VISITOR INFORMATION

COVID-19 SAFETY  

During your visit to Paxton this summer you will find a number of new safety measures in place to protect you so that you can focus on enjoying the music. These measures have been developed in line with The health and wellbeing of our audiences, musicians, staff, suppliers and volunteers are our priority, and we are working hard to ensure that we can provide a safe concert-going experience this summer. Although Music at Paxton 2022 is currently planned to be held without major social distancing, our seating plans have been revised in order to facilitate a little more space for everyone. Additionally, a number of safety measures from last year’s Festival remain in place, including: 

● Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout the festival; 

● Hand sanitiser available at the onsite box office, along with spare face masks; 

● A cash-free onsite box office. 

Printed material will be kept to a minimum: concert programmes will be available to download for free from our website, although visitors who prefer a printed copy will be able to purchase these from the box office in advance, for pick up at the venue during the Festival. 

It may be necessary to request that audiences wear face coverings whilst inside the venue(s), unless exempt for medical reasons. 

Please do not attend if you have tested positive for Covid-19 or are displaying symptoms of the virus. 

We will continue to monitor the situation, review our systems and adapt measures, in line with current legislation and the latest guidance from the UK and Scottish governments.  

BOX OFFICE

Tickets are available in advance from our ticketing partner – 180 Box Office.

10am – 6pm, Mon – Fri 

0131 226 0009 | https://musicatpaxton.online.red61.co.uk

The onsite Festival Box Office will be located in a gazebo on the grassy area opposite the courtyard at Paxton House. Unsold tickets for all events will be available for purchase from one hour before the advertised concert. 

Please note: we will not be accepting cash payments at the onsite box office. 

Concessions are available to those under 18, in full time education, registered unemployed, disabled persons and their carers/escorts. Regretfully, we are not able to offer concessions to senior citizens.

We are delighted to be available to offer a limited number of free tickets to young people aged 8 – 25 for selected concerts thanks to the generosity of the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust ticket scheme. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, and may be booked in advance or on the day of the concert, subject to availability. Full price tickets may be booked at the same time for accompanying adults. Simply look out for the Cavatina logo to identify the eligible concerts. 

We are delighted to be available to offer a limited number of free tickets to young people aged 8 – 25 for selected concerts thanks to the generosity of the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust ticket scheme. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, and may be booked in advance or on the day of the concert, subject to availability. Full price tickets may be booked at the same time for accompanying adults. Simply look out for the Cavatina logo to identify the eligible concerts. 

Please note: tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable unless we are obliged to postpone the Festival for health and safety reasons, in which case full refunds will be available on request. 

Priority booking – Patrons and Benefactors: Monday 11 April 

Priority booking – Friends: Monday 18 April 

Public booking: Monday 25 April 

To be eligible for priority booking, join the Friends from £30 p.a. More information from Friends Secretary Wendy Saywood:  

friends@musicatpaxton.co.uk | 07783 720 953 

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

The festival programme will be available to download for free from Monday 18 July at www.musicatpaxton.co.uk

DOORS, ACCESS AND SEATING

Unless otherwise indicated, concerts take place in the Picture Gallery (up the stairs at the far side of the courtyard).  

Paxton House has fully disabled access: assistance may be required for wheelchair users wishing to use the lifts, and we would encourage visitors with additional access requirements to let us know in advance, so that we can make all arrangements necessary for your comfort. 

Please note:  latecomers will not be admitted

ONSITE DINING

The Stables Tearoom will be open throughout the festival, serving drinks, light snacks and pastries. Please contact them directly for up-to-date information on menus and opening times.

01289 386 905 | paxtonhouse.co.uk

Why not dig out the picnic hamper? The marquee will be open from 5pm Tuesday to Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday* for you to enjoy your picnic under cover, come rain or shine. Chairs and tables are available for use in the Marquee on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternatively, there are plenty of picnic tables within the grounds of Paxton. 

* marquee unavailable from 1 hr prior to concerts held in the marquee until the end of that concert. 

DINE IN THE VILLAGE

The Cross Inn is a traditional country pub in the heart of the village of Paxton, just five minutes by car from Paxton House. The bar is stocked with fine wines, regional ales and soft drinks, and menus are prepared using locally sourced produce where possible.  

01289 384 877 | thecrossinn.co.uk

ACCOMMODATION

There are numerous local accommodation providers, some within walking distance of Paxton House: visitscotland.com | visitnorthumberland.com | visitberwick.com

HOW TO GET TO PAXTON HOUSE

By road (postcode TD15 1SZ)

The entrance to Paxton House is on the B6461, opposite the junction with the B6460 and adjacent to the village of Paxton. The House is signposted from the A1 Berwick-upon-Tweed bypass, and the entrance is 3 miles along the B6461 on the left-hand side of the road. 

Please note:  the Union Chain Bridge at Horncliffe is closed until Spring 2022.

By rail

Berwick-upon-Tweed railway station is on the east coast main line, served by LNER and CrossCountry trains. Paxton House is a ten-minute taxi journey from the station. 

GET INVOLVED

Would you like to join our friendly team of volunteers? Typical roles include accommodation hosts, page turners and front of house/box office assistants.  

More information from General Manager Elizabeth Macdonald: 

volunteers@musicatpaxton.co.uk | 07719 702 25

MORE INFORMATION

Please see the Music at Paxton website for more information and Frequently Asked Questions