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Advance Booking Office

Enchanted April

A romantic comedy by Matthew Barber
Buscot Park Theatre


Welcome to our online box office. Here you can pre-order eTickets for our latest production; just show your ticket as proof of payment when you arrive for the performance. We hope that you will enjoy the show and we would really appreciate your comments afterwards by completing our simple online review form. Please see the FAQ’s below for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the following before you contact us with a question that is already answered below (as we have tried to cover everything here):

Q: How do I order and pay for tickets?

Place your order using the form below. Payment must then be made online. You may use either a PayPal account or your debit/credit card via the secure PayPal platform. We cannot reserve tickets for you to pay on the door. If you are booking for a large group of 10 or more then please see the further note below. A receipt for payment will be sent to you usually immediately by email from PayPal. We will also send you an e-ticket before the start of the performance (time varies). Please check the details carefully and bring it with you to the performance. If leaving it on your phone then we suggest you ‘flag’ it so that you can find it more easily when you arrive. Your name will be on a desk list but it will help to identify you and the bookings you made in the unlikely event of any problems.

Q: What if something goes wrong, like repetitive error messages when I try to book tickets?

If you get an error message or are told that we are sold out yet it says that tickets are still available then you may keep getting that message when you try again. Please try one or more of the following. Either clear your browser history, use a different browser, install an app to clean all the rubbish out that gets left in memory over time, or just use a different device for now.

Q: Why do the tickets here cost more than advertised?

We use our own bespoke booking system but there is a small fee of up to 5% added per ticket to cover the electronic transaction charges. This is much cheaper than a normal theatre ticket company would charge. Please note that it is NOT refundable.

Q: Can I buy tickets on the door?

Yes you can if seats are available but this is risky as we sell out fast. We cannot reserve tickets for you to pay on the door. The total number of seats has to be limited by various safety regulations. You can check the availability in the booking form below. If food is provided with a performance then payment on the door will not include that food as it has to be ordered in advance.

Q: Where are my tickets?

You will receive an e-ticket by email from us before the start of the performance (time varies). Please bring your receipt or preferably your ticket with you to the performance. If leaving it on your phone then we suggest you ‘flag’ it so that you can find it more easily when you arrive. Your name will be on a desk list but it will help to identify you and the bookings you made in the unlikely event of any problems.

Q: What if I didn’t receive a receipt by email?

You should receive a receipt within a few minutes. If not received within an hour then please contact us and we will send you our copy, which does always come through every time. If time is getting short and you don’t hear from us due to possible email* problems then just turn up anyway; your name should be on the list at the door. (* hotmail.com accounts are notorious for this, try using a different email address if you can.)

Q: What if the performance I want to see is sold out?

If we are sold out then please look to see if there is another performance with tickets available that will suit you. If this is really impossible then please contact us here from this website to be put on a waiting list in case there are any cancellations. Please do not contact anyone else – they cannot help you, time will be wasted and you might miss out on a chance of getting a cancellation. Note that requests for tickets on social media only encourages scammers.

Q: Do I need a child ticket for a baby?

A child ticket when available is for children age 4-15 only. No ticket is required for children up to age 3 and not taking up a seat.

Q: Is it possible to reserve a specific seat?

We are unable to reserve seats on a general basis as they are not numbered and would advise you to arrive early to ensure you sit where you would like. However, for a pantomime matinée you may find the front seats have been reserved for youth groups such as Scouts, Cubs, Brownies or Guides.

Q: Can I cancel or change my ticket?

We will do our best to change your booking provided an alternative is still available. If you need to cancel then we can offer a full refund, minus any added bank transfer charges. You must contact us at least 48 hours before the performance. Please do not ring anybody or advertise your tickets on social media as it encourages scammers. A change or cancellation must be in writing via the contact form on the website.

Q: What do I need to know before booking for a pantomime?

The afternoon performances for pantomimes sell out very quickly as they are very popular with large youth groups and parents with young children. If you are not bringing young children with you then please consider an evening rather than an afternoon performance. Also please be aware that the front rows for the final matinée, and possibly earlier ones, are usually reserved for various youth groups so choice of seating may be limited.

Q: What do I need to know before booking for a large group?

One free group leader ticket will be added for every 10 tickets ordered in advance. There is no need to add it to your online order. The tickets must be ordered at the same time and for the same performance, and you should preferably arrive as a group. If the latter is not possible then it will be your responsibility to ensure that all concerned are provided with a copy of your receipt/ticket. If you would prefer to pay for a large group booking by bank transfer at the normal advertised price then please contact us for details.

Q: How do I find the venue? (Directions, Parking and Access) – see section below.

Please also see our Terms & Conditions.

Tickets Available Online

(updated: Friday 17-05-2024 at 6:02 pm; ) Help

Tickets available are: Adult £12.60. You can also adjust the numbers you require or come back for more after 'Add to Basket'.

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P1 Wednesday 15 May 2024
Doors open 7:00 for 7:30 pm curtain
P2 Thursday 16 May 2024
Doors open 7:00 for 7:30 pm curtain
P3 Friday 17 May 2024
Doors open 7:00 for 7:30 pm curtain
P4 Saturday 18 May 2024
Doors open 7:00 for 7:30 pm curtain

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    Directions to Venues & Parking

    Map SchoolThe Elms Primary School (was Faringdon Junior School, Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HZ). If driving by car please use the Gloucester Street Car Park (SN7 7JJ) behind the Library. Parking is currently free after 6pm and all day Sundays. A ticket will be required only for matinée performances on Saturday (currently £1 for 3hrs and requires keying in your car registration).

    The car park can fill up very quickly so please allow plenty of time. It would help greatly if anyone living in Faringdon either walked or used the Southampton Street Car Park.

    WheelchairWalkingParking is NOT available in the grounds of the school.

    PLEASE NOTE: wheel-chair access is only available via the entrance behind the library. The other route has a number if steps and has no access slope. [see map for full details]

    Corn ExchangeFaringdon Corn Exchange (Corn Market, Faringdon, SN7 7JA). For productions taking place here, either town car parks are close by. Gloucester Street Car Park (SN7 7JJ) behind the Library or Southampton Street Car Park (SN7 7HP). Access for wheel-chairs is available.

    buscot-park-theatreBuscot Park Theatre (Lechlade Road SN7 8BU). For productions taking place here, there is parking available in the grounds with a short walk to the theatre. Please note, there are no wheelchair facilities in the theatre. The theatre is in the grounds of Buscot House, which is about 3 miles out of Faringdon on the A417 towards Lechlade.

    Sudbury HouseSudbury House (56 London Street, Faringdon SN7 7AA). For productions taking place here, parking is available in the grounds. Vehicle access is via the entrance on London Street on the way out of Faringdon towards the A420 and Oxford. Access for wheel-chairs is available.

    Faringdon Dramatic Society FDS is an amateur theatre group and a non-profit organisation. All money received from membership fees, ticket and bar sales, and the occasional donation is used to cover the running costs of our productions. The greatest expenditure is for venue hire for both rehearsals and performances, copyright licensing, and insurance. Other expenses include staging, lighting, costumes, publicity, and props.