Get fully immersed in the world of design, and be exposed to new areas of thinking, innovation and process with actionable advice and inspiration from the most diverse group of design talent. 

Come for 1 or 2 days of great festival atmosphere with the amazing impact and content of a conference. 

Design Festival tickets // 1-2 Nov 2019

2 days of talks and panel discussions from leading designers at Google, Royal College of Art, UK Government and more…

20% Group Discount – Book 3 or more tickets and get 20% off at the checkout.

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2 Day Ticket 1-2 Nov

2 Days of talks from 9:30am - 6pm. No booking fees.

1 Day Ticket Fri 1 Nov

Friday 1st Nov 2019: 1 Day of talks from 9:30am - 6pm. No booking fees.

1 Day Ticket Sat 2 Nov

Cheltenham Design Festival ticket - Saturday 2nd Nov 2019: 1 Day of talks from 9:30am - 6pm. No booking fees.

Top reasons to attend
  • 2 days of inspiring talks by designers from Google to the UK Government
  • Learn why relationships are the key to truly impactful design.
  • We will miss you if you don’t come.
  • Learn about design thinking, the digital & physical world coming together and tones more.
  • Did we mention 20 sessions chock full of information?
  • You will have an amazing time!


Is the Cheltenham Design Festival for me?

The Cheltenham Design Festival is for from junior to senior designers (of all disciplines), Creative Directors, students and people from organisations who want to understand the full potential of design, beyond aesthetics.

Our 2 day conference brings together an incredible line up of speakers covering a diverse range of design topics to show you the full impact of design and what design can do to transform lives.

Can I buy tickets to individual events?

No. The Cheltenham Design Festival is a 1-2 day conference. We’ve designed an all-day conference to open you up to new areas of design.

Whether you come for 1 or 2 days, you’ll learn from a blend of designers and creative thinkers who’ve used their mix of design skills and experience to solve real problems.

Creativity requires inspiration and curiosity in order that we come up with great ideas! Opening yourself up to a wide range of design subjects that you may not be familiar with, will help you to embrace new approaches, and help you to see things from a different point of view.

Look who’s talkin’

We have some amazing speakers lined up from amazing organisations such as The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Monotype, adidas, BBC, UK Government, The Royal College of Art, Aardman Animations and more…

Friday: Featured Speakers

Ambreen Shah Small
Dr Ambreen Shah
Patrick Grant
Community Clothing
Alexander Taylor
Alexander Taylor
Alexander Taylor Studio
Jim Sutherland
Jim Sutherland
Studio Sutherl&
Paul Boag
Paul Boag
Boagworks Ltd
Camilla Buchanan
Camilla Buchanan
Policy Lab, UK Cabinet Office

Saturday: Featured Speakers

Cat Drew
Gavin Strange
Gavin Strange
Aardman Animations
Steve Matteson
Steve Matteson
Tina Touli
Tina Touli
Tina Touli Design
Craig Oldham
Craig Oldham
The Office of Craig
Yoko Sen
Yoko Sen
Sen Sound



Where's the Design Festival?

The Parabola Arts Centre will be home to the Cheltenham Design Festival from 1st – 3rd November.

The 325-seat auditorium is very atmospheric, and it’s circular shape brings audiences together and encourages debate and discussion.

The Parabola Arts Centre, Parabola Rd, Cheltenham GL50 3AA

Previous Festivals

Take a look at these showreels to give you a flavour of what to expect from the Cheltenham Design Festival.

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