For frequently asked questions, click below.

If your question isn’t answered here, just get in touch.

Can I reserve a ticket?

Due to demand we are not able to reserve places, bookings are done on a first-come-first-served basis. You can pay a deposit and return to pay the full amount however.

Can I book by phone, post or in person at the venue?

No, we can only take bookings through the EADF website. If you need assistance with booking just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help. 

Worthing Pavillion is running some events as part of the festival, these should be booked through WTM

Do I need to complete any forms?

Yes, we’ll email you a link to the form in advance. If you forget it, we’ll have some spare copies at the venue. You can also download it here.

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes. On courses of £250+ we offer a two-stage payment option. All second payments must be settled two weeks before the festival, or you risk losing your place and your first instalment. The option to pay in instalments will cease to be available three weeks before the festival.

Subsidised Places

There are a small number of subsidised places available for EADF 2024, expressly for people that identify as underrepresented in the aerial sector. There are 4 subsidised places available for the Weekly Pass and 2 for the ‘Healthier Aerial Practice’ day-long workshop. Subsidised places offer 50% off the cost of activity. We understand underrepresented in the aerial sector to include but not be limited to, disabled artists, artists from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, artists who experience racism, artists with care responsibilities and artists who are LGBTQIA+.

To apply for a subsidised place:

Firstly, reserve your place on the classes you wish to take part in via the Book Now web page. Once you have selected the classes you wish to take and clicked Next, you will be taken to the payment page. Do not complete the payment section. You place will be reserved on the classes you would like to do.

Then, to apply for a subsidised ticket, email Lindsey with a brief description of yourself in relation to the criteria at no later than 23:59 Friday 31st May 2024. We will let all applicants know if they have been successful by Monday 3rd June.

How will I receive my ticket?

You will be sent an email confirmation after you have purchased your course. Please bring this confirmation email (printed or digital format) on the registration day. The building will be open from 8am for registration. Classes will start promptly at 9am.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

Please see our refund policy on the prices page.

What level of experience do I need to do an EADF course?

The level of experience required is specified next to each course on the timetable and useful guides to assist you in choosing the right level for yourself are written on the ‘About’ page – level definitions.

Please do book in for the level that is right for you. Failure to do so may result in you being bumped off the course and into the appropriate level assuming there is space in that class.

If after reading those you are still unsure then please contact Lindsey Butcher, the festival director at:

Do I have to attend every day?

Yes. The weekly festival cannot cater for drop-in classes. For your own safety and that of your fellow participants, you must attend the entire course. The only exception is special one-off classes that don’t run for the entire week.

What is your COVID-19 policy?

We now know that Covid is here to stay, so would ask that if you experience any symptoms or simply feel unwell then please, out of respect for your fellow EADF friends and family, don’t come into the building.

If you have any Covid-19 symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus – even if you feel well, please stay at home and help to restrict sickness rates and support those more vulnerable.

Some participants may choose to wear a mask whist attending classes. Please respect these decisions and show kindness and consideration to one another, the EADF team and venue staff.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to take part in the festival?

You must be 18+ years to take part in EADF courses. There are a small number of places available to those younger (14+), but with prior experience. Please get in touch PRIOR to booking your course if you are under 18 years or have any concerns to Lindsey Butcher:

Will the event be photographed / filmed?

Yes, parts of the event will be documented for EADF and its artists, partners, and Worthing Pavilion. This material may be used to promote future EADF events. If you prefer not to be photographed/filmed please let a member of EADF staff know on the day.

Can I record / film things in class?

This is at the discretion of each tutor. Usually it’s requested that you watch first, then film.


EADF don’t offer any accommodation. On the EADF facebook page you will be able to ask if there are other festival goers looking for accom who might want to share a place and split the cost with you. Or try the #EADF2024accom hashtag on social media.

It’s worth also looking along the coast towards Brighton as there are good transport links, regular buses and trains the whole way along. We also suggest the usual places, such as Airbnb, etc.

Getting to Worthing

By Air
Gatwick airport is the closest International airport with a direct train from the airport to Worthing train station.

By Rail
Worthing (WRH) station is 17 minutes walk away (0.8 miles). And has regular trains from London (85 mins) or Brighton (25 mins).

By Bus
South Street (Stops J, K, L and M), Worthing, BN11 3AW are 2 minutes walk away (0.1 mile).
Bus no 700 goes all the way from Brighton to Worthing calling at many places en-route where you might also find accommodation; Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Shoreham by sea, Lancing, and from the other direction – West Worthing, Goring by Sea, Ferring, East Preston, Littlehampton.

By Car
Worthing Grafton Multi-storey Car Park (BN11 3PZ), opposite Worthing Lido, is 2 minutes walk away (0.1 mile).
Worthing High Street Multi-storey Car Park (BN11 1NY), above the Guildbourne Centre, is 7 minutes walk away (0.3 miles).

By Bike
Traditional bike stands are available just outside the venue. These are uncovered and unmonitored – left at owners risk.

Things to Do, Places to Eat +

Worthing Theatres & Museum have supplied us with this handy list of local places. 

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