Terms and Conditions | Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Conditions of sale and attendance

By making a purchase at The Gatehouse Theatre (“we”, “us” or “our”) by telephone, in person over the counter, online via the desktop or mobile website, or via an agency, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions of sale. Your contract for the purchase of tickets is formed as soon as we have processed your payment and will expire immediately after the performance of the event for which you have purchased tickets.

  1. Tickets may not be exchanged or refunded once purchased.
  2. Tickets are exempt from statutory cancellation rights. This means that you are not entitled to cancel your tickets after purchase.
  3. All tickets, prices, concessions and discounts are subject availability and can be changed and/or withdrawn at any time, without prior notice.
  4. Only one concession or discount can be applied per ticket purchased and cannot be applied retrospectively.
  5. If you have purchased concession seating, proof of concession (for example of age or student status) may be required and must be presented upon request. Registered Unemployment discount is applicable to anyone who receives Jobseekers Allowance or Income Support subject to presentation of proof of eligibility.
  6. Any access requirements must be made known to Box Office staff on booking. This includes, but is not limited to, seats being removed to enable the customer to remain in their wheelchair, wheelchair storage following a transfer, storage of Motability scooters, specific seating (i.e. close to the stage, avoidance of steps, on an aisle).
  7. When tickets are collected at the Box Office, the cardholder may need to present the card that the tickets were booked on as identification (plus a copy of the email booking confirmation for bookings made online). You may also be required to present your photo ID for discounted tickets.
  8. Tickets will only be delivered to the billing address of the debit/credit card holder. If tickets dispatched by post are returned to us as ‘addressee unknown’ we reserve the right to cancel your booking and make a refund of the ticket price only. Where there is not enough time to deliver tickets by post, we will inform you about the arrangements for collection of your tickets from the Box Office.
  9. Smoking and vaping in all areas of the Gatehouse is strictly forbidden.
  10. Only food and drink purchased on the premises may be consumed in the building.
  11. Mobile telephones and digital watch alarms must be switched off in the auditorium at all times. The use of cameras or recording equipment is strictly forbidden.
  12. In the interests of other patrons, babes in arms are not usually admitted. Exceptions may be made for pantomime and certain children’s performances, when prior arrangements should be made with the Box Office.
  13. Due to Fire Regulations, all patrons, including babes in arms, must be in possession of a valid ticket before entering the auditorium. Tickets must be purchased, irrespective of the age of the child.
  14. For the protection of children, on selected performances and at our sole discretion, children and infants may not be permitted to attend. Performances where an age restriction applies are clearly indicated during the booking process. Please ensure that you read all the information that applies to the ticket you are booking, and carry proof of age if appropriate.
  15. The Management reserve the right to refuse admission of the ticket holder to the premises. The Management reserve the right to request the ticket holder to leave the premises and to take any appropriate action to enforce such a request.
  16. Latecomers will not be permitted until after the interval, or until a suitable break in the performance. Latecomers, if admitted, may be required to occupy alternative seats.
  17. The Management may alter or vary the programme, artistes and timings without consultation or compensation.
  18. From time to time the Management may make available special discount offers and further withdraw such offers without prior notice.
  19. Where a performance is cancelled or re-scheduled, we will use our reasonable endeavours to notify you using the details you have provided us with at the time of booking. We cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by you for travel, accommodation or any other related service as a result of a cancelled performance.
  20. If there is a seating issue, please report this to the Duty Manager.
  21. Changes to the cast for a performance (including any star casting) will not entitle you to a refund.
  22. All performance details and content descriptions are correct at the time of going to print and are subject to change and interpretation.
  23. We are not responsible for the content of any third party website and will not honour any discounts or other offers from third parties which are not present in its own marketing.
  24. All tickets are sold in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2016.
  25. Tickets are not transferable to other shows and cannot be sold, resold or offered for sale by customers. Only tickets purchased via our Box Office or our approved agents are valid for admission. We will cancel any ticket re-sold or offered for re-sale by the buyer for commercial gain and the ticket holder will be refused entry. We will blacklist any buyer if the buyer resells or offers for re-sale any ticket through a secondary ticketing facility as defined in the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

Exchange/Refund Policy

All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

We offer a ticket resale facility, subject to an administration fee and at the discretion of the Box Office. Tickets must be received in a physical format and will only be offered for resale once all other tickets available for the selected performance have been allocated. We are unable to guarantee the resale of tickets once issued back to the Box Office. The Box Office must receive tickets in a physical format before a resale can be facilitated.

Gatehouse Theatre Gift Vouchers are non-refundable. Where payment for a cancelled or rescheduled performance is made in part or in full by a Gift Voucher, you will be issued another Gift Voucher.

We will not be responsible for any ticket that is lost, stolen or destroyed. Duplicates may be issued at our sole discretion.

 

UPDATED CONDITIONS OF SALE (COVID-19)

Effective 1 May 2021

  • Tickets are not refundable except in the case of a cancelled performance. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or are self-isolating, please do contact the Box Office at least four hours prior to the show. We will then exchange your tickets to another date or performance. Changes to the cast for a performance will not entitle you to a refund.

 

UPDATED CONDITIONS OF ATTENDANCE (COVID-19)

 

Effective 1 May 2021

  • Latecomers will only be admitted to the auditorium during a suitable break in the performance and where social distancing permits, as defined by the Front of House staff. If there is no suitable break, admission will be at the interval (if there is an interval). Late admission cannot be guaranteed. If you arrive earlier than your allotted entry time, you will be asked to wait outside until social distancing requirements can be met.
  • Whilst social distancing is in place, audience members will be able to leave and re-enter the auditorium during the performance. We politely request that all audience members respect this relaxed attitude and plan their exit during an appropriate time in order not to affect the enjoyment of others.
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission where we believe the health, welfare, comfort, enjoyment or security of our audiences may be affected. The Gatehouse also reserves the right at any point to request that ticket holders leave the venue and may take any appropriate action to enforce this right. Reasons for refusal of entry and/or removal from the venue may include (without limitation) showing symptoms of COVID-19, late arrival, being (or appearing to be) under the age limit set for the performance, abusive, threatening, drunken or other antisocial behaviour (including smoking in no smoking areas), carrying offensive weapons or illegal substances, or making unauthorised audio, video or photographic recordings. We cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by you for travel, accommodation or any other related service as a result of refused admission.

CONDITIONS OF ATTENDANCE

  • Anyone wishing to enter the auditorium must be in possession of a valid ticket (this includes infants).
  • Latecomers will only be admitted to the auditorium during a suitable break in the performance as defined by the Front of House staff or if there is no suitable break, until after the interval (if there is an interval). Late admission cannot be guaranteed.
  • Mobile devices, pagers and electronic equipment must be switched off prior to entering the auditorium.
  • The unauthorised use of recording and photographic equipment, including mobile phone cameras, is strictly prohibited in the auditorium. We or any third parties permitted by us may take photographs and carry out audio and/or audio visual recordings in or about the venue. By purchasing tickets you consent to you and your party being included in and to the exploitation of such photography or recordings.
  • Feedback relating to any aspect of a performance should be made to the Duty Manager on the day of the performance.
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission where we believe the welfare, comfort, enjoyment or security of our audiences may be affected. The Gatehouse also reserves the right at any point to request that ticket holders leave the venue and may take any appropriate action to enforce this right. Reasons for refusal of entry and/or removal from the venue may include (without limitation) late arrival, being (or appearing to be) under the age limit set for the performance, abusive, threatening, drunken or other antisocial behaviour (including smoking in no smoking areas), carrying offensive weapons or illegal substances, or making unauthorised audio, video or photographic recordings. No refunds will be given to ticket holders who are refused entry or ejected from the venue due to their own behaviour.
  • We reserve the right to move audience members to alternate seats of equal value and to make any necessary changes to the layout of the performance or event.
  • Pushchairs are not permitted into the auditorium, however they can be stored at our designate Buggy Parks at the box office cloakroom for your chosen performance. Car seats are permitted in the auditorium but must occupy a seat which requires the purchase of a standard ticket.
  • Drinks sold at our Bar and Café are permitted into the auditorium for most performances in plastic cups or glasses. Cups containing hot drinks must have a lid on. Noisy and/or hot foods are not permitted.
  • Verbal or physical abuse is not tolerated and may result in service being refused and in extreme cases, your being barred from the venue.
  • The Gatehouse Bar operates a “Challenge 25” policy. If you look under 25 you will be required to supply the appropriate identification (Photocard, Photo Driving Licence or Passport) in order to be served at the Gatehouse bars.
  • Alcohol cannot be purchased by or on behalf of any person under the age of 18.
  • All alcoholic beverages must be purchased from The Gatehouse bars. Any alcohol bought off the premises will be confiscated.
  • Customers deemed to be intoxicated by staff will be refused further purchase of alcohol.

1 ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

1.1 Your access to and use of The Gatehouse (“the Website”) and any Services referred to in Clause 2, is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website/Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website/Services you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website/Services.

1.2 We reserve the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued use of the Website/Services following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is therefore your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes.

 

2 THE SERVICES

The Website may provide communication tools such as email, bulletin boards, chat areas, news groups, forums and/or other message or communication facilities (“the Services”) designed to enable you to communicate with others. Unless stated otherwise the Services are for your personal and non-commercial use only.

 

3 CHILD SUPERVISION

We are concerned about the safety and privacy of our users, particularly children. Parents who wish to allow their children access to and use of the Website/Services should supervise such access and use. By allowing your child access to the Services you are allowing your child access to all of the Services, online booking, chat areas, news groups, forums and/or other message or communication facilities. It is therefore your responsibility to determine which Services are appropriate for your child. Always use caution when revealing personally identifiable information about yourself or your children via any of the Services.

 

4 PRIVACY POLICY

The Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford is committed to respecting your privacy and safeguarding your personal data.

Our privacy policies explain the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by The Gatehouse Theatre. This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children. It is important that you read these privacy notices together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data.

For the purpose of data protection legislation in the UK, The Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford is the data controller and is responsible for your personal data. 

If you have any questions about these privacy notices, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact our Theatre Manager at the following address:-

Theatre Manager

The Gatehouse Theatre

Eastgtate Street

Stafford

SDT162LT