newton Abbot can be found on this ZapMap link. Be aware that this link includes charging points in Chagford, which is quite a long way from Newton Abbot.

There is an ongoing program of charging point installations. Devon Climate Emergency has a map showing planned and installed chargers. Some of the planned chargers are installed and waiting for a grid connection, so could be live by the time of the festival.

For those coming from a longer distance there are rapid charging hubs on the A38 / M5 at:

Salmon’s Leap Osprey, Buckfast TQ11 0JP has 16 charging bays.

Exeter Sowton Services EX2 7HF has both a GRIDSERVE with 24 CCS and 12 Chademo and a Tesla only Supercharger with 32 Chargers

Do I have to book a ticket?

Most festival activities are completely free, including performances, talks, exhibitions, film screenings and workshops. Some events will be ticketed due to the limited capacity of the venue, but the tickets will mostly be free, with a few exceptions. Tickets will be available from 2nd April here. There are lots of workshops, performances and activities that are drop-in so don’t worry if you haven’t booked anything in advance. 

How do I find out what’s on?

You can use our online programme to see the full range of activities going on over the festival week. For more information see the festival timetable, 2024 lineup and Digital Magazine.
You can download a PDF version of our programme here.
Over the week you will be able to pick up a printed programme from any of the festival venues.
You can also chat to our friendly Festival Volunteers who will be happy to assist you with finding your way around the festival. 
If you would like specific advice, head to our Info Points.
Follow us on social media! Our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages are great places to keep up to date.

Are the venues fully accessible?

Where will I find toilets?

Toilets can be found across the town centre and at most of the venues.

Will photographs/filming be taking place?

We have official photographers at the event taking photographs and film. These photographers will be identified by a lanyard. 
There will be signage displayed at all events acknowledging that photos and video will be taken. If you do not wish to have your image or the image of a child in your care captured, please speak to the photographer at the event or contact us using the details below. 
You have the right to request that your image be removed from the digital server and from any unprinted / unpublished publicity material on the web by contacting: Marketing Coordinator:
Images may appear on our website, social media platforms and email newsletters, in our printed materials produced for promotional purposes including leaflets, posters and adverts, in materials sent out to the media, or in reports to funding bodies. We will not include personal email or postal addresses, or telephone or fax numbers on our website or in printed publications. Please note that websites can be seen throughout the world, and not just in the United Kingdom, where UK law applies.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed in the outdoor areas but these may get very busy so you may not feel it is not the right environment for your dog. Assistance dogs are welcome in the indoor venues and marquees.

Health and safety information

If you become unwell during the event or need to receive first aid, please make yourself known to one of our volunteers.
In the event of an emergency call 999 immediately. 
If a child becomes lost during the festival, please notify a member of the event staff or security in hi-vis.

If you have any other questions please email us