Carmarthenshire Eisteddfod tickets 

How do I buy tickets for the 2023 Carmarthenshire Eisteddfod yr Urdd? 

Tickets will be available to buy on our website from 28th March on wards. 

What kind of ticket will I be using to enter Eisteddfod yr Urdd? 

Eisteddfod yr Urdd will be using e-tickets this year, asking visitors to show their tickets on a phone or tablet at the Welcoming Centre upon arrival. A unique QR code will be on every e-ticket and staff will be present to scan your tickets. One ticket = one entry. 

Do I need to buy separate tickets for main ceremonies and Triban Festival?  

No, maes tickets will provide entry to all main ceremonies and Triban fesival on the 2nd and 3rd of June. 

Do I need to buy a separate ticket for Chwilio'r Chwedlau? 

Yes. Chwilio'r Chwedlau will be held on 28th May and will require a separate ticket to your maes entry tickets.  Tickets for Chwilio'r Chwedlau will be available to buy soon. 

Can I get a low income ticket? 

Thanks to financial support of £150,000 from the Welsh Government, low income families will be able to claim free tickets to the Urdd Eisteddfod maes this year. The funding is an agreement between the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru through their Collaboration Agreement.

There are two ways for low income families to claim free tickets to the Urdd Eisteddfod Field this year:

• £1 Urdd Membership - the Urdd will email families who receive £1 Urdd Membership with details of claiming tickets, together with a unique discount code for that account.

• Application form – to claim a low income ticket families, you will be required to fill in an application form on the Urdd website. A person or family will need to indicate that they qualify for one of the criteria before a ticket can be applied for.

Here are the criteria's:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income Based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 Guaranteed element
  • Pension Credit Child Tax Credit Working Tax Credit
  •  Universal Credit
  • £1 Membership 

If you are not sure if you're eligible for a low income ticket, please contact

Can I buy a ticket / low income ticket on the door? 

Yes! But the price of tickets on the door will increase, so we encourage people to book in advance. It will be possible to get a low income ticket on the door, but you will need to bring proof to prove that you meet the criteria.

I'm disabled, can I get a free ticket for my carer? 

Yes! Disabled visitors can claim a free ticket for their carer, friend or personal assistant. To claim your free ticket, please contact 

Am I eligible for £1 membership? 

If a child receives financial support such as financial vouchers towards 'free school lunch' (Year 1 upwards), a school uniform scheme grant or 16-18 education maintenance allowance as financial support then you are eligible for £1 Urdd membership. 

I have a £1 Membership, how do i get my free ticket?

When the tickets are on sale, all you need to do is use your membership number as a discount code as you complete your order.

How do I find my membership number? 

In order to find a membership number, you can either search for 'Porth yr Urdd' in your email box and look for a message with the title 'Rhif Aelodaeth yr Urdd'. This message will confirm the membership and state the membership number in it, or you can log in to your Porth account, click on 'Join/renew and pay' and any current membership will appear in the table.

I'm buying tickets for more than one person, how do I share the tickets? 

If you are buying tickets for a group, choir or school and not everyone will arrive together, you will have to print the tickets (or screenshot) and share them with the members in advance so they can access the Eisteddfod maes.

My child is competing - will they need a ticket to access the Maes?

If your child is competing in the Eisteddfod, they will need a ticket. These are available in the general ticket section with a discounted price.


I'm buying tickets for family / small group of people, can I keep the tickets on my phone? 

Visitors to the Maes will be expected to have their own e-ticket, but the ticket can be on one person's phone if visitors arrive together e.g. One member of a family can have all 4 tickets on a phone if a family of 4 arrive together.

Can I print my maes ticket? 

We are encouraging Eisteddfod yr Urdd visitors to use their phone to show their tickets. If you have to print your ticket, we will be able to scan the ticket on paper.