Join our Magfest Membership scheme for many benefits including early booking.   

Have a look at 2024 Membership benefits​ by following the​​​​​​ link here.


The programme launch will be Spring 2024.

How to Book

Online: follow the BUY TICKETS links on the events that you wish to go to.

By telephone: +44(0)1856 871445. 

In person: St Magnus Festival Box Office, 13 Albert Street, Kirkwall KW15 1HP.  Box Office will be open after the programme launch.

Tickets are available on the day at events subject to availability. 

For general enquiries please email:


Concession ticket prices are available to schoolchildren, full-time students and registered unemployed ONLY.


Pricing and Seating

To give greater customer choice the Festival has banded ticket prices for many events. 

Please note that the lowest price is for unreserved seats and/or seats which offer very limited views of the performance area. 

In St Magnus Cathedral this will include some seats with no view. 

Unreserved seats are available from the opening of ticket booking.

For festival performances that are not sold out, tickets are available on the door at all venues.

Special Requirements or Assistance

If you have special seating requirements or have a query regarding access, please contact the Festival office on 01856 871445 or email 

We will do our best to satisfy seating requests at all venues.

Festival Transport

Most Festival events take place in Kirkwall or Stromness which are 15 miles (30 mins) 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.

Catering Within Events

Please be aware that our food may contain or come into contact with common allergens, such as dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, soya and wheat.

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