A Guide to Cheltenham Festival Tickets
The Cheltenham Festival 2022 will soon be upon us and, being one of the most significant festivals within the horse racing calendar, you don’t want to miss out! Perhaps you’ve not visited Cheltenham Racecourse before and are wondering exactly what your options are when it comes to tickets for Cheltenham races. Thankfully, we’ve broken down some of your options when it comes to selecting Cheltenham Festival tickets.
How Much are Cheltenham Festival Tickets?
Cheltenham Festival tickets can vary greatly in price depending on which enclosure you wish to visit and whether you decide to go for a ticket only option or a hospitality package. Naturally, ticket only options will be significantly cheaper than a hospitality package. Cheltenham ticket only options tend to be between £37-85 per person, depending on enclosure and which race day you decide to attend.
With a ticket only option for Cheltenham Festival you have the flexibility to choose where you eat and drink throughout the day. If you are still unsure we have all the information listed below when it comes to purchasing Cheltenham racecourse tickets.
Cheltenham Festival Tickets: Champion Day, Ladies Day and St Patricks Day
Cheltenham racecourse offers a number of ticket-only options for several enclosures for each day of the festival. The following prices are listed for Champion Day, Ladies Day and St Patricks Day:
- Best Mate Enclosure £37
- Tattersall £52
- Club Enclosure £85
Cheltenham Festival Tickets: Gold Cup day
The final day is the most significant day of The Cheltenham Festival so, as you can imagine, tickets are slightly more expensive:
- Best Mate Enclosure £57
- Tattersall £72
- Club Enclosure £103
Cheltenham Festival – Hospitality Tickets
It goes without saying that Cheltenham racecourse hospitality packages are costlier than ticket only options but are ideal if you are looking for a more involved experience. The beauty of choosing a Cheltenham hospitality package is that it includes fine dining, complimentary drinks as well as a host of other extras within the price. Hospitality packages for the Cheltenham Festival usually average at around £400 per person.
As official hospitality suppliers of Cheltenham, Eventmasters have a variety of Cheltenham Festival hospitality packages options for you to choose from, should you wish to go down the hospitality route.
An excellent base to enjoy a day at the races, Silks Restaurant offers wonderful panoramic views of Cheltenham Racecourse. With a four-course luncheon, afternoon tea, hostess service and complimentary bar, this really is a fabulous way to experience Cheltenham Festival. Prices for this facility range from £529 – £689 per person plus VAT.
Located within the exclusive courtyard area of the Cheltenham’s hospitality village, The Venue is a wonderfully relaxed venue for you to experience Cheltenham Festival. As well as amazing food and drink, this option includes celebrity tipsters as well as live music. Prices for The Venue range from £389 – £429 per person plus VAT.
Private Grandstand Box
Why not take things a step further by experiencing Cheltenham Festival in your very own private box! The Grandstand Box provides an intimate atmosphere and offers incredible views of the racecourse, overlooking the winning line. For this premium experience, prices range from £18,000 – to £25,000 for a total of 12 people plus VAT.
When is the Cheltenham festival?
Deciding exactly which day to visit the Cheltenham festival can be a tough decision. The festival takes place over four exhilarating days, each with its own unique atmosphere and feature races. The dates for 2022 are Tuesday 15th – Friday 18th March 2022. Here is a quick snapshot of each race day:
The festival kicks off on the Tuesday with Champions Day, one of the finest race days within jump racing. The day consists of four top class grade one races with the highlight being the Unibet Champion Hurdle.
Wednesday is undoubtedly the most popular and glamourous of all the race days; it’s Ladies Day of course! As well as revelling in the racing action, this is your chance to dress to the nines and stand out from the crowd.
St Patricks Day
The third day of the festival is the notorious St Patrick’s Day. Always a jovial atmosphere with swarms of revellers travelling to Cheltenham Racecourse from the Emerald Isle every year. The feature race of the day is Sun Bets Stayers Hurdle.
Gold Cup Day
The festival closes with Gold Cup Day, which is undoubtedly the highlight of the National Hunt Season. The Magner Gold Cup is the ultimate challenge for both horse and jockey and provides a splendid racing spectacle; the perfect finale for this iconic festival.
Indeed, there are a variety of options available for each day when it comes to choosing Cheltenham Festival tickets. It all comes down to what kind of experience you are after. If you are still struggling to make up your mind, give us a call on 0121 233 6500 and we’ll be happy to help.