Booking policies and procedures for public tickets

Ticket timeslots

Tickets can be requested for a particular timeslot. The ticket is not valid before or after the timeslot you select. It is requested that visitors attending First Minister's Question Time remain in the Debating Chamber until the end of the session at 12:45. For all other debates you do not have to stay for the duration of the timeslot; you can leave anytime as long as you do so quietly. If you know the name of the debate you wish to attend, but do not know the timeslot you can type in the name of the debate.

How far in advance you can book

Individuals (1-5) can book no earlier than 7 days in advance of the debate you wish to attend. Groups (6-15) can book further in advance by contacting Visitor Services.

Number of tickets

You can request a maximum of 15 tickets. If your group is larger than 15 it is normally possible to share tickets. Part of the group can attend the debate for some of the timeslot and then leave the public gallery. The other part of the group can then use the tickets to attend the debate. However, this is not possible during First Minister’s Question Time, as it is expected that visitors remain seated for the duration of the timeslot.

How will you use my email address?

If tickets are available we will send a booking confirmation to this email address. If tickets are not available we shall email you to let you know.

How will you use my phone number?

We will only use your phone number  to contact you if there is an alteration to visiting arrangements, for example, a cancellation or a change to timings. We may also use your phone number on the day of the visit to confirm your attendance if you have not collected your tickets by the indicated time on your confirmation email/letter.

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