Henley Literary Festival is keen to promote equality of opportunities for people with disabilities and to take the necessary steps to meet their requirements.

Online Events

We can provide closed captioning for Virtual Events – let us know 2 weeks prior to the event start date if you will be requiring this.

Access Booking 

If you require assistance with access or seating at a venue or have other special requirements, please notify the Box Office in advance so that arrangements can be made prior to the event.

Telephone: 01491 575948


Venue Access and Hearing loop information 

The festival takes place across a wide range of venues in central Henley.  All our venues have full accessibility. It is the responsibility of the individual venues to provide accessibility facilities.

Sign Language 

We are happy to book British Sign Language interpreters for events if required. Please contact our box office at least two weeks prior to the event. We do not offer captioning, or audio description performances at this time.

Arrival Guide 

Upon arriving at the venue, staff and stewards will be happy to help guide you to your seat and any other facilities.

First aiders 

We have trained first aiders dotted around festival venues.

If you have any inquiries regarding accessibility at the festival or have any questions about booking then please contact us on 01491 575948 or

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Henley Literary Festival is committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender, religious beliefs, age, or disability is always treated with equal respect.  We aim to foster an environment which accommodates, includes, and celebrates diverse voices, just as we believe the literary world does.

We believe all children deserve to experience the joys of books. This is why we partner with the Arts Council to make our schools events accessible to everyone. We livestream all of our schools events for free, and have BSL interpreters in person and on livestream for children who are hard of hearing. Further to this, we are teaming up with an acclaimed children’s author to bring our festival to an SEN school. Books are for everyone, as is the festival.​

Find out more about the Arts Council England here