Website booking is available 24 hours a day for any ticketed event.
Members please log-in first to make the most of your benefits.
Lines are open:
Find our ticket office via the Church Street entrance to Brighton Dome
Mon–Sat, 10am–5pm (until Sat 4 May)
Mon–Sun, 10am–7pm (Sat 4–Sun 26 May)
For ticketing queries:
For specific ticketing queries please email email@example.com and we will respond as soon as we can during opening hours.
Booking Information and FAQs
Everything you need to know about:
- Ticket Information & Order Charges
- Concessions & Access
- Booking Refund Protection
- Website Booking Queries
Please do check the list of FAQs below first as the answer you require may be listed here:
Booking Terms and Conditions
AMEX, Mastercard, Visa and all debit cards are accepted. Cash is accepted at our Ticket Office in Church Street.
Tickets may be reserved over the phone and paid for within four working days unless the event is within that time.
Once paid for tickets are non-refundable, unless an event is cancelled or rescheduled.
We believe customers shouldn’t pay more than the advertised price plus any per order and postage charges. To deter buying and selling tickets for profit, we may hold ticket for collection and require sight of the credit/debit card used for the original transaction. This generally applies to high profile rock & pop or comedy events.
For the protection of children, age restrictions apply at our events. Under 14s must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult (unless the event is specifically aimed at a younger age group).
Door Times and Opening Times
Our Ticket Office on Church Street is open for bookings in person and by phone 10am to 5pm, Monday – Saturday. From Sat 4 – Sun 26 May we will be open for bookings in person 10am to 7pm.
Doors generally open 45 minutes before seated events and 30 mins before standing events. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break. Some events may not contain breaks. Please check door times on individual event pages.
What is the difference between General Admission and Standing?
General Admission applies to some events in our Concert Hall where there is a standing area as well as unreserved seating in the Stalls downstairs. This means you do not have an allocated seat and you will have the option to sit or stand downstairs in our Concert Hall at General Admission shows.
Standing tickets (for Corn Exchange or Studio Theatre) are for events where there is only a standing area and no unreserved seating available.
Will I receive an email confirmation?
If you book online or via the telephone you will automatically receive an email confirmation as soon as your order is confirmed. If you book in person you will only receive an email confirmation if you request one.
When will I receive my tickets? I haven’t received my tickets yet, what should I do?
E-tickets for Brighton Festival events are emailed at the time of booking. Please check your inbox and junk folder. E-tickets are sent from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have not received within an hour of booking then please contact us and we can try resending.
If you selected POST as your delivery method then your physical barcoded tickets will arrive via Royal Mail around 3-4 weeks in advance of your booked event.
If you have not received your tickets by the day of the event, in either E-Ticket or physical barcoded format, please do not worry. You will just need to come to the venue’s ticket desk at the Doors open time, with some named ID and we will reprint your tickets for you.
Can I get lost tickets re-issued?
Please contact our Ticket Office who should be able to re-send your tickets to you.
Can I return my tickets?
We are unable to refund tickets unless a show is cancelled or rescheduled.
We will try to resell tickets at face value for sold out events for a fee of £1 per ticket - not including order, postage or Booking Protect fees. Tickets must have been purchased through Brighton Festival.
We may be able to exchange tickets for a £1 per ticket fee if there is a run of performances by the same company/artist.
If an event is cancelled we will refund the full tickets value (this will exclude any fees already paid).
We currently charge a £3 order fee on all online and telephone bookings. This order fee does not apply to Members.
There is no order fee when you buy tickets in person, either in our Ticket Office on Church Street or at the venue’s ticket desk.
Physical tickets can be posted out for an additional £1.75 postage charge.
Concessions and Access Requirements
Who qualifies for a concession?
Concession prices are available on some events. These are offered to students, under 16s, over 60s, Universal Credit, registered disabled/DLA or ESA/IB. You need to be able to show valid ID.
For selected events, groups of 10+ save 10%; groups of 20+ save 20%.
Where Family Tickets apply these are generally for up to 2 adults and 2 children.
All events in the Concert Hall, Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre offer complimentary personal assistant tickets to accompany a disabled person attending. These tickets must be booked either in person or by phone at our Ticket Office.
We have an Access Scheme to support the ticketing needs of all our audiences with visible and hidden disabilities. Full details of the benefits and how to join are available here.
I received a Promo Code, how do I redeem this?
To book using a promo code, enter the code when booking online (the Promotion Codes link is halfway down the ‘Select Your Own Seats’ page), or quote if booking by phone or at the Ticket Office.
Promo codes cannot be processed or refunded in retrospect and offers cannot be combined.
Can I bring my baby to sit on my lap?
Any child under 2 years of age is welcome to come along as a 'babe in arms' and may sit on your lap without you needing to pay extra, unless the show is designed specifically for children. We do though ask that if your child were to become unsettled during the performance that you step outside until they are settled, even though you may not be allowed re-entrance during the performance.
For children’s shows any child aged 6 months and above will require a ticket, even if they are sitting on someone’s lap.
There are a small number of performances specifically programmed for under 2s, and therefore don't have a 'babe in arms' policy - all entrants will need a ticket.
On occasion there are shows unsuitable for those under 2, and in these cases babies would not be permitted to enter the auditorium. These will be indicated on the event page on our website.
Please be aware that for some gigs the sound levels may exceed 100db and therefore you may wish to think about hearing protection for the very young.
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Booking Refund Protection
What is Booking Refund Protection?
We now offer a service (provided by an independent third party) to protect the cost of your booking should you be unable to attend the event in a range of circumstances outside your control, some of these are listed below:
• Death, injury, illness happening to you, or a member of your immediate family - including existing medical conditions.
• Burglary or fire at your residence in the 48 hours immediately before the booked event.
• Adverse weather including snow, frost, fog or storm where the Police and Government have issued travel warnings.
• The mechanical breakdown, accident, fire or theft en-route of a private vehicle taking you to the booked event.
• You being summoned to appear at court proceedings as a witness which you were unaware of at the time of booking.
• You being relocated for work more than 100 miles from the booked event which you were unaware of at the time of booking.
Full terms and conditions for Booking Refund Protection can be found here.
In order to protect your booking, you should accept and purchase Booking Refund Protection at the time of booking – the ‘Booking Protect’ option follows the Delivery Method page during your online booking journey.
The cost of this service is from as little as 75p, dependent on the value of the tickets in your booking.
This service is provided by an independent third party specialist, Booking Protect and all claims and queries should be made directly through them. If you do make a successful claim you would be refunded the total booking amount, including all charges.
Please note that Booking Refund Protection cannot be refunded after booking or if an event cancels, as this fee is paid directly to an independent third party, Booking Protect.
What does ‘you are in a priority queue’ mean? Am I guaranteed a ticket?
This means you are being held in a queue for a booking session and should wait without refreshing your browser. Every time a new booking is completed the system will move to the next person waiting, so this is your best opportunity to gain a ticket for a popular event. We cannot guarantee you a ticket for very popular events because the priority queue caters for all events currently on sale and so ticket availability for an individual event may expire.
Why is the website giving a server error message? How can tickets be bought in this instance?
When we have shows that are particularly popular we receive a much higher than normal number of visits to our website and in particular the number of simultaneous requests for our booking pages. Initially, if you are unable to book you will be held in a priority queue. However, if the number of possible simultaneous bookers and those in the queue is exceeded you will then receive an error message. We have been working to minimise this possibility and on the rare occasions this does happen then you should refresh your screen and retry to select the event and try again.
What should I do if I have forgotten my password or my account is locked?
Your username should be the email address you have registered with. If your password is not working you can use the forgotten password facility which will generate a new single use password. If this does not resolve the issue then please contact the Ticket Office team (10am–5pm, Mon–Sat) or email email@example.com and they will be able to manually reset your password.
Your account will be locked if you have had more than 5 unsuccessful login attempts. If this happens then you will need to contact the Ticket Office to have your account unlocked.
Updating your account
You can update your account by selecting the 'My Account' button on the homepage. Here you should be able to update your contact details including email address and reset your password. You can also let us know which events you are interested in so that we can send you relevant information on future events.
Pay it Forward
Pay an extra £5 when you book your tickets or donate online, and we’ll put this towards giving a free ticket to someone who might not otherwise be able to attend. Vouchers will be distributed at Our Place, local schools, charities and partner organisations.
£10 Festival Standby
Book best available seats in person from the venue just before the show on many events. Festival Standby tickets are only available to under 26s, over 60s, JSA/ESA or Universal Credit, registered disabled/DLA or PIP, Equity/BECTU/Prospect/SDUK, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Members, Brighton Festival artists and those with Pay-It-Forward vouchers. Festival Standby tickets can only be booked in person. Subject to availability.