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Click on the right to access online booking.

From 15 May to 12 June the Box Office is open from 11am to 3pm on Mondays and Tuesdays only for personal or phone bookings or book by post as below. See right for Box Office hours outwith these times.


Supporters get the earliest opportunity to book tickets. For more information on becoming a supporter please visit our SUPPORT page. In order to book online during the priority booking period you will need to login using the email address that you gave us when you signed up for patronage. If you have used the system before it will remember the password that you previously set up but you have the option to create a new one online if you can't remember it. At very busy times there is a queing system. If you are placed in the queue please do not refresh the page or you may lose your place in the queue 


Follow the programe links to book online or click here

Book in person (after 8 May) or by post at St Magnus International Festival Box Office, Custom House, 33 Albert Street, Kirkwall KW15 1HL.

POSTAL BOOKING FORM - Please print the centre pages of the programme.

Book by telephone on +44 (0)1856 871445.

Note Box Office opening times above right.


Tickets can be posted for a charge of £1.

All bookings incur a transaction charge of £2.50.


Please make cheques payable to St Magnus International Festival. When booking by post, please do not fill in the actual amount but write horizontally across the cheque a maximum upper limit (to match the total on your booking form) e.g. ‘not exceeding £50’.


To give greater customer choice the Festival has three ticket prices for many events. Please note that the lowest price is for unreserved seats and/or seats that offer limited views of the performance area. In St Magnus Cathedral this includes some seats with no view.

2017 Supporters priority bookings received before the relevant opening date are pooled, with tickets for each performance being randomly distributed within each ticket price requested amongst the ‘early birds’. Once priority booking has opened, orders are dealt with in order of arrival.

Benefactors, Patrons and Friends will be able to book online during their priority booking period. To access online booking, please ensure you have paid your membership fee and registered an email address with the Festival.

The Festival’s online booking system allows customers to choose their seats and print tickets at home.

Concession prices are available to school pupils, full-time students and people who are registered unemployed. Concessions do not apply to senior citizens.

Please note wheelchair spaces are not available to book online. If you have special seating requirements, a query regarding access, or wish to make a booking for a wheelchair user, please contact the Festival office on 01856 871445. We will do our best to satisfy seating requests at Festival venues.

The Festival can claim Gift Aid on donations and Benefactor support. If you are a UK taxpayer, please sign the declaration on the booking form to enable us to do this.


Most Festival events take place in Kirkwall and Stromness, which are 15 miles apart. On weekdays and weekends there is a regular daytime bus service (details and timetables are available from the VisitScotland Information Centres in Kirkwall and Stromness).

The concerts in the Milestone Community Church and St Peter’s, Sandwick are Festival Excursions and transport is included in the ticket price.


Available between 10 June and 28 June 2017 Courtesy of Northlink Ferries, Festival Benefactors and Patrons are offered a 30% reduction on standard passenger and vehicle rates for return trips on the Scrabster and Aberdeen routes. For information on how to make a booking contact the Festival office on 01856871445 or email



15 May to 12 June
Mondays & Tuesdays only
11am - 3pm

12 June to 22 June
10am - 4pm

Available 24 hours 7 days a week




Festival Supporters make a valuable contribution towards the success of the Festival and help to secure its future development. Three levels of support are available, which enable Supporters to enjoy special privileges such as priority booking and discounts on ferry fares. For full details of Supporters' benefits, see the SUPPORT page. The Festival can claim Gift Aid on donations and Benefactor support. If you are a UK taxpayer, please sign the declaration on the booking form to enable us to do this. 


powerful, passionate and just exquisite and a fine example of the St Magnus Festival's effortless boundary-pushing at its best
The Scotsman

St Magnus International Festival, 13 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HP

T: +44 (0)1856 871445


St Magnus Festival is a charity registered in Scotland. Scottish Charity No SC011666. Company Number SC073825.

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