Blue Garden Audience listening, dancing to Afro Caribbean teller Jan Blake

PLEASE READ if you are coming to the festival

    FESTIVAL HOTLINE: 01446 799285   Here are a few things to remember if you’re coming to the festival:   Buying tickets You can buy all types of ticket for this year’s festival online or by phone until 5pm on Thursday 30 June.Thereafter tickets… Read more >


Festival T-shirts available now

Get your festival look sorted in advance – buy one of our stylish BtB 2016 T-shirts, featuring Einion, our festival blacksmith and mascot. Specially designed by Cathie Thurgate, they are available in two designs (white on black, or black on white) and in a range… Read more >


Eco-friendly transport to the festival

We are delighted to be partnering with Wessex Garages in Cardiff, who will be showcasing the new Nissan Leaf electric car at the festival. They will also be providing a free shuttle service between Llantwit Major and the festival so if you’ve never ridden in an… Read more >


Join the Friends of BtB to see all the festival highlights

Do you want to make sure that you see all the most exciting performances at BtB this year? Friends of Beyond the Border are able to reserve up to three seats for certain shows that we anticipate will be particularly popular. You can join the Friends today… Read more >

Blue Garden Audience listening, dancing to Afro Caribbean teller Jan Blake

New to the festival? Get the festival flavour for just £12

If you want to see world-class storytelling, circus, music and theatre, experience the beautiful setting of St Donats Castle and sample the delights of the food & craft markets and real ale bar, our Taster Ticket could be for you. A Taster Ticket is just… Read more >


Win festival tickets in our giant competitions

How big are giants? What do they look like? How to they behave? Have YOU ever met a giant? We’re celebrating giants in stories this festival, as part of Roald Dahl 100, a whole year of activity to mark the anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth. We’ll… Read more >

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Bursaries for Summer School courses available

Places are still available on the Beyond the Border Summer School, and thanks to funding from the Foyle Foundation, we are able to provide a number of bursaries to participants aged 30 or under. PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY… Read more >

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Bookings now open for 2016 Summer School

Bookings are now open for Beyond the Border’s summer school of storytelling workshops, at St Donats Castle, Vale of Glamorgan, which run from Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 June 2016. The BtB Summer School offers a range of masterclasses and workshops aimed at storytellers of… Read more >