FAQs

What happens if it rains?
We get wet! Shows go ahead in all weather, so come prepared with raincoats, umbrellas, sun cream and shades. We will only cancel a performance if the conditions are considered dangerous to performers or audience, which is incredibly rare. If ever in doubt, the show will almost always be going ahead.

How accessible is the venue?
We have no-step access throughout, though some slopes are quite steep. Our new toilet block includes a fully accessible toilet. We have 4 wheelchair spaces available for every performance, and free carer tickets are available for those that need someone with them. Please email ahead with your requirements and we will always do our best to accommodate you.

Can I bring a picnic?
Absolutely! You’re welcome to bring whatever food and drink you would like, but please take your litter home with you, and beware of seagulls! We also have a fully licensed bar selling very reasonably-priced drinks and snacks, plus luxury canapé kits from Sussex Gourmand are available to pre-order when you book your tickets.

Are dogs allowed?
No dogs are allowed on site, except for guide dogs.

Where can I buy tickets?
The best place to book tickets is right here on our website. It is possible to book on the phone via TicketSource, our ticket provider, by calling 0333 666 4466, but extra fees apply. You can also buy tickets on the door on the day of the performance, providing we have not sold out. We strongly recommend booking online.

What counts as a Concession?
Concession tickets are available to: over 65s, under 16s, students, NHS staff, Equity members and the unemployed. ID may be required upon entry. Children under 2 are considered babes in arms and do not require a ticket.

What is a Family Ticket?
Family tickets are only available for certain shows, and allow access for 4 people, at least one of whom must be under 16.

What’s the best way to get there?
Full info on how to find us can be found on our CONTACT page.

How can I support BOAT?
We collect donations after every performance, and you can donate online here.

We are also always looking for new volunteers to help with front of house duties, so if you’d like to help out, you can get in touch on hello@brightonopenairtheatre.co.uk

 

Terms and Conditions
If a show is cancelled, either before or during a performance, full refunds will be offered. BOAT reserves the right to ask anyone displaying anti-social behaviour to leave the premises without a refund offered. By attending a performance at BOAT, you are agreeing that images of yourself may be shared. A ‘Challenge 25’ policy will be in operation at the bar for all alcohol sales. Some of the terrain can be uneven so please take care when moving through the site, and stick to pathways wherever possible. BOAT’s site is private property and rights of access are reserved. Anyone found trespassing is liable for prosecution.

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