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Ah, me hearties...really push the boat out with this ticket! Take part in all the land-based fun, including three music stages, The Hideout, Tell-Tale Island, pop-up dockside shows, family activities, paddleboarding & canoeing (Mon only), the smugglers' market and loads more, PLUS step aboard and explore our famous Tall Ships.

FROM £13


Prefer to stay on dry land? This ticket is perfect for you! Enjoy our live music programme, immersive performances on the dockside, interactive installations in The Hideout, Tall Ship Vilma's cannon show and loads more! All in the shadow of the majestic Tall Ships.



You can bring along your smallest sailors (five or below) for FREE.


If you book a Sealegs ticket, your Stowaway can board the Tall Ships with you.


Booking is still required so they can receive their wristband.



The easiest way to get your tickets is online directly from our ticketing page here. You can select all your options and any eligible discounts will apply in your basket.


No queues. Tickets are emailed straight to you and you can just show them on the gate to recieve your wristband.


If you'd like to speak to someone about your tickets, book from Gloucester Guildhall.

Pop in and see them on Eastgate Street, or give them a call on 01452 503050.

Please note the Box Office is only open Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm.


We will be operating a Box Office at the festival, so if you want to buy on the door you can.


Please note that there will be huge queues at on site Box Offices, so we'd recommend you book in advance online. With so many customers, complex ticket queries are best emailed to us here.


Quite simply, the more days you come to Tall Ships, the better value it is.

Buy tickets for two days and get 10% off your tickets. Buy tickets for all three days, and you'll get 15% off. The discount will automatically apply at checkout.

10-15% OFF


To help make the festival an ideal family experience, we're offering families 15% their bookings. Simply choose a group of four tickets to the same festival day, where at least one of those is a Child ticket, and voila, your discount will apply in your basket.

15% OFF


Book for a large group and receive one in ten of your tickets for free. For example, if you're bringing down a big ship's company of 50, you'll get 5 of your tickets on the house!

To book in your group, call our Box Office on 01452 503050.

1 IN 10 FREE


Can't wait to get my tickets, when are they available?

Tickets are available from 10am, Thursday 25 Jan 2024. Book now!

Should I book in advance, or when I arrive?

We would highly recommend you purchase tickets that you know you'll need in advance, especially if you're interested in Sea Legs tickets that include access to the ships. We're expecting Sea Legs tickets to sell out early so can't guarantee their availability in May. You'll be able to buy your tickets right up to the festival dates and at the festival, but only if we have them available which we can't guarantee.

What will my tickets be like?

When you book, you'll receive an e-ticket to your email address. Due to the numbers of tickets we will be issuing, we won't be issuing physical tickets.

How does my ticket work on the day?

When you arrive at Gloucester Tall Ships Festival in May, you'll need to show your e-ticket to one of the team at the entrance gates. They'll then issue you with a wristband. The type of wristband you get will match the ticket type you buy.

What are the ticket types?

Scroll up to explore our tickets.

How much will tickets be?

Individual day tickets range between £8 and £19 per day. Stowaway tickets (ages five and under) are free but booking is required.

Will you have family tickets?

We have a family discount of 15% that will apply if you purchase four tickets where at least one is a child ticket. Just add four or more tickets for any given festival day to your basket and the discount will apply. If your basket qualifies for other discounts, the system will calculate the best deal possible.

I want to come to more than one day of the festival, what do I do?

Simply add tickets to all the days you wish to come to, and a discount of 10% for two days or 15% off all three days will apply in your basket. If you qualify for other discounts, the greatest discount will apply to your basket so you're getting the best deal possible.

Do you do Carer / Assistance tickets?

Yes, we do provide free Carer / Assistance tickets. If you need this, please phone Gloucester Guildhall Box Office on 01452 503050. Please note the Box Office is only open Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm.

I can't come to Tall Ships any more, can I have a refund?

Tall Ships Festival has a strict no refund policy unless the event is cancelled by the organisers. When buying your tickets you agree to the terms and conditions of sale. You can read these terms here. This means that we can't issue refunds if you cannot attend due to factors outside the control of the organisers. If you would like to discuss refunds further, or have unusual circumstances, please email and the team will assess whether your request can be escalated.

I've realised I can't come on the day I've booked for, can I exchange my tickets?

We are able to process an exchange of tickets from one festival day to another. So if you cannot attend on the Saturday, for example, and would like to attend on the Sunday, you may ask the Box Office to refund and reissue your tickets.


Box Office can only do this for equivalent tickets of equivalent value (for example, Sea Legs for Sea Legs / Land Lubber for Land Lubber). Sea Legs to Land Lubber are not eligible for exchange, likewise Adult to Child tickets. You must have the exchange processed in advance of entry into the Festival. Used and scanned tickets are ineligible for exchange. Saturday tickets brought for exchange on Sunday will not be processed, likewise Saturday or Sunday tickets brought for exchange on Monday.


Exchanges can only take place via the Box Office, either at Gloucester Guildhall (phone 01452 503050) or at the on site Box Office (note that there will be queues for the on site box office).

I love a bit of legalese. Can I read all the ticketing terms and conditions, please?

Of course! Check out our ticketing and admission terms and conditions here.

Why is entry to Tall Ships not free?

Big events like Tall Ships cost a huge amount to stage. Booking top music acts, bringing in immersive experiences, creating interactive art installations, constructing the site, sailing our wonderful fleet of Tall Ships from across the world to us, and running the site safely, means we have to charge to experience it.

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