Ticket Conditions of Sale

All audience members must hold a valid ticket. Please keep your ticket until the end of the event as you may need it for readmission. For some events (e.g. swing, dance and music) we issue a wristband, which must be worn for the duration of the event.

If you have claimed a concessionary rate you make be asked for proof of eligibility (e.g. student card, benefits document). Find out more about our concessionary rates. Find out more about our concessionary rates.

All our events and courses are for over-18s. Under 18s may attend seated public events such as concerts or talks, but only if accompanied by an adult at all times.

Latecomers will be asked to wait until a suitable break in the performance, to limit disturbance to fellow audience members and speakers/performers. Occasionally late admittance may not be possible and therefore cannot be guaranteed.

Bishopsgate Institute does not permit the use of audio and visual recording devices, including mobile phones, cameras and tape-recorders, during our performances or events.

Ticket holders consent to the filming, photographing and sound recording of themselves as members of the audience.

Ticket Refunds and Exchanges

All tickets are non-refundable. For regular events (e.g. social dances) a ticket can be exchanged for a different night, up to five days before the date on the ticket. In some instances, if all tickets have been sold for an event, we may be able to resell your ticket and give you a refund. This is at the discretion of the management. In all cases, the original tickets must be returned to the venue.

Bishopsgate institute does not permit the resale of tickets for profit or commercial gain. Tickets cannot be re-sold on the venue premises or the immediate vicinity at the time.

Management reserves the right to:

Bishopsgate Institute reserves the right to refuse admission, or request a ticket holder to leave the venue if we believe their presence is likely to cause a disturbance or threat to other visitors, the venue and its employees. We will take any appropriate action to enforce this right.

Bishopsgate Institute reserves the right to make changes to the advertised programme due to unavoidable causes without being obliged to offer a refund or exchange.

We also reserve the right to cancel or abandon the event for reason beyond our control. We can do this without notice, and without being liable to pay compensation for damages other than a refund to the value of the ticket.

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Courses Terms & Conditions

By applying to enrol, you agree to the terms and conditions stated here. Please make sure you’ve read and understood them.

I hereby agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Institute, including the refund and transfer policy. I agree to the Institute processing my personal data, or other data which the Institute may obtain from me or other people whilst I am a student, for purposes connected with my studies, my health and safety or for any other legitimate reasons.

Bishopsgate Institute is registered under the Data Protection Act (No. Z6850408).

Courses Refunds and Transfers

You may request a refund or transfer up until 2 weeks before the beginning of your course. After this point refunds and transfers will only be granted at the discretion of the Institute. All refunds and transfers are subject to a 10% administration fee, with the exception of language students switching between levels.

Transfers are subject to availability and fee adjustments.

We are unable to offer refunds to students who for whatever reason cannot attend the whole course.

All refund and transfer requests must be received in writing. Please contact a member of our team by email enquiries@bishopsgate.org.uk or call 020 7392 9200.

Course and Class Cancellations

If enrolments fail to reach minimum numbers we may cancel or reschedule a course. Courses will normally be cancelled one day before the first class, except for language courses where the first class may take place before a decision is made. A full refund will be made or a transfer arranged.

If a tutor is unable to teach a class we will try to arrange a substitute. When this is not possible, we will reschedule classes to an alternative convenient time. Refunds are not available for students unable to attend the rescheduled class.

Should a class be cancelled for reasons beyond our control (e.g. flood, adverse weather conditions, security alert) we regret that no refunds will be given for the missed class.

Students should claim their refund within 30 days of the date on which the course was cancelled. After this time, their refund will be converted to credit automatically.


Bishopsgate Institute operates in accordance with the Data Protection Act.