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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

Sustainability Statement

Our mission as an organisation is to use products that are made from recycled materials or are eco-friendly. We will consistently base all our actions on sustainability principles to protect our planet and future. We plan to stop getting so much printed, to help with our sustainability.

We will offer safe and healthy jobs with fair wages to venue supervisors and venue managers and advertised our roles widely across different networks. Henley Literary Festival workers are given excellent working conditions and are treated with dignity and respect. In terms of our festival volunteers, we maintain a diverse, participation-based culture that establishes optimum conditions for the sustainable commitment of the team members.

We are committed to working locally to improve the social, economical and environmental well being of the Henley-on-Thames community through providing events that people enjoy.  We are also committed to a sustainable future and to improving the social, economic and environmental well being of the Henley-on-Thames community.

Our events are delivered in a way that minimises the environmental impact and promotes business integrity. To do this, we have ensured that most of our banners are reusable next year and that we have turned to online marketing rather than print.

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