The safety of our visitors and staff remains our priority: we continue to follow current legislation and the latest guidance from the UK and Scottish governments, and will revise our plans as required.

The following measures are in place:

● Enhanced cleaning;

● A cash-fee onsite box office;

● Hand sanitiser and face masks available at the box office;

● Print kept to a minimum, including digital concert programmes;

● Whilst face coverings are no longer mandatory, visitors are welcome to wear them.

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


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

10am – 6pm, Mon – Fri 

0131 226 0009 |

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.

Thanks to the generosity of the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust ticket scheme, we are delighted to offer a limited number of free tickets to those under 26 for selected concerts by the Piatti Quartet, Guy Johnston and Melvyn Tan, the Consone Quartet, and Chlöe Hanslip and Danny Driver. Tickets 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 other 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 03 April 

Priority booking – Friends: Monday 10 April 

Public booking: Monday 17 April 

To be eligible for priority booking, join the Friends from £30 p.a. More information from Friends Secretary Wendy Saywood: | 07783 720 953 


The festival programme will be available to download for free from Monday 17 July at


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 may not be admitted


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 |

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. 


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 |


There are numerous local accommodation providers, some within walking distance of 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 expected to reopen in Summer 2023. We advise checking before you travel.

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. 


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: | 07719 702 25


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