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Attending the Festival

We want everyone to enjoy Open Cambridge and have a great experience at our events

• There is no need to book for events unless otherwise stated.
• There may still be spaces available at events which are listed as ‘pre book’; you are welcome to turn up and enquire on the day.
• Please note that entry may be refused if the venue is full or if you are late, even if you have made a booking.
• Your attendance at any Festival event signifies your agreement to comply with the guidelines for attendance (pdf).
• All events are free-of-charge unless otherwise stated.
• Please note that children should be accompanied at all times and use the minimum age guide indicated in the event description. For a number of events those under the minimum age may not be admitted due to the nature and content of the event. Please call ahead to check.

Getting to central Cambridge

  • On foot: all parts of the City of Cambridge are easily accessible.
  • By car: from the South and from London, Cambridge is a short trip up the M11 motorway, exit at junction 9 onto the A11.
    From the North, the A1 and M1 link to the A14 dual carriageway straight to the City
  • By bus: take advantage of one of the five Park and Ride Bus stations situated in and around Cambridge.
  • By train: the railway station is 15-minute walk from the city centre. Buses travel frequently into the centre from the station. In addition, there is a regular train and coach service from London Stansted Airport, which is less than 30 miles from the centre of Cambridge.

Local Parking

It is difficult to park in Cambridge. Please see websites for advice:
City Council - www.cambridge.gov.uk/parking
Park and ride - www.cambridgeparkandride.info
Blue Badge Holders - https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/free-parking-for-blue-badge-holders