Some of the most frequently asked questions about the CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot.
All Ri Members and Patrons as well as employees of Ri Corporate Members and Partners can enter the ballot. All individuals receive one entry per membership. Your membership must be valid at the time you enter the ballot.
The ballot is also open to all UK registered schools. This is defined by the government’s Edubase database in England and Wales, the Education Scotland database and the DENI database in Northern Ireland. Entries made on behalf of a school must use a school email address to complete the form.
If you are not a current Ri Member or Patron, you can sign up to membership online. Ri Young Membership for under 18s starts at only £29 a year.
Please email our Membership team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0)20 7491 6588 from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 5.30pm.
The 2017 ballot will be open from 10.00am on Thursday 7 September 2017; closing at 11.59pm on Sunday 1 October 2017 for both Ri Members and UK registered schools. You may enter at any time during this period without affecting your chances of success.
The quickest and easiest way to enter the ballot is online.
Alternatively, we can take your ballot entry over the phone on +44 (0)20 7409 2992 or send you a postal ballot form upon request. Postal ballot forms have already been sent to all members for whom we do not have email addresses.
The ballot process will require applicants to list their preference of Lecture dates. If successful, you will be allocated tickets to one Lecture only, based on your first available preference. Note that if there are multiple Ri Members at the same address, each member can apply for a different Lecture day as their first preference. You must purchase all tickets you successfully apply for.
Only one ballot application can be filled out per Ri Member or school. The ballot must be made in the member’s name and unique membership number, even for Ri Young Members.
Members can apply for a maximum of five tickets per Lecture and schools can apply for a maximum of 30 tickets per Lecture.
Each ballot form can be used to apply for multiple tickets on a particular date. As always, an adult ticket is only available when purchasing a junior ticket and juniors must be aged between 11 and 17 years at the time of filming. Proof of age may be requested. As adults and juniors are seated separately, an accompanying adult is not required in the theatre.
These tickets allow you to watch a live feed from the recording in the theatre on a big screen in one of our beautiful libraries. Tickets can be purchased outside the ballot and unlike the theatre show, there are no age restrictions.
£30 for juniors aged 11–17 and £40 for adults, inclusive of all fees and postage. Screening room tickets are priced at £16 for standard, £10 for concessions and £7 for members.
Tuesday 12 December 2017
Thursday 14 December 2017
Saturday 16 December 2017
Filming will start at 6.00pm on each of these three dates and we ask all attendees to arrive at the Ri by 5.30pm. As the events are being filmed live, it is difficult to give an exact finish time. However, from previous experience we estimate that each Lecture will finish at around 8.30pm.
We will start to notify successful applicants from Monday 9 October. When the payment deadline has passed, we will reallocate the tickets of those who haven’t paid to the next people in the ballot. After those successful entrants have paid, we will contact everyone who has not been successful.
Standby tickets will go on sale as part of the ballot. Standby tickets will also go on sale after the ballot has ended, subject to availability.
No. If you are successful, we will contact you with details on how to pay for your tickets after the ballot has closed.
On each of the three filming days we will run a live screening of the Lecture in one of our beautiful libraries. Tickets for these screenings will go on sale after the ballot has ended. All ages are welcome to attend our live screenings.
Please see the latest information for CHRISTMAS LECTURES events and activities.
Please email the CHRISTMAS LECTURES team at email@example.com in the first instance to discuss your requirements.
If there are any changes to your postal or email address then please contact us to update these details as soon as possible. You can update any of your personal details by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on +44 (0)20 7491 6588.
Please note that on occasion emails can be directed to your junk or spam folders. Please ensure that @ri.ac.uk is added to your list of safe domains.
As the Ri is located in Mayfair in central London, parking is very limited and we advise attendees to use public transport where possible. For more information on nearby parking, please see https://www.westminster.gov.uk/parking
Details of getting to the Ri by public transport can be found on the find us section on our website.