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See Tickets is Official Ticketing Partner to Independent Venue Week 2021

See Tickets will be official ticketing partner to Independent Venue Week 2021. IVW will run from 25 to 31 January 2021 and will celebrate the venues across the UK which not only act as much-loved live music hubs but often double up to provide creative spaces for their local communities.

See Tickets has long been a champion of independent venues working with more than 50 venue partners across the UK including The Leadmill, Electric Ballroom, Albert Hall Manchester, Village Underground, Omeara, The Brudenell, Alexandra Palace, The Boileroom, Sneaky Pete’s, Bush Hall and Lincoln Engine Shed.

Rob Wilmshurst, Global CEO at See Tickets said: "We're very proud to be supporting IVW 2021 in what has been a challenging time for live event venues. These spaces are at the heart of the live music scene and we feel strongly that their contribution should be both recognised and celebrated."

Sybil Bell, Founder of Independent Venue Week said: "We're so chuffed to be working with See Tickets for #IVW21. See are hugely favoured by so many of our venues and promoters and having worked with the team on and off over the years, we totally understand why. Working with like-minded people who care passionately about the grassroots community is always important to us and formalising our working relationship this year feels like a great next step."

More news on the 2021 IVW programme will follow in the coming weeks with events likely to include live streams and socially distanced gigs.

See Tickets Launches Socially Distanced Seat Plan Functionality

See Tickets has launched a tool-set to create and manage ‘socially distanced’ seating plans. This has been used successfully in a number of recent circumstances.

This feature will allow any configuration of ‘social distancing’ from variations on the initial chequer board concepts, to the wrapping of any number of ‘dead’ seats around any quantity of seats sold as a ‘bubble’.

Any configuration can be designed including table plans, camp sites(!) and traditional auditoria plans.

Venues, attractions and events as diverse as English Heritage, Alexandra Palace, Brand Events’ Drive & Dine Theatre and Greenwich Comedy Festival have been using See Tickets' suite of Covid-safe tools as part of their re-opening procedures. These tools include limited capacity time slot ticketing, contactless access control, personalised track and trace ticketing and car registration capture where the event is of a drive-in nature.

Rob Wilmshurst, Global CEO at See Tickets said: “We remain committed to investing in, and giving our clients and our customers, the very best services and systems to help get the industry moving again during and after this pandemic.”

To find out more, get in touch with us at  

*Image shows socially distanced seating at Alexandra Palace's 'Live at Ally Pally' series ticketed by See Tickets    


See Tickets On-Site and Access Control at Greenwich Comedy Festival 2020

We have been supporting clients with Covid safe on-site and access control services and demonstrated this successfully at Greenwich Comedy Festival which took place in September 2020 with numerous safety measures in place.  

Tickets were sold through See Tickets in multiples of two and each pair of seats was socially distanced from others. Customers were seated in blocks and their block allocation linked to the pre-allocated entrance and staggered arrival time they were given.

All See customers were electronically sent a ‘print at home’ ticket via email as a PDF file which can be displayed and scanned from a mobile device easily. See can also assist event organisers with track and trace and can upon request, provide the lead booker’s contact details including time stamp of entry.

Attendees entered via two separate entrances that led ticket holders to a single double-sided tent that worked as both entry scanning and bar facility. All attendees were directed to one of seven event staff positioned behind perspex shields to have their tickets validated via See’s access control solution.

A staggered exit system was deployed with instructions announced from stage at close of event. Attendees were required to leave via the same entrance they arrived at, distancing between others in the queue. 

Attendees were extremely compliant with safety measures in place and followed instructions carefully. A noticeable willingness for the event to take place and for ticket holders to be at a live event again aided this. This made the event a much safer environment, and so can be deemed a huge success in our on-site operation helping clients during this time.

*Image shows socially distanced seating laid out for attendees at Greenwich Comedy Festival 2020. 

Country Music Week: An incredible week of FREE Country Music!

Country Music Week is going Digital!!! The organisers of Country To Country - Europe's biggest country music festival - alongside some of the world's best country stars and emerging talent have come together to deliver a full week of incredible country music content across various platforms exclusively for UK and European fans.

Taking place from Monday 19th to Sunday 25th October 2020, Country Music Digital will include live sessions, exclusive interviews, social and radio show takeovers, showcases, quizzes and many more.

Artists taking part in Country Music Week Digital include American Young, Andrew Farriss, Ashley McBryde, Brent Cobb, Brett Eldredge, Cam, Carly Pearce, Caylee Hammack, Chris Young, Danielle Bradbery, Dustin Lynch, Emma & Jolie, Granger Smith, Ingrid Andress, Jackson Michelson, Jameson Rodgers, Jimmie Allen, Kalie Shorr, Lady A, Lainey Wilson, Lee Brice, Lindsay Ell, Matt Stell, Michael Ray, Midland, Mitchell Tenpenny, Mo Pitney, Morgan Wallen, Noah Schnacky, Payton Smith, Rodney Atkins, Runaway June, Ruthie Collins, Scotty McCreery, Tenille Townes, The Adelaides, The Cadillac Three, The Shires, Tim Dugger, Twinnie, Tyler Rich, Vic Allen, Ward Thomas and Willie Jones, with more artists to be announced soon.

Full timings and where to watch & listen will be announced next week, so keep an eye on the official C2C website. As well as following Country to Country socials on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Pet Shop Boys Perform Intimate Show to Raise Money For Independent Music Venues

Passport: Back to Our Roots is a nationwide series of one-off intimate gigs by the UK's biggest artists, supporting the independent grassroots venues that form the foundations of the UK’s live music scene.

This is your chance to watch the biggest artists play their smallest gigs – live and in person like they should be – while making a huge difference to the UK's crisis-stricken grassroots music venues, who need urgent help due to COVID-19 closures.

The gigs will be happening as soon as real shows can happen safely - these are not socially distanced, compromised experiences. Prize draw entries for each gig will be open for two weeks, and at the end of each campaign, all proceeds go to support these venues who need the money, right now. By making a £5 donation you'll be entered into the prize draw to get into the show you and a friend!

Enter the ballot here. 

See Tickets wins Ticketing Company Award at Music Week Awards 2020

The winners of the 2020 Music Week Awards have been revealed, with See Tickets claiming the award for Ticketing Company.

While the awards ceremony could not take place this year as planned, we are thrilled to accept this award and would like to thank Music Week for their recognition.

You can read the full list of winners at this year's awards right here.


Try, Buy, Book and Hire Everything You Need for Your Special Day at the National Wedding Show

Try, buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day at The National Wedding Show. It's the ultimate destination for wedding planning, with hundreds of wedding specialists from bridal boutiques and florists to jewellers and wedding venues, as well as stunning catwalk shows, expert advice and wedding inspiration at every turn!

When you arrive at the National Wedding Show, make sure to relax and indulge with a glass of bubbly in The Champagne Bar, while you plan out the rest of your day. Walk around with your wedding party, take a look at the different suppliers, talk to the specialists and come join us at The Catwalk. You can watch a spectacular show, whilst checking out our talented bridal designers and looking at the new bridal trends. What more could you want?

And if you want to make the day extra special, why not treat yourself to a VIP ticket. With fast track entry, an exclusive goodie bag with Lancôme products, a complimentary glass of bubbly and reserved seating to the LIVE Catwalk show, it’s the perfect way to spend the day!

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Petition: Review Need For Social Distancing Inside Theatres Before November

Given the dire situation the theatre industry is in we call on the Government to review the continued imposition of social distancing in indoor theatres as soon as possible (and on a regular basis thereafter should it need to remain in force) and well before the currently stated timeline of November

The theatre industry is benefiting from the culture bail-out but that sum cannot do more than help some venues and organisations survive the current closure. The decision not to review social distancing until November is adversely affecting recovery chances and jeopardising thousands of jobs and many venues. The rationale for keeping theatres closed for months longer must be properly debated and speedier consideration needs to be given to the possibility of lifting social distancing in theatres.

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Glow Wild At Wakehurst: On Sale Now!

Head to Wakehurst for a magical winter lantern trail. Watch the trees, ponds and forest floors come to life at night with luminous lanterns, spellbinding projections, evocative soundscapes, and dazzling torches of fire.

This year, the trail reflects on the smallest things which make the biggest impact. A grain of pollen, a fungus spore, a seed on the wind; our immersive walk through nature shines a spotlight on the hidden heroes of the plant and fungal world.

Highlights include: OGE Group with their award-winning 'Light a Wish' installation, sculptor Sarah Hall-Baqai with her fantastical fungi-lanterns, and The Colour Project with their mesmerising projections of fungi secrets and majestic owls.


Thursday 26 Nov – Sunday 29 Nov
Thursday 3 Dec – Sunday 6 Dec
Thursday 10 Dec – Sunday 13 Dec
Thursday 17 Dec – Wednesday 23 Dec
Sunday 27 Dec – Wednesday 30 Dec

Choose from twelve time slots at 20-minute intervals between 4.30pm – 8.10pm. Gardens close 10pm.

A limited number of ‘quiet session’ tickets are available on select Thursdays. These are suitable for visitors with disabilities, such as autism, to make for a more comfortable visit, offering access before the general public.


Wakehurst or Kew member - Adult: £13*
Wakehurst or Kew member - Family (2 adults & 2 children): £42*
Adult: £15*
Children (4 – 16): £9*
Infants (under 4s) and carers: Free*
Family (2 adults & 2 children): £46*

*Car parking is included in ticket price

How Do You Feel About Cycling? Win a £250 John Lewis Voucher!

Have your you dusted-off your bike during lockdown? Or invested more time in your cycling hobby? With a surge in cycling across the UK The London E-Bike Festival and The Cycle Show want to hear how you feel about cycling and whether your participation levels are set to increase. Have your say and let them know your thoughts by completing this survey for a chance to win one of two £250 John Lewis vouchers.

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The Luna Cinema partners with Royal Opera House and National Theatre for drive in!

Audiences will also have the chance to watch iconic opera and ballet performances in the comfort of their cars with an exclusive partnership with the world-leading Royal Opera House.

There will be screenings of Swan Lake, La Traviata, La Boheme and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland across all the Luna Drive In locations.

With high definition screens and incredible in car sounds, you’ll be able to imagine you are back at the Opera House!

The Luna Cinema have also formed a partnership with National Theatre Live to bring their record breaking production of Fleabag, starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge to the Luna Drive In big screens this season.

Capacities are all limited, so grab your tickets before they go!

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Friday 3rd July: The Latest Event & Concert Cancellations and Postponements

Unfortunately, due to the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, many events taking place in the near future are being cancelled, postponed or rescheduled. We will do our best to keep you updated as quickly as we can.

If you have a query regarding an event you are due to attend, and whether this is affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, please be aware that if an event has been cancelled, postponed or rescheduled then full details will be sent to you via email.

If you have not received an email from us yet, then as far as we know the event is still going ahead as planned. If you have seen an announcement on social media about your event, please allow time for this to be communicated to us.

Below is a list of the most recent cancellations and postponements. We will post weekly updates on our website. Please note that some cancelled or postponed shows may not be listed below. All West End Theatre updates will be available here.

If in doubt, and you want to get in touch with our customer services team, please contact them online via our Live Chat and Contact Form or our Customer Support Centre. Please note we are unable to respond to queries on social media at this time.

Rick Astley
Status: Postponed
Original Date: October/November 2020
Rescheduled Date: May 2021

A Gay and A NonGay
Status: Cancelled
Original Date: 6-11 September 2020
Rescheduled Date: N/A

The Lathums
Status: Cancelled
Original Date: May-July 2020
Rescheduled Date: N/A

The Australian Pink Floyd
Status: Postponed
Original Date: October - December 2021
Rescheduled Date: 2020

Michael Bolton
Status: Postponed
Original Date: September/October 2020
Rescheduled Date: September/October 2021

Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn
Status: Postponed
Original Date: 
Rescheduled Date: April 2021

Status: Postponed
Original Date: 
Rescheduled Date: Feb 2021


Win Big With Alexandra Palace's Golden Ticket

Alexandra Palace have introduced a giveaway where you can be in with the chance to win a pair of Golden Tickets. This ticket gives you access to 20 shows of your choice at the Palace!

The Ally Pally Golden Ticket giveaway works like a lottery. You can purchase up to 10 tickets. Each one gives you an entry into the lottery. The cost of each ticket is a donation to support the Park and Palace, with a winner selected at random for the two Golden Tickets.

There really is something for everyone at Ally Pally. From the incredible annual Fireworks Festival, to World Championship Darts. Or, if you like, catch one of the amazing gigs such as Sam Fender or Fontaines D.C.. You can even take in a show in the stunning Victorian Alexandra Palace Theatre, showcasing performances from the likes of John Grant and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, or comedy from Jimmy Carr and Ian Stirling.

It sounds like a no-brainer to us. For just £5, be in with a chance to win big! All the while supporting the Alexandra Park & Palace Charitable Trust.

Find out more here.

Exclusive Presale | Live at 'The Drive In': Kids' Shows

'The Drive In' at Troubadour Meridian Water announces live theatre for families and kids this summer with Live at 'The Drive In': Kids' Shows. Initial programming includes the West End production of Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain from 19th August 2020 and the roarsome interactive show Dinosaur World Live from 26th August 2020.

The Drive In is fully contact-free. The gruesome and hilarious facts of Horrible Histories and the majestic roars of Dinosaur World Live will be played direct to your vehicle's FM radio. Performances are in a raised central location and will be relayed back to the giant cinema screen, giving everyone a great view wherever they park up. Snacks and drinks are available to order from your mobile and will be safely delivered to your car by a team of 1950s drive in attendants.


Buy tickets for Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain→

Buy tickets for Dinosaur World Live→

Christmas at Kew - On sale now!

Discover a tunnel of stars, giant illuminated seed heads and trees wrapped in colour on your way to the treetop waterfall, where this year, beams of light flash from side to side in an overhead aerial dance. The iconic Temperate House will spring to life, lit from within by dynamic splashes of colour and the towering tunnel will twinkle with thousands of tiny lights.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with a mulled wine or hot chocolate.

Last year's event sold out, so early booking is advised!

Covid-19 - You can book with confidence for Christmas at Kew. Come along knowing that the safety and wellbeing of our visitors is of the upmost importance to us and we are continually monitoring and responding to the Covid-19 pandemic situation as it evolves. If Christmas at Kew is cancelled, you will be notified and offered an alternative date, if available, or a full refund.

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