International Jousting Tournament
Royal Armouries are delighted to be able to bring live-action jousting to the heart of Yorkshire this Easter bank holiday weekend.
Teams from the United Kingdom, France and Italy will compete for honour and trophies in this spectacular live sporting event from medieval times.
From Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April the museum’s impressive jousting arena will resound to the cheers of crowds and the clash of lances on armour, as knights battle it out in an authentic medieval jousting tournament.
The museum opens at 10am and there are 2 tournament shows per day starting at 11am and 2pm, featuring knights and horses, plus plenty of pomp and pageantry.
There will also be a full programme of events and activities in and around the museum, including jesters, minstrels, blacksmiths, have-a-go pool-noodle jousting and the chance to try some medieval-style food.
There are two main seating areas to choose from, Silver and Red, plus the Balcony for some shows.
See below for access details and ticket prices.
- Balcony £20
Best view of the arena. This area is reached by a steep narrow staircase.
- Silver £10
A clear view of the central tilt rail where the knights clash. Tiered concrete steps with wooden seating.
- Red £5
A clear view of the run-up and action but slightly further away from the central tilt rail. You get to see the knights up close as they prepare to make their advance and a great view of the run-up. Tiered plastic seats.
- Wheelchair users £5
There are 4 spaces available at each show for wheelchair/motorised scooter users. A space for the wheelchair plus one complimentary companion seat will be reserved.
- Carers £0
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Museum only visits
The museum galleries will be open as usual from 10 am – 5 pm. You do not need to pre-book tickets if you just wish to visit the museum over the Easter weekend.
Prices are per person.
Everyone over the age of 3 requires a ticket.
Tournament tickets also include entrance to the museum.
No - seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis in all seating areas.
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).
Pet dogs are not allowed in the arena. Guide dogs and assistance animals are permitted.
You may print your ticket, but we prefer tickets to be displayed on mobile phones and tablets.
Please ensure that you redeem your digital ticket for a printed ticket/programme on arrival at the museum.
The Red and Silver seating areas of the arena are outside and are not covered.
The Balcony is under cover.
Please dress appropriately.
Please check your order carefully as refunds and tickets transfers are not permitted.
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 must cancel shows due to operational issues, we will automatically refund tickets for the affected shows within 10 working days, no need to contact us.
The Red and Silver seating areas are banked and have steps.
Lower tier seats will be reserved for visitors with mobility issues.
Due the lack of space within the banked seating areas we may need to remove and safely store mobility aids, such as walkers, for the duration of the show.
Our trained staff will be available on the day to help so please make yourself known to them if you require assistance.
The toilets in the arena are accessible.
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 free companion chair is included with the space reservation.
The toilets in the arena are wheelchair accessible.
Prams and pushchairs are not allowed in the arena, but a secure buggy park will be provided.
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.
Please email email@example.com.