The deadline for registration for graduation has now passed.

Graduate tickets will be available to collect on your graduation day.

Guest tickets will need to be purchased directly from the Royal Festival Hall. Details of how to book guest tickets will be included in your graduate ticket confirmation email. You can choose your preferred delivery method for your guest tickets when you order them.

Advance booking for graduates has now closed.

Ceremony / ticket availability
Graduate tickets Guest tickets
11.00am ceremony Please contact the Graduations Team if you wish to attend but have not booked your place. This ceremony has sold out. There are NO guest tickets available to purchase in advance.

On the day the Royal Festival Hall may have a very small number available from cancellations, but availability is not guaranteed.

3.00pm ceremony Please contact the Graduations Team if you wish to attend but have not booked your place. Guest tickets are available to book via the Royal Festival Hall.


If you intend to bring children to the ceremony please note the following:

  • Children over the age of two must sit in an allocated seat for the duration of the ceremony. This means that tickets for children over the age of two will need to be purchased at £25.
  • Children aged two and under can be seated on a parent/guardian’s lap
  • Fire regulations do not permit buggies or prams to be brought into the auditorium under any circumstances
  • The ceremony is fairly long (approximately 90-120 minutes). We would advise that it is unsuitable for children under the age of five years.
  • Guests may be asked to take restless children out of the auditorium by a member of staff. If this occurs there are plasma screens outside the auditorium to enable guests to continue viewing the ceremony
  • Children of any age are not permitted to accompany a graduate on stage.
  • Ticket collection

Before the ceremony, please visit the main registration desk on level 1 to collect your graduate ticket/name card. You can find the recommended arrival time for your ceremony on our Planning your Day page. You will need the ticket/name card to be presented on stage. Please keep this with you at all times.

When purchasing guest tickets, there are options for how to receive the tickets. If you have any queries on collection of guest tickets, please contact the Royal Festival Hall box office directly on +44 (0) 20 3879 9555.

  • Refunds

We regret that it is not possible to get a refund from the Royal Festival Hall for guest tickets.

The University cannot be held liable for any costs incurred for travel or accommodation arrangements made by graduates or guests under any circumstances.