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Guest tickets and seating

Your graduation ceremony is on the horizon! So it's time to book tickets for your family and friends to join in celebrations on your special day. 

As a graduate, you don't need to buy a ticket as yours is provided free of charge. These will be available for you to collect at the registration desk when you arrive on the day of your graduation ceremony. 

Graduating students are seated in the stalls of the hall. Those receiving the same award title will sit together, within classification and alphabetical order. We ask graduates to ensure coat and bags are stored in the cloakroom (£1 charge) or left with guests before entering the hall. Guests are seated in the upper levels of the hall.

Guest tickets

Each graduate can purchase up to a maximum of two guest tickets to ensure equal opportunity is given for all graduates and their families to attend the ceremonies due to there being limited seats available.

Guest tickets are not automatically reserved and for larger ceremonies are likely to sell out very quickly. Therefore, we recommend that you purchase guest tickets as soon as you have completed your online registration.

If you attempt to purchase more than two guest tickets, these will be cancelled and a refund will be requested on your behalf. Please do not purchase tickets on behalf of another graduate as these will be also be cancelled.

All guest tickets need to be purchased via the Symphony Hall box office either via their website or by calling: +44 121 780 3333. Tickets cost £20.00 for adults and £10.00 for children (aged 18 months - 14 years), plus £3 booking fee. For information about our policy on children attending please see our FAQs page below. 

Book your guest tickets

A ticket must be purchased for each of your two guests who may be attending the ceremony and the dates these will become available on sale are listed in the table below.

Ceremony dateRelease dateFaculty
Wednesday 5 January 2022 30 September 2021 Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences
Thursday 6 January 2022 1 October 2021 Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
Friday 7 January 2022 13 October 2021 Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences
Saturday 8 January 2022 14 October 2021 Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences
Monday 10 January 2022 15 October 2021 Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
Tuesday 11 January 2022 18 October 2021 Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Please note the University will not be able to advise you about the availability of guest tickets and so any queries should be directed to Symphony Hall Box office on: +44 121 780 3333

The following flat-rate booking fee charges are applied by the Symphony Hall Box Office:

  • £3.00 per ticket for on-line, telephone and counter bookings
  • £1.50 for postage of tickets (applicable to UK address only, overseas addresses are advised to collect tickets on the day). Tickets will be posted from 3 December 2021.
  • Lost tickets - a minimum charge of £2.00 will be made by Symphony Hall for printing duplicate tickets.
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Graduation FAQs

Your questions answered

Check out our FAQs if you have any further queries about reserving your place, gowning, tickets and more..

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