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Our extra guest ticket offering was updated for the July 2023 ceremonies. This page now includes details of the new arrangements.

Ticket Allocation

Each graduand is entitled to a maximum of two free guest tickets for entry to Butterworth Hall. These are requested as part of the registration process, so please check carefully in your confirmation email that you have requested the correct number of tickets. Guest tickets will be issued to the graduand on the day when collecting their graduand ticket. Tickets are not sent out in advance.

You should indicate on the registration form if any of your guaranteed guests need accessible seating. As flat floor seating is extremely limited, please indicate on the form if your guest is able to transfer from their wheelchair to a seat in the Butterworth Hall or if a space for a wheelchair is required.

Any children aged 2 years or over will require their own guest ticket to enter the hall due to strict venue restrictions and so please take this into consideration for your plans on the day. You may wish to take advantage of our free creche/kids club for children without a ticket. Find out more, including how to book places hereLink opens in a new window.

Extra Guest Tickets

Extra guest tickets, guaranteeing a seat in a Warwick Arts Centre Cinema, will be sold via Warwick Arts Centre. Extra guest tickets cost £10 per person (plus booking fee) and are subject to Warwick Arts Centre’s Terms and Conditions. Extra guest tickets must be purchased in advance and can only be collected by graduands on the day of the ceremony they are attending, with the name of the graduand collecting the ticket/s to be entered at the point of booking.

In the event there are spare seats within the ceremony venue, these pre-purchased cinema tickets will be upgraded to Butterworth Hall tickets on a first-come, first-served basis on the day, up to a maximum of two tickets per graduand. Remaining extra guest ticket holders will be issued a ticket for a Warwick Arts Centre cinema. These tickets will be numbered in order of arrival. The ticketing and robing area will open at 8.30am for 11am ceremonies and at 11.30am for 3pm ceremonies.

For guests allocated cinema tickets on the day, once the doors to the Butterworth Hall have closed, and all guests with tickets are seated, colleagues from Warwick Arts Centre will call out numbers (from inside the cinema) in order to fill as many available seats as possible in the Butterworth Hall. Some of these seats may have a restricted view.

Extra guest tickets for the January 2024 ceremonies are not yet on sale.

Once on sale, you will be able to visit Warwick Arts Centre's website to purchase extra tickets.

Tickets will be available to purchase from the times stated below.

Bookings will also be possible via the Warwick Arts Centre Box Office on +44(0)24 764 96000.

Please contact the Warwick Arts Centre Box Office team on +44(0)24 764 96000 if you have any accessible seating needs (relevant to extra tickets only). Companion tickets are available free of charge for those needing support in order to attend the event.

Extra guest tickets will go on sale on the following dates:

Ceremony Dates On Sale Date

Monday 15 January 2024

Tuesday 16 January 2024

Wednesday 17 January 2024

Thursday 18 January 2024

Friday 19 January 2024


Guests Without Tickets

The ceremony will be shown live on the big screen on the Piazza. We also offer a live stream of the ceremony which can be viewed here, allowing family and friends to watch from a mobile device or the comfort of home. Footage of the ceremonies will also be available to download following the ceremonies.

On the Day

  • Please ensure that your guests arrive promptly and are aware of the seating times (all guests and graduands must be seated at least 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony). Any guests arriving late (after 30 minutes prior to the start time of the ceremony) will not be guaranteed entry to the Butterworth Hall as any unoccupied seats will be re-allocated to other guests on the waiting list on the day;
  • Guests will enter through a separate entrance to the hall to graduands. Please follow signage and direction from stewards in the Arts Centre on the day;
  • Your guests are welcome to either sit together or apart from one another. Those wishing to sit together should enter the Hall together (seat numbers are not allocated in advance);
  • Guests are not necessarily required to wear smart clothes, but as the ceremonies are a formal event, most do prefer to be dressed appropriately for the occasion (e.g. collar and tie);