Accessibility for virtual events

For those who may require it, we plan to use a closed caption option that opens up on a separate tab for the events. Please contact us at least 48 hours before the event to to make sure the link is sent to you.


Henley Literary Festival is keen to promote equality of opportunities for people with disabilities and to take the necessary steps to meet their requirements. Please let us know your requirements in advance and we will reserve seats for you (subject to availability).

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. Please note the Hibernia boat only has push wheelchair access and there are no disabled toilet facilities or hearing loop onboard, however all other venues have full accessibility. It is the responsibility of the individual venues to provide accessibility facilities.

Best seating for hearing loops varies per venue but chairs will be marked where possible. Please ask venue supervisors to direct you to the hearing loop areas. To find out more about our venues click here.

Sign Language

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

First Aiders

We have trained first aiders dotted around festival venues. Please ask a member of HLF team if you need assistance.

Arrival Guide

Ticket collection for all events is at the Festival Hub (or the Festival Office on Thursday 3rd October). Tickets are not available for collection at any of the venues, so please allow enough time to visit the box office before your event starts.
Upon arriving at the venue, staff and stewards will be happy to help guide you to your seat and any other facilities.

Please see our FAQs page for ticket collection, but please note all tickets must be collected from the box office prior to the event.