Conditions of Sale
Tickets are sold by Leeds City Council, Leeds City Centre Box Office, Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD on behalf of producers, promoters and event organisers, including Leeds City Council events and seasons. When booking you acknowledge that you agree to the following terms and conditions:
- Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase, except in the case of a materially altered or cancelled performance/event. This does not affect your statutory rights.
- It is the responsibility of the purchaser to check all tickets at the time of purchase or on arrival (by post/email), and to promptly make the box office team aware of any mistakes so they can be rectified.
- Tickets must not be sold or resold without the express permission of Leeds City Centre Box Office and the promoter of the event.
- Any resale, or attempt to sell tickets at a higher price than originally purchased, will result in the order being cancelled without prior notification.
- Agency tickets are accepted on the understanding that the agent is acting for the customer and not for Leeds City Council. The customer should make themselves aware of the ticket agents’ own terms and conditions of sale (which may differ from those written here) when booking through a third party/agent as their acceptance of those terms is with said agent.
- When booking discounted tickets, proof of eligibility is required. Tickets may be held at box office whilst proof is checked or requested on entry to the venue.
- All ticket prices quoted are for tickets purchased in advance of the event. The promoter reserves the right to change the advertised price at any time.
- A booking fee, currently 10% of the total booking, is applied to all transactions made through Leeds City Centre Box Office.
- Latecomers might be asked to wait until a suitable break in the performance to be admitted. At times, latecomers may be asked to sit in a different seat to the one booked to limit disturbance to fellow audience members.
- Any complaints about a ticket holder's ability to view or enjoy the event must be made to the promoter/manager promptly prior to or at a suitable break in the event.
- The unauthorised use of cameras, mobile phones, video or other form or recording equipment is strictly prohibited.
- On occasion either Leeds City Council or a permitted third party may carry out general filming, photography and sound recording in or about the venue. By purchasing tickets you consent to you and your party being included in and to the exploitation of such films, photographs and recordings without payment.
- Only food and drink purchased on the premises may be consumed on the premises.
- Neither the promoter nor the management accept responsibility for personal property brought into the venue unless caused by the negligence of the promoter or venue management.
- For the safety and comfort of all customers, bags larger than a handbag will not be permitted into the auditorium.
- We ask that you leave large bags at home. When this is not possible any larger bags may have to be stored away (a charge may apply).
- The management reserves the right to carry out bag/property checks when necessary. Anyone who declines a search will not be admitted.
- Children under 3 may not be admitted unless the performance is specifically for young children. Tickets are required for any child aged 12 months+ that attends a performance. Babes in arms (under 12 months) do not require a ticket.
- Parents are reminded that some performances are not suitable for young children.
- We do not advise that children under 14 attend the theatre without a responsible adult and venue staff accept no responsibility for any unaccompanied children under 16.
- If your child is causing a disturbance to other customers, you will be asked to remove them from the auditorium and no refunds will be given.
- Age guidance is to assist individuals in judging the suitability of a production at the time of booking, however, Leeds City Centre Box Office accepts no responsibility for any offence which may be caused.
- Age guidance may relate to themes of an adult nature, language, nudity or themes/content considered unsuitable for younger audiences.
- The management reserves the right to change the advertised arrangements of any performance in the event of illness or any cause beyond our reasonable control. This includes the non-appearance of any named artist.
- The management reserves the right to refuse admission or to eject a ticket holder (and take appropriate action to enforce this right) for behaviour likely to cause damage, injury, nuisance or annoyance or failure to comply with the reasonable requests of venue staff. If admission is refused no monies shall be refunded.
- The management reserves the right to reallocate the booked seat without refund.
- Processing fees will not be refunded in the event of a cancellation or rescheduled performance.
- Special Offers: When advertised special offers may be subject to availability and restrictions. No two offers can be used in conjunction with one another. For clarity, a special offer is any offer that isn't a standard price or concession ticket. Special offers include (but are not limited to) subscriptions, family tickets, group rates, and early bird discounts.
- Schools rates: Schools concessions (when applicable) are intended to enable educational establishments to bring groups of pupils or students to performances at a reduced rate. They are not transferable to adults and cannot be used by groups of staff. Any accompanying adult tickets given are for an adult who is responsible for the behaviour of the children in the party.
Standing and dancing policy
The Victoria Hall stalls area has seating installed on a flat floor. If members of the audience stand up during events they immediately block the view of the person seated behind, which is unfair especially if that person is unable to stand. Consideration for the rest of the audience must always be shown. Therefore for all events where the stalls seating is in place, audience members must stay seated.
For certain types of performances such as pop concerts, standing and dancing in the stalls towards the end of the event will be allowed, but this will be at the discretion of the management in discussion with the promoter/artist and all staff will be briefed on this before the performance begins. On these occasions, announcements will be made when standing is allowed. Audience members must stay in front of their designated seat and not move into the aisles or towards the stage.
For Health & Safety reasons, standing and dancing in the Gallery, Risers and Boxes is strictly prohibited at all times.
The following actions will be taken if members of the audience ignore this policy:
Security staff will deal with all cases of audience members standing or dancing. Patrons will be asked to sit down so others can see and there will be a strict policy for removal. If anyone refuses to sit down after the third time of asking that person will have to leave the auditorium.
The Duty Manager for the event will have overall responsibility to implement this policy and also to put into operation specific times for it to be relaxed in line with the above.