Guest Tickets

All guests admitted to the graduation ceremony must be in possession of a ticket. Each student wishing to graduate will receive TWO guest tickets free of charge with the option of purchasing up to FOUR additional guest tickets at a cost of £5.00 each. Guests cannot purchase their own tickets.

Ceremonies are not suitable for young children due to the length and formality of graduation. Children over 2 must have their own guest ticket and be accompanied by an adult guest (not a graduand). Children under 2 do not need a ticket and can sit on a guest’s knee. If you wish them to have their own seat then they must have a ticket.  Under no circumstances are children allowed to sit with graduands. Please note there are no childcare facilities at King George’s Hall and prams and buggies are not permitted in the Hall and there is no storage.

All guest tickets must be requested at the time of student registration or when the additional tickets go on sale. No tickets will be available on the day. If your guests have any access requirements these can be noted at this time.

Guest tickets will be issued with the graduand ticket when they sign in on the day so please accompany your graduand to the ticket collection desk at the Beacon Centre at Blackburn College before making your way to King George’s Hall to take your seats. Please remember to take your guest ticket with you and make sure the graduand keeps their ticket.

Please note all guests must be seated 30 minutes before the ceremony starts. On the day and latecomers to the ceremony will not be permitted under any circumstances as this will disrupt the formality of the proceedings.

Please note that guest seating is not allocated (unless guests have special access requirements) so please ensure to arrive early to have a greater choice of seating.