A wonderful way to start the weekend.
Welcome to TAL Festival. We are an inclusive, community-driven arts and literature festival situated in the picturesque market town of Thame. Our mission is to inform, inspire and entertain people of all ages. The much anticipated festival returns 13th-17th October 2021.
Community and inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do.
TAL provides an exciting space for you to connect with your favourite authors, artists and performers.
Our diverse collection of performances and events means there's something for everyone.
Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor, talks of his love for TAL Festival and how you can support us
Head over to The Book House to view their wonderful collection of books
Important news and updates from the festival
Our valued sponsors play a key role in supporting the festival and it’s community.
Shortcut to booking tickets – click the button!
If you already know which events you would like to book for and which books you would like to order then, simply click on the button above this text and it will take you straight to the listings to select your live or digital tickets for the events and order your copies of the book. Otherwise simply scroll down the screen or use the calendar above to read about our events and click through to order tickets from the EVENT DETAIL page.