Our policies are printed in both the Syllabus and main Festival Programme.

You can also download or view each policy statement here.

Festival ConstitutionĀ 

Child Protection Policy

Equal Opportunities Policy

Data Protection Policy


The Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts is committed to an equal opportunities policy in respect of all aspects of its activities and functions.

We actively promote equality for all with the right mix of talent, skill and potential, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or illness, religion or beliefs (this is not an exhaustive list).

Our Equal Opportunities Policy has been developed to ensure that all users of the Festival are fully aware of our commitment to provide equal opportunities in all our activities and functions.

Furthermore, the Festival will monitor the implementation and application of our Equal Opportunities Policy and ensure that it reflects and meets the needs of the increasingly diverse community, which we seek to serve.


The Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts needs to collect and use certain information about individuals in order to successfully run the Festival. The Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts ensures that personal information is treated lawfully and correctly. To this end, the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts fully endorses and adheres to the eight principles of data protection as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Information collected is processed fairly and lawfully; is used only for specific and lawful purposes; is accurate, adequate, relevant and not excessive; is kept for no longer than necessary; is processed in accordance with the rights of the individuals; is kept secure and is not transferred to countries that do not offer adequate data protection.

Access to information is strictly limited. All Festival personnel are trained in their duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Information will not be given to third parties without the prior consent of the individual (or their guardian). And requests to access information held by the Festival must be made in writing and will be dealt with promptly by the Data Protection Officer.

A full copy of the Data Protection Policy is available from the Secretary. Please contact usĀ to request a copy.