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We’ve been closely monitoring the government's Performing Arts guidance and have been working hard to train our staff and put the correct safety measures in place to ensure your visit is as safe as possible.
Our programme will be small to start with whilst we adjust to these necessary changes.

Booking tickets

For new socially distanced events we are initially selling tickets as ‘best available' at a maximum of 6 per booking rather than allocating seats at the point of purchase. This is to ensure we can keep customers in their bubbles of up to 6 people and accommodate social distancing.

For events that were previously on sale and have now changed to be socially distanced we will allocate new seats and email the new details to customers.

Tickets can be purchased online. If you require a wheelchair space or accessible seating you can specify this when booking tickets. We cannot guarantee availability but will make every effort to accommodate your needs. If anyone in your party is exempt from wearing a face covering you must specify this when booking.

Information before you visit

You will receive an email with your tickets in the week leading up to the show confirming the seats you’ve been allocated, what time to arrive by and what door you will need to enter through. This is to ease the flow of customers and maintain social distancing.

Face coverings are mandatory and there are sanitiser stations throughout the venue. Signage is in place to explain our one-way system throughout the venue.

We recommend customers inform a member of staff when they arrive if they are exempt from wearing a face covering.

Frequently asked questions


  • Can I book over the phone or at the box office?
    No, all bookings are currently online only. Customers with access requirements can book via bhlive.tickets@bhlive.org.uk
  • Do I need to print tickets?
    No, to avoid staff handling tickets, we ask customers to show their tickets on a mobile device
  • How do I book wheelchair spaces?
    For wheelchair spaces or accessible seats please book your tickets online - you will be able to specify your access needs during the booking process
  • When will I receive my tickets?
    Seats will be allocated based on party size and distancing measures, and tickets will be emailed to customers in the week leading up to the show
  • Why is there a cut off for bookings?
    To give us time to allocate seats
  • Can I select my own seat?
    No – to ensure social distancing we will allocate the best available seats for you. At the point of purchase, please let us know if you have and access requirements
  • If I cannot attend the show because I have COVID symptoms, can I get a refund?
    Yes – email bhlive.tickets@bhlive.org.uk
  • Do I have to scan the QR code for test and trace if you have my details?
    We will be capturing the necessary details of the lead booker at the point of purchase. Therefore, it is not compulsory to do this as well; though we do encourage you to check in via test and trace too.
  • Do you accept cash?
    We are currently only able to accept card payments


  • Do I need to wear a face covering?
    Yes, to ensure that we adhere to government guidance and for the safety of everyone in the building, a face covering or shield that covers the mouth and nose is mandatory for any attendee aged 11 or above.
  • Can I still attend a show if I can’t wear a face covering?
    If you are exempt from wearing a face covering, additional distancing will be required in order to accommodate your needs. So we can seat you safely, please specify this when you book your seats..
  • Where can I enter the venue when I arrive?
    When you arrive at the venue you will enter through the main front doors. Signage will direct you to the appropriate door depending on where you are sitting. Please be prepared to queue outside for a short time as social distancing measures may slow the process down slightly
  • How early can I arrive before the show starts?
    We are staggering the arrival times. The window in which you can arrive will be indicated on your tickets to ensure that everyone doesn’t arrive at once.  Please arrive as close this time as is possible
  • What do I do if I feel unwell?
    Please do not attend this event if you feel unwell. You can contact us using bhlive.tickets@bhlive.org.uk to discuss what happens next. If you feel unwell during your visit, please notify a member of staff and they will assist you.
  • Will there be sanitising stations?
    Yes, everyone will be asked to sanitise their hands as they enter the building and stations will be available around the venue
  • What are your rules regarding food and drink?
    A bottle of water can be brought into the building with you
  • Will there be an interval?
    No, these events will not have an interval
  • Are you selling programmes?
    There are no paper programmes on sale for this event, however a digital fact sheet will be available to download
  • Is there access to toilets?
    Yes, our toilets will be open with reduced capacity so please be ready to queue for a short time
  • Can I change seats if I see some that are empty near me?
    Unfortunately not.  In order to maintain appropriate social distancing, customers will need to use the seats listed on their ticket
  • What training have staff had?
    Staff are trained in what is expected in line with our risk assessments and refreshed prior to each show. Their training includes updated guidance on communication with customers, the correct use of their protective equipment and how to avoid contact and transference of germs between them and other people
  • Can I visit the stage door after the show?
    Not on this occasion. Stage door is a working door which is subject to its own set of restrictions and procedures. If you wish to contact someone you know after the show, we would ask that you arrange to do this off-site
  • Will latecomers be admitted?
    Yes, however you may have to wait until a suitable point in the performance
  • Will there be a cloakroom?
    To avoid unnecessary contact there will not be a cloakroom facility at this event.  Please do not bring any bags larger than an A3 piece of paper as they will not be permitted in the auditorium.

If you have any further questions not answered above, please email bhlive.tickets@bhlive.org.uk

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