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Frequently Asked Questions

Search below for answers to commonly asked questions from SeatPlan customers.

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  1. About Us

  2. Booking Tickets

  3. My Account

  4. Adding Reviews & Photos

  5. Rewards

  6. Anything else?

About Us

Who are SeatPlan?

SeatPlan was established in 2011 to help customers find the best seats for theatre and events across the UK. Use our interactive seating plans to browse thousands of reviews and photos of the view from different seats, all provided by real people. As seating specialists, we provide expert access guides to help all customers plan and navigate their way around each venue.

SeatPlan also sell tickets to theatregoers, using multiple ticket suppliers to provide customers with the best prices and availability.

Are the seating plans provided on SeatPlan completely accurate?

The seating plans on SeatPlan are indicative and designed to give a strong impression of a venue's seating layout. Our internal team of theatre experts endeavour to keep the seating plans on our website as up-to-date as possible but in some instances a venue may alter their seating at short notice.

Is SeatPlan a secure site?

Yes. Our up-to-date security system ensures that your personal details are safe and secure at all times. Bookings are processed using secure server software (SSL) that protects your personal and credit card details.

SeatPlan is a registered member of the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR).

You can verify our STAR membership here

Booking Tickets

What do I do if I have not received my booking confirmation?

Double-check your spam/junk folders to ensure the booking confirmation email has not been sent there. If you cannot locate it, visit your My Tickets page. You will be able to find customer service contact details there.

Still stuck? Contact us at help@seatplan.com and we can help.

What do I do if I have lost my tickets?

If you have misplaced your tickets, contact the customer service department to arrange for duplicate tickets. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation. Alternatively, get in touch at help@seatplan.com

What do I do if my tickets have not arrived?

Double-check that you did not select your tickets to be collected from the Box Office.

If you selected postage, tickets typically take 5 working days to arrive. If you still have not received your tickets after 5 working days, please contact the customer service team. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.

Are group discounts available?

Please contact us with the show, date and number of tickets required: help@seatplan.com

Are concessions available?

Concessions are not available for any theatre event, unless specifically stated as a ticket option when booking.

Do you accept Theatre Tokens or gift vouchers?

Theatre Tokens cannot be redeemed with SeatPlan. To redeem your Tokens, please follow the instructions listed here

If you are looking to purchase or use gift vouchers, please call us: +44 (0) 207 492 5366

How do I collect my tickets from the venue?

When booking your tickets, you can choose to collect them from the Box Office. You will be able to collect your tickets on the day of the performance, within an hour before the performance is due to begin. You will need your booking confirmation to hand.

What if I can't find tickets for a specific date?

Due to popular demand, some shows and events may sell out or only have limited availability. If you cannot find tickets for the date you are looking for, please contact us to find out more: help@seatplan.com

Do I need ID to collect my tickets?

In order to pick up your tickets, you will need your booking confirmation, either printed or on your phone. Some shows and events may require customers to bring the credit/debit card that was used to make the booking. Please check your booking confirmation email to find out what forms of ID are required.

I bought the tickets as a gift. Can they be picked up by someone else?

Persons picking up the tickets must have a copy of the booking confirmation and the name the tickets are booked under. Some shows and events may require customers to bring their credit/debit card used to make the booking, so please double-check these details on your booking confirmation.

How do I make an access booking?

Access bookings must be made directly with the venue. Please visit the accessibility page for the theatre you are looking to book for information and contact details.

Are discounts available for access patrons?

Access policies vary from venue to venue. Most theatres offer a discount for access patrons and their companion, however you must contact the Box Office directly.

How do I cancel or rearrange my booking?

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable once purchased, unless a flexi-ticket option has been bought. Further information about your ticket protection policy can be found on your My Tickets page. Alternatively, please contact the customer service department using the details on your booking confirmation.

What is the difference between face value and selling price?

"Face value" is the price printed on a ticket at the theatre, including VAT. "Selling Price" is the final sale price, including applicable booking fees.

Can babes-in-arms/children be admitted into the venue?

Most venues require children to be aged 3+ to attend a live event, however each theatre has its own child policy. Details of age restrictions and recommendations are listed on each show. It is recommended that anybody under the age of 16 sits next to an accompanying adult, as certain venues do not allowed patrons under 16 to sit by themselves.

Can I buy tickets from overseas?

You can book tickets on SeatPlan if you are based outside the UK. Payment will be collected in British pounds (£), and tickets can only be collected from the theatre's Box Office on the day of the performance. Tickets cannot be posted overseas or left for collection at hotel receptions.

What if a show or event is cancelled?

If a show or event is cancelled, you will receive a full refund. Please get in touch with the customer service department listed on your booking confirmation, or get in touch with us: help@seatplan.com

What if certain performers do not appear in the performance I see?

No guarantee can be made that any star/performer/cast-member will appear as they may have to miss performances at short notice due to illness, injury or various other reasons. SeatPlan does not accept responsibility for any individual performer appearing at any particular performance.

Which ticket agents do SeatPlan work with?

SeatPlan works with multiple agents to ensure the best price and availability for all events.

You can find details of our suppliers, including terms and conditions, cancellation policies and contact details, on our Terms and Conditions page.

Do you charge booking fees?

Our ticket agents are able to provide discounts that are not available when booking directly from the box office but may sometimes charge a booking fee on top of face value. All prices on SeatPlan.com include applicable booking fees to ensure extra costs are not added during checkout, except for certain delivery methods. STAR guidelines require face value ticket cost to be shown during checkout and our agents display this on the payment screen either beneath the total cost or by clicking on an “i” symbol for more information.

For more information about our ticket agents, see our Terms and Conditions here.

My Account

How do I manage email preferences?

To subscribe or unsubscribe from SeatPlan emails, go to your Edit Profile page.

How do I delete my account?

Please contact us: help@seatplan.com to delete your account.

How can I update my account details?

To update or change your account details, go to your Edit Profile page.

Adding Reviews & Photos

Why was my seat view photo rejected?

SeatPlan hold the right to reject photos that do not adhere to certain guidelines. If one of your photos is rejected it is likely due to one of the below reasons:
  • - The stage was too out-of-focus

  • - Too much of the stage was obscured by your program/Playbill

  • - Members of the cast were visible (Note: photos that show cast will be accepted for productions that allow photography of the performers)

  • - The photo did not show the view of the stage from your seat (ie. it was a selfie or was looking elsewhere in the auditorium)

  • - The photo is smaller than 600 pixels wide x 400 pixels high

Can I add a seat view photo from my friend's seat?

If you are attending your show with a group, we can accept up to 3 seat view photos per performance, submitted as separate reviews. At least one of your reviews must include a ticket stub photo as proof that you were there. The additional photos must be from seats that are near to the one shown in the ticket stub. If SeatPlan find any reason to suspect the reviews submitted are false or misleading, they may be rejected.

How long does it take for my reviews/photos to be approved?

We aim to approve reviews and photos within 2 working days.

How do I edit my review/photo?

To edit your review, visit your My Reviews page.

How do I report a fake or duplicate review?

Send an email to help@seatplan.com and we will take a look. Members who add fake or duplicate reviews will have their reviews removed and could face being banned from the site.


What rewards can I earn?

For every review submitted, you can earn 50 rewards points for a seat view photo and 25 points for a ticket stub photo. Once you have earned enough points, you will be able to claim a voucher. Visit your Rewards page to see your balance. Your rewards points can be traded for the following:
  • - 750 points: £10 SeatPlan Voucher

  • - 1000 points: £10 Theatre Token

  • - 1500 points: $25 (US) TeleCharge E-Gift Card

How long will it take for my Rewards balance to increase?

Your Rewards balance will increase every time you add a reviews with a photo to the site and they are approved by our editors.

When will my vouchers arrive?

Please note that it takes up to 14 days to process voucher requests. If you have not received your vouchers within 2 weeks of requesting them, please get in touch.

How do I claim a reward?

Visit your Rewards page to see your balance and claim rewards. Please note that you must have a delivery address registered on your profile to receive Theatre Tokens.

Anything else?

If your question hasn't been answered, get in touch: help@seatplan.com