“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.”

In this intensely personal and revealing interview, Hillary Rodham Clinton discusses her memoir, What Happened. She gives a no-holds barred account of the experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. This is a candid account of that campaign and its aftermath from the extraordinary woman in the eye of the storm.

Important information you need to know before attending this event

Please allow plenty of time to get to the venue as we are expecting roads into the site to be busy and you must be seated by 11.45am. * Latecomers will not be admitted*.

Before you arrive

No bags bigger than a small handbag will be admitted to the venue. If you arrive with a larger bag or more than one you will be asked to leave it in your car at your own risk.

Accordingly there are no cloakroom or left luggage facilities.

If you have not received your e-ticket for the event then please collect a printed ticket from our Festival Box Offices on Montpellier Gardens or at the Town Hall before Sunday.


Free parking is available in the main Racecourse carpark. The car park will be open from 10am. Racecourse staff will be on hand in the car park to direct you to the Centaur from the car park.

There are allocated spaces for disabled parking.

Security and Ticket Checks

Security checks will take before you enter the Centaur building. Coats and small bags will need to be opened and inspected.

Your tickets will also be checked at this point so please ensure that you have them ready.

Tickets will be required again at the doors into the event so that staff can direct you to your seat via the easiest route.

Venue Address and Directions

Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Evesham Road, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH. Directions to the venue.

Doors Open

Doors will be open from 10.30am.

Filming and Photography

As with all events which are part of The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival filming and photography of the event is not permitted.

Professional cameras will not be permitted.

Book Collection

A copy of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new book ‘What Happened’ is included within the price of your ticket. Copies will be handed out as you exit the venue. Please note that Hillary Rodham Clinton will not be doing any book signings.

If you have any other queries then please call the Box Office between 9am – 6pm on 01242 850270.


Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse

*Fees & Booking Info

Our booking fee

CF Ticketing charges a fee per booking to reflect the costs of providing the service which include card processing costs (for both credit and debit cards) as well as staffing, developing and maintaining the booking software and postage

Our booking fees are as follows:

  • Online sales £2.50
  • Telephone sales £2.50
  • In person card sales £1.50
    There is no fee for in person sales by cash

We endeavour to keep our booking fees as low as possible and charge on a per booking basis rather than a per ticket basis to ensure this. We also endeavour to ensure that our booking fees are clear before any transaction is completed.

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