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Tickets & Special Discounts

1-Day Festival Pass: £50 - 13th May 2023

​​1-Day Festival Pass: £50 - 14th May 2023

​​2-Day Festival Pass: £75 - For the 13th and 14th May 2023

All Festival Pass £80 - For 12th, 13th and 14th May 2023


Alternatively, single tickets cost £13.50 for each individual talk.
Purchase two tickets to one talk for £12 each, 3 or more for £11 each.
  Early Bird price if bought before the 10th April 2023 - £10.50 each  

Buying your Tickets:

To purchase your tickets from the secure site please scroll down this page and click on the speaker(s) you wish to see.


To book by telephone please call the Box Office on: 0333 666 3366.

(This new box office number qualifies as inclusive call minute packages for mobiles and landlines)


Tickets are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Please note:

A booking fee will be added by the ticket company ‘TicketSource’ when you buy online or via the ticket telephone line.

50% of these fees have been paid by The Lewes Speakers Festival and so the fee will amount to no more than a maximum of 5% of the price of the ticket(s). This percentage decreases if you spend more than £25.

To keep the fee to a minimum please book online and print your tickets out at home. This is free of charge.

Alternatively, TicketSource add £1.50 to the booking fee for tickets to be sent to you by post.

Any queries, please email:

ALL EVENT PASS - £80 - For 12th, 13th and 14th May 2023


Friday 12th May 2023

Friday 12th May 17.30 – 18.40 Jade McGlynn Russia’s War

Friday 12th May 19.00 – 20.10 Ed Stourton Confessions: The agenda-challenging, unexpected memoir from one of our best-loved broadcasters

Friday 12th May 20.30 – 21.40 Lizzie Dearden Plotters: The UK Terrorists Who Failed

Saturday 13th May 2023

ALL DAY PASS - £50 - 13th May 2023

TWO DAY PASS - £75 - For 13th and 14th May 2023


Saturday 13th May 9.50 – 11.00 Roger Highfield Virtual You: How Building Your Digital Twin Will Revolutionize Medicine and Change Your Life

Saturday 13th May 11.20 – 12.30 Simon Jenkins The Celts: A Sceptical History


Saturday 13th May 12.50 - 14.00 Professor Malcolm Gaskill The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World


Saturday 13th May 14.20 - 15.30 John Dickie The strange death of Cosa Nostra. What is the current state of the world’s most notorious, criminal mafia organisation?

Saturday 13th May 15.50 – 17.00 Martin Brunt No One Got Cracked Over The Head For No Reason  - Dispatches from a Crime Reporter


Saturday 13th May 17.20 – 18.30 Alison Weir Elizabeth of York: The Last White Rose


Saturday 13th May 18.50 – 20.00 Tom Clark Broke - Fixing Britain’s poverty crisis

Saturday 13th May 20.20 – 21.30 Benedict Rogers The China Nexus

Sunday 14th May 2023

ALL DAY PASS - £50 - 14th May 2023

TWO DAY PASS - £75 - For 13th and 14th May 2023


Sunday 14th May 9.50 - 11.00 Dr Sophie Mort A Manual for Being Human

Sunday 14th May 11.20 - 12.30 Claer Barrett What They Don't Teach You About Money: Seven Habits that Unlock Financial Independence

Sunday 14th May 12.50 - 14.00 Chris Mullin Didn’t You Use to Be Chris Mullin? Diaries 2010–2022

Sunday 14th May 14.20 – 15.30 A C Grayling Philosophy and Life

Sunday 14th May 15.50 – 17.00 Her Honour Wendy Joseph KC Unlawful Killings: Life, Love and Murder: Trials at the Old Bailey

Sunday 14th May 17.20 - 18.30 Peter Hitchens A Revolution Betrayed: How Egalitarians Wrecked the British Education System

Sunday 14th May 18.50 – 20.00 Steve Richards The Prime Ministers We Never Had: Success and Failure from Butler to Corbyn


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