Cheltenham Cricket Festival – Visitor Information

The Cheltenham Cricket Festival returns to the college grounds this summer for – two weeks of entertaining cricket!

The 2017 fixtures are certainly some of the most exciting yet, Gloucestershire will play three NatWest T20 Blast matches and two Specsavers County Championship matches.

With previous NatWest T20 Blast matches selling out at the festival and large crowds expected for the two County Championship matches, a Gloucestershire Cricket membership will secure your seat.

Click here to book tickets to the Cheltenham Cricket Festival

Gloucestershire fixtures at the 2017 Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival:-

  • Monday 3 – 6 July – Gloucestershire v Glamorgan – Specsavers County Championship
  • Friday 7 July – Gloucestershire v Middlesex – NatWest T20 Blast
  • Sunday 9 – 12 July – Gloucestershire v Worcestershire – Specsavers County Championship
  • Thursday 13 July – Gloucestershire v Kent – NatWest T20 Blast
  • Sunday 16 July – Gloucestershire v Sussex – NatWest T20 Blast


Visitor Information


Gates open two hours before the start of play each day.

For team news and to follow each Gloucestershire Cricket match live, please visit the home page ‘Live Scorecard’ on each match-day.

Advance ticket prices for each match end at end at 6pm the day before the match. Click here to purchase tickets

Ticket Collection:
Pre-purchased tickets will be available for collection on the College Lawn Entrance, off Thirlestaine road.

If you have any concerns, please also refer to our Ticket Refund Policy below.

Parking: Car-parking can be purchased on a daily basis for £8.00 at Reeves Field (follow Yellow AA Road Signs). Car parking on the College Lawn is for pass holders only. Parking is offered on a first come, first served basis and cannot be guaranteed.

Food & Drink – Supporters can look forward to an exciting selection of food at this year’s festival.

Experience the festival in style and comfort with one of our hospitality packages. Click here for more information. 

There will be a number of recogniseable food offerings available throughout the festival including:

  • Cheltenham based and award winning Simpson’s Fish & Chips
  • Bristol based pizza company The Pizza Stable
  • Gloucestershire based Pit Smoked BBQ

The Gloucestershire Arms which was huge success in 2016 will return to the festival this summer and will be offering a delicious selection of food throughout the festival, including a cold buffet, hot special and a selection of cakes and desserts.

There will be a number public bars selling soft drinks and a selection of alcoholic drinks including draught ales from St Austell Brewery, including ‘Tribute’ and cider from Thatchers.

Close of play entertainment!

Supporters can look forward to added entertainment at the end of play on each day of the festival.

With the sun expected to shine throughout the festival, the Gloucestershire Arms will stay open serving drinks and providing music and entertainment.

The BBQ will be hot, the drinks will be cold and supporters can un-wind in the idyllic Cheltenham College grounds.

Location – Postcode – GL53 7AB


Train – Cheltenham Spa Station is located approximately 1 mile from the ground.  Contact 08457 484950 or click here to plan your journey.

Bus – Cheltenham and District L from town centre. There is a bus link from Cheltenham Spa station to the town centre

Car –
From north and west: from M5 junction 11 take A40 (east) towards Cheltenham, continue on A40 (Gloucester Road then Lansdown Road), at island filling station turn right on to Andover Road. Go over traffic lights into Suffolk Road. Go over traffic lights into Thirlestaine Road.
From south: from Cirencester (A435) continue to junction with A40, turn left on to A40 and continue on this road to Cheltenham College
From east: follow A40 towards Cheltenham town centre, College is on this road.

Map –

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If you have any questions about the festival please give us a call on 0117 910 8010 and we will be happy to help.

For information on our refund policy – please click here