All tickets must be in the same price band for each day purchased.
We expect around 20 choirs to be taking part each day of the festival, but numbers are dependent on group sizes and seating capacity.
The festival is not a concert for professional choirs. We do not pay choirs to perform. The UK Choir Festival is a series of amazing workshops and gives choirs an opportunity to learn from the very best workshop leaders and perform alongside other choirs.
Choirs from all over the world are welcome at the UK Choir Festival. To learn from the very best workshop leaders and to perform alongside other choirs. No matter where your choir is from, you are welcome.
The UK Choir Festival has an 'open to all' policy to encourage diversity, opportunity and equality. Both children and adult choirs are permitted to attend. However, all attendees are the responsibility of the choir, and for choirs whose attendees are under the age of 18, must ensure chaperones are in attendance as required under UK law. It is also important to state that inappropriate behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated. The management have the right to refuse admission or remove attendees in the event of any behaviour it feels is inappropriate. No exchange or refunds will be given. Choirs should ensure the festival is suitable for their attendees and understand the format and expectations thereof.
SILVER TICKETS - These tickets are 'unreserved' and many be at ground level or in the raked section. GOLD & PLATINUM TICKETS - These tickets are 'reserved' in the 'best seats' section - thus being in the front of the raked section. All seating is allocated on a first come first served basis.
There is plenty of parking available in and around the venue complexes. There is also room for coaches to drop off and pickup. There are however, no parking facilities available for coaches.
Tickets for the session should be purchased at the time of booking your choir's tickets. However, should you book your tickets and then later decide you'd like to purchase them, please Contact Us
The festival is strictly for choirs only and is not available to the general public.
No - all tickets must be purchased in advance of the festival via the website.
Upon receipt of your initial booking, you will receive a coupon code to use when buying further tickets - this permits ticket quantities of any amount including single tickets.
Tickets are only available to choirs, thus we have a minimum order of 4 tickets. Tickets are not available to individuals.
For choirs attending, upon receipt of your initial booking, you will receive a coupon code to use when buying further tickets - this permits ticket quantities of any amount including single tickets.
Any/all music and lyrics needed for the workshops will be published in the complimentary festival programme provided to you upon arrival. We are unable to forward these to you ahead of the festival.
We may be able to ask one of the other choirs' accompanists to play for your choir. Please contact us at your earliest convenience with your requirement and we will do everything possible to help.
Instruments requiring amplification or power are not permitted. Acoustic instruments are permitted. There will be a small storage area available for those bringing instruments, as instruments cannot be kept with their owners due to space restrictions in the theatre - Storage facilities are provided at the owner's own risk.
We also provide a Grand piano for those wishing to have piano accompaniment. Choirs must bring their own accompanist (who must have a valid ticket for the event).
Choirs may also opt to perform a cappella.
Yes, all those attending need a ticket, no matter their capacity or what time they arrive.
Depending on the numbers of choirs performing, each choir will have the opportunity of performing for up to 10 minutes. This can be a cappella or with piano (a grand piano is available for use at the venue). Backing tracks are not permitted. Choirs will be notified of exactly how long their allocated slot will be nearer to the time of the festival.
There is no requirement to read music as part of the festival.
Due to high demands for the festival, full payment must be made at the time of booking. We cannot hold or reserve tickets.
The UK Choir Festival is non-competitive, however, there is wonderful opportunity to receive some feedback by our expert panel of workshop leaders who will make notes on your performance. These will be forwarded to each choir confidentially after the festival. You will receive invaluable notes and opinion as well as suggestions for improvement and development to help you in the future.