Booking Details

Booking information for Dickensian 2017 on Friday 1 December 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

With the agreement of the police and Hertfordshire Highways, we shall be closing Amwell End, Baldock Street, Church Street, East Street, High Street and West Street and diverting traffic away from the town centre. This is necessary for safety reasons. But it has cost implications: more about that below.

As last year there will be stalls in Tudor Square and the Drill Hall reserved for local groups and charities and spaces available to local craft people. Our charges for the stall spaces are outlined below and are based on the costs of advertising and the additional expense of Road Closures – in total around £3000.

Ware Town Partnership is now taking bookings for Friday 1 December 2017 Dickensian event. If you would like to book a stall please download the forms from below and send with your payment to:

Ware Dickensian Evening
c/o 99 New Road
SG12 7BY

Booking Fees for 2017:

TUDOR SQUARE: charges will for a three-metre pitch with electricity (please indicate) – if you want more than three metres you will have to book more than one pitch. Unfortunately, we cannot provide tables or market stalls for Tudor Square. There will be 18-20 pitches in Tudor Square to account for the new design planned. If you wish your stall to be in Tudor Square, it is first come, first served. Please use the layout diagram to indicate your stall preference. At present it is not clear when the work on Tudor Square will be done.


To be confirmed

HIGH STREET and BALDOCK STREET: these areas are reserved mainly for business stalls but due to lower capacity of Tudor Square local charity stalls will be accommodated.

Charges will be for a three-metre pitch. – if you want more than three metres, you will have to book more than one pitch. The price does not include electricity – if you need electricity, you will either have to bring a generator or negotiate with local shops for a power supply. We are happy to accept bookings from Local Organisations (again please indicate your preferred location).


To be confirmed.

THE DRILL HALL: charges for a space with 1 Go-Pak table 5’ by 2’6, electricity is available to some of the stalls adjacent to the walls. Please indicate your preferred space and we will do our best to accommodate but stalls are in demand.


  • £45.00 local charity or organisation, self-employed craft stalls, inclusive of online booking fees.

    Eventbrite - Dickensian Evening - Drill Hall Stall Holders

If you want more than one table, you will have to book more than one space. There should be room for about 42 stalls in the Drill Hall.

We expect both Tudor Square and the Drill Hall to be available for setting up from 4.30pm at the latest, possibly earlier. Please do not arrive earlier as it causes traffic congestion.

In addition to the stalls and entertainers – bands and fairground amusement – there will a variety of activities for all ages. We also hope to have some Dickensian activities in the Library and the Museum.

There will be carol singers both inside St. Mary’s and at other locations in the town. The traditional Christmas Tree Festival will be held in Leaside Hall and the Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust will be running a Craft Market in Place House (they take bookings on 01992 504331) . We plan to publish a PROGRAMME including what’s on, where, and at what time – if you would like to advertise in the programme please contact us.

All stalls will need a RISK ASSESSMENT, but we can help you with that.  You will also need PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE and, unfortunately, that is something we cannot help you with.

The Dickensian Evening is a uniquely Ware event – a fun evening for the whole community and something our town does well. Last year it is estimated there were 10,000 people at the Dickensian Evening. We are sure that the 2017 Dickensian Evening will be as good.


Stall Location plan – Tudor Square (Stall location Tudor Square – 2017) - to follow

Stall Location plan – Drill Hall (Stall location Drill Hall 2017) - to follow

Note: Stalls should have their own public liability insurance and provide a risk assessment when booking. We reserve the right to refuse a booking. We are also required to provide details of the Food Hygiene Certification for stalls serving food.