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Royal Armouries Museum

Jousting Tournament

Knights from Europe compete in our Elizabethan Joust
27th August, 10:00 am to 29th August, 5:00 pm

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Elizabethan Jousting Tournament

Royal Armouries are delighted to be able to bring live-action jousting to the heart of Yorkshire this August bank holiday weekend.

From Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August the museum’s impressive jousting arena in Leeds will resound to the cheers of crowds and the clash of lances on armour, as knights battle it out in an authentic Elizabethan-themed tournament. The twice-daily shows will feature knights and horses, plus plenty of pomp and pageantry fit for Queen Elizabeth I herself, who will be in attendance with her courtiers when our brave knights do battle for trophies and honours.

It promises to be spectacular entertainment for all the family.

Make a day of it

Your jousting tournament ticket includes entry to the national museum of arms and armour, which opens at 10:00. There will be performances and activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the day. With a lovely dockside setting and plenty of cafes and picnic areas in the museum and around Leeds Dock, there’s lots to enjoy on a day out at the Royal Armouries. The museum closes at 17:00.

There will be 2 shows each day at 12:00 and 15:00.

Tickets

There is a choice of three seating areas and ticket prices are per person. Everyone over the age of 3 requires a ticket. Tournament tickets also include entrance to the museum.

Balcony – £20

NEW for summer 2022. We’ve never before released tickets for this area. Get the best view in the arena on a raised covered platform directly above the action. Only 15 tickets are available per show on Saturday and Sunday only. The balcony is accessed by a steep flight of concrete stairs with a handrail.

Silver – £10

A great view of the central area where the knights clash. On these standard seats, you will get a great view of the whole tiltyard. Tiered concrete steps with wooden seating.

Red – £5

New lower price tickets for summer 2022! We’ve reduced the price of these seats so you can experience the excitement of the Joust for less than ever before. You still get a great view of the action but are slightly further away from the central tilt rail and you get to see the knight preparing to make their advance and see the run-up up close. Tiered plastic seats next to the standard silver seating.

Wheelchair users – £10

There are 4 spaces available at each show for wheelchair / motorised scooter users. A space for the wheelchair plus one companion seat will be reserved.

Carers – Free

We offer free tickets to carers when accompanied by their service user (full price ticket required). Please email our booking team to discuss your requirements bookings@armouries.org.uk 

Book your tournament tickets on Eventbrite now

Please pre-book your tickets. You will receive your tickets via email. When you arrive at the museum for the tournament, your digital tickets will be redeemed so you will need to visit the museum first before making your way to the arena.

FAQs

Can I reserve a seat?

No – seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis in all seating areas.

Will late arrivals be admitted to the arena?

For the safety of everyone in the arena late arrivals cannot be admitted. Please arrive in good time to take your seats (at least 20 minutes prior to the start time of the show).

Dogs

Pet dogs are not allowed in the arena. Guide dogs and assistance animals are permitted.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

To reduce contact at this time we prefer tickets to be displayed on mobile phones and tablets. Please ensure that you redeem your digital ticket for a wristband and programme on arrival at the museum.

Is the seating area under cover?

The Red and Silver seating areas of the arena are outside and are not covered. The Balcony is under cover. Please dress appropriately.

Refund policy

We will consider refund requests up until 09:00 on the day of the event booked. Requests received after this time cannot be considered. Eventbrite charges will be deducted from the refunded amount.
On the day: The shows will take place whatever the weather. Refunds will not be given if you decide not to attend due to the weather.
If we have to cancel shows due to operational issues we will automatically refund tickets for the affected shows within 10 working days – no need to contact us.

Visitors with access requirements

Some lower tier seats will be reserved for visitors with specific access requirements. Our staff will be available on the day to help so please make yourself known to them if you require assistance.

Is the arena suitable for wheelchair & mobility scooter users?

Yes, there is a designated viewing area for wheelchair and mobility scooter users. There are 4 spaces per show available – these must be booked in advance using the Wheelchair User category. One companion chair is included with the space reservation.

The toilets in the arena are wheelchair accessible.

Can I bring my pram/pushchair into the arena?

Prams and pushchairs are not allowed in the arena but a secure buggy park will be provided.

Cancellation

Please be aware that due to the continued impact of COVID-19, our staff team may have to self-isolate at short notice. Unfortunately, this may affect our ability keep the museum fully open and to deliver our live events programme. We will only close the museum and cancel events a last resort if we cannot open safely. All updates will be communicated on our Facebook and Twitter pages as well as here on our website.
If we are required to cancel Tournament shows we will automatically refund any tickets for the dates affected. Refunds will be issued within 10 working days.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email our booking team to discuss your requirements bookings@armouries.org.uk 


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