Tickets and Booking

1 Booking your guest tickets

In order to comply with Health & Safety regulations and stay within the maximum seating capacity at the Princess Pavilion, there is a limited number of guest tickets available. You will be allocated two guest tickets (graduands do not require a ticket for themselves). There is no charge for any guest tickets.

Guest ticket allocation (if you have been allocated extra tickets this will be included in your guest ticket allocation) will be confirmed by email to your University email account week commencing 10 August 2015. You are required to print this email confirmation prior to attending your graduation ceremony and hand it to the staff on the Graduands' Registration Desk upon arrival.

Admission to the ceremony for all guests is by ticket only.

2 Guests with children

Children over 4 years old do require a guest ticket. Guests with small children are advised to reserve seats near an exit in case the child/children become restless, enabling them to exit the theatre with minimum disruption. If guests are unable to return to the theatre, the ceremony is streamed live in the bar area at the Princess Pavilion.

Please complete the relevant section in the part of the form relating to 'guest seating'.

3 Applying for extra tickets

A small amount of extra tickets may become available. They are subject to availability and allocated on a 'first come first served' basis. To request extra tickets, complete the relevant section in the form relating to 'extra tickets'. Please note, we cannot guarantee that you will secure any extra tickets and they will be allocated if and when they become available. There is no charge for any guest tickets

If you have been successful in securing extra tickets you will receive an email (to your University email account) asking you to confirm that you would like the extra tickets using the link incorporated in the email.

In the event that any graduand and/or their guests do not attend on the day, there may be some spare seats, but please note that these cannot be guaranteed or booked in advance. Guests without guest tickets are asked to join the non-ticket holders queue and spare seats will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis only. Important - Unfortunately, due to the nature of the venue, a Victorian theatre, we can only accommodate guests in wheelchairs or any special seating requirements by prior arrangement. Wheelchair users and guests requiring special seating will be able to watch the ceremony by live stream in the bar area at the venue.

A live stream of ceremony will be shown in the bar area of the Princess Pavilion for those guests who have been unable to secure a guest ticket on the day.

4 Collection of guest tickets

All guest tickets will be available for collection at the Graduands' Registration Desk on production of the email ticket confirmation. All tickets must be collected at the ceremony registration times, see below:

10am ceremony8am - 9am
1.30pm ceremony11.30am – 12.30pm
5pm ceremony3pm – 4pm

5 Guest visa applications

If you would like to invite family and friends from overseas to attend your graduation, they may require immigration permission to enter the UK as a visitor. To find out if entry clearance is required and how to obtain it, please visit the UK Borders Agency Visa Services website:

Web: ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

If a letter of invitation is required for your guests to apply for a visitor visa to attend graduation, please contact the Graduation team:

Email: graduation@falmouth.ac.uk

6 Disabled seating, parking & special arrangements

Due to the nature of the venue, a Victorian theatre, we can only accommodate wheelchair users by prior arrangement. Wheelchair users who have not secured a guest ticket prior to the ceremony will be able to watch the graduation ceremony which is streamed live to the bar area at the venue.

Graduands - Please be aware that you will receive your degree on the stage which is accessed by stairs. If you require assistance or if you are unable to use the stairs, please complete the relevant section in the part of the form relating to 'seating and parking for yourself' on the confirmation of attendance form.

Guests - Please be aware that guest seating is partially tiered and leg room is restricted. Please complete the relevant section in the part of the form relating to 'seating and parking for guests' on the confirmation of attendance form.

Parking will ONLY be available at the Princess Pavilion for guests who are Blue Badge holders and/or if you have made prior arrangements with the Graduation Team.

If you have any queries regarding special arrangements please contact the Graduation Team:

Email: graduation@falmouth.ac.uk

7 Accommodation

There are hotels in Falmouth offering graduation and early bird packages and there are many guest houses. Details of accommodation in the Falmouth area can be found at the following:

Web: visitfalmouth.com