How to Book

The StAnza Box Office is now open.

StAnza Box Office: The Byre Theatre

The Byre Theatre, St Andrews runs StAnza's box office. The Byre Theatre building is currently closed but ticket services are available to book online.

If you have any enquiries about booking, you can email:

Most events - anything tagged Free Online - do not require you to book or register. You can view them online, just go to the event listing page.

Free tickets can be booked for events which are Live Webcasts on Zoom.

See our infographic on how to access events at StAnza 2021

PDF icon Infographic - how to watch events at StAnza.pdf

Instructions on How to Book >>

Please book online by clicking on this link. The Byre Theatre building is currently closed. Procedures for booking when they are open during the pandemic are explained in this ticket booking guide, but as at 2 February they are not open for in-person bookings for StAnza 2021 in March, nor for bookings by phone or email.

Tickets for Workshops and Round Tables, the only events for which we are charging at StAnza 2021, and free tickets for the many Live on Zoom free/ticketed events, can be booked via the Box Office in terms of the above guidance. Other events do not require a ticket and can be viewed on our website.

Most events at StAnza 2021 are offered free, but on a Pay-What-You-Can basis. Please use the payment button on each event page to make a payment.

Please arrive at Live on Zoom events in sufficient time: late comers may only be admitted at our discretion. 

If you cannot use a ticket you have bought, please contact our box office as soon as possible. If they are able to re-sell the ticket, then you will be offered a refund. We regret that otherwise tickets purchased cannot be refunded.

Free tickets for the Preservation Trust Museum should be booked direct with them via the link on the various event pages. However, the Museum is currently closed and our exhibitions and event there will not take place in March. We hope they can take place later in the year.

Covid-19: StAnza 2021 will mostly take place online. All in-person events, exhibitions or installations in our programme depend on government regulations and guidance in force for the period of the festival. If these take place, they will be delivered in association with venues or partners who are committed to being fully Covid-19 safe and Covid-19 compliant. All members of the public should observe and comply with appropriate social distancing, mask wearing, hand sanitizing and other hygiene precautions. However, notwithstanding the foregoing, any engagement with in-person events at StAnza is undertaken by members of the public at their own risk. StAnza cannot accept any liability in respect of Covid-19 safely compliance by members of the public or any incidence of infection amongst those choosing to engage with our in-person events.

Access and BSL interpretation or captioning: see Venues page. All pre-recorded events at StAnza 2021 will be captioned.

Data protection: StAnza takes your privacy seriously. Please read our Privacy Notice.

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Small print: StAnza reserves the right to change or amend all or any events. StAnza reserves the right to refuse admission and not to admit late arrivals. Refunds cannot be given except in the case of cancellation of the event or of any of the participants.
StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival is a private company limited by guarantee and registered under the Companies Acts, registered no. SC253342. It is recognised by the Inland Revenue as a Scottish Charity, charity no. SC 031789.