Summer Concerts FAQs

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Tickets are now available via ticketmaster.co.uk/trentham-summer-concerts. Tickets are not available to buy from the Gardens Entrance and must be purchased via Ticketmaster.

 

Yes, we highly recommend you book in advance. The capacity for our concerts is limited and no tickets are being reserved for on the day purchase so once they are gone, they are gone!

One accompanying companion, will be granted access free of charge to the concerts, but will need to pre-book a ticket to ensure we are managing our capacity levels effectively. Please select the accessible tickets option on the Ticketmaster event page and then purchase the appropriate ticket for you and your companion. You will be required to show proof of disability to Ticketmaster after purchase.

Guests are eligible to apply for companion tickets if they receive one of the following:

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Attendance Allowance (AA)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
Blind Persons Registration.

Please note that wheelchair spaces are extremely limited for these concerts and unfortunately once they have gone, we are unable to provide more. Ambulant accessible tickets are unlimited; however they will still operate on a 1-1 basis. If you have any questions regarding accessible tickets please contact Ticketmaster via their online helpdesk here.

Yes, the route from the main entrance and the disabled car park to the Amphitheatre is wheelchair friendly. There will be a small wheelchair accessible viewing platform, with very limited availability. Assistance dogs are welcome. There will be a dedicated entrance for disabled access, please enter the shopping village via the main entrance between Can Do Cocina and Cadwaladers, please ensure that all members of your party are with you in the queue and that you have your tickets and bags ready for checking. Our staff will direct you to the accessible entrance.

Children are welcome to attend the concerts but will require a ticket and all under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Children under 5 years of age are permitted free of charge however, as young children have sensitive hearing we encourage the use of hearing protection for very young visitors.

The play area will close at the interval as light levels reduce– please ensure any children in your group are off the equipment at this time.

Yes, tickets can be sent via post or you can opt for a mobile ticket, please select this at checkout. Please note postal charges may apply.

If customers have not received their tickets 5 days before the event, then they should contact Ticketmaster directly where they will duplicate for box office collection.

There is unfortunately no reserve list service once an event is sold out.

If you’re celebrating a special occasion, or would like your own private space for these concerts, why not book a VIP Gazebo? Bring your own picnic, or pre-order a Totally Delicious picnic hamper* and let us do the rest. We’ll provide a 3m x 3m gazebo plus private grass space, 6ft trestle table and 6 Trentham deckchairs all located within the premium seating area with an elevated view across the lake.

The cost is £65* per gazebo for this event, in addition to event tickets. *additional Ticketmaster charge applies

We highly recommend if you are looking to hire a gazebo that you book as close to ticket release as you can as they are limited and sell out very quickly! These need to be purchased via Ticketmaster on the event page.

Personal tents, windbreaks and visitors own gazebos are not permitted at these events.

Unfortunately, all event tickets are non-refundable as outlined in our Terms and Conditions – Trentham Gardens Event Ticket Terms and Conditions | Trentham Estate

We are giving Trentham members priority booking for these sell out concerts. This means that our members will have time to purchase tickets for these events before they are released to the general public.

Gates will open at 6pm. The concerts will start at 7.30pm and end at approximately 10pm, with a short interval halfway through. Please do not arrive before 6pm to help minimise the gathering of crowds. On arrival, please enter the shopping village via the main entrance between Can Do Cocina and Cadwaladers. Please ensure you bring your tickets with you, either printed or on your smartphone and please ensure that all members of your party are with you in the queue and that you have your bags ready for the security check.

For the safety of all our visitors, we will be conducting bag checks in the queue. Please help us undertake these checks safely and quickly by having bags open ready for inspection at this point and by adhering to our guidelines on what you are allowed to bring to this event – this includes restricted levels of alcohol, no gazebos and tents, no large umbrellas or those with spikes (including but not limited parasols, fishing, or golfing umbrellas)*, knives, glass or glass bottles or trolleys. A full list can be found here – Trentham Gardens Event Ticket Terms and Conditions | Trentham Estate

*Please see FAQ below with regards to umbrellas

You are permitted to bring a personal, compact umbrella that would fit into a handbag. We do not permit, large umbrellas or those with spikes including but not limited  to parasols, fishing, or golfing umbrellas.

 

If you wish to visit the gardens during the day prior to the concerts, you will need to purchase a separate day ticket, or book a slot to visit as a member, from trentham.co.uk. Last entry on concert dates will be at 4pm and you will be asked to leave when the gardens close at 5.00pm.

Event entry will be permitted until 8.30pm on the night of the event(s). Visitors arriving after 8.30pm will be unable to access the event and we do not allow reentry.

Concerts will still go ahead in inclement weather conditions and are never cancelled more than 12 hours ahead of the event start time as the weather can change rapidly. Please check the weather forecast in advance and be prepared for the Great British summer. These events will only be cancelled if the weather conditions present a danger at the time of the concert.

Visitors accept the risk that weather they consider unsatisfactory may occur on a concert night and acknowledge that tickets will not be exchanged or refunded unless a concert is cancelled by The Trentham Estate. In the unlikely event that a concert is cancelled, we will aim to give as much notice as possible, so please keep an eye out for information on the website and social media channels.

Please see FAQ above with regards to umbrellas.

Concert guests are able to park at The Trentham Estate at the main entrance. Please follow the road around to the left once you turn into the Estate where you will be directed by marshals. Entry will not be permitted from the South Entrance.

Please note: Camper vans and camping are not permitted overnight at Trentham.

Please join the queue in the Shopping village for ticket & bag check, once into the gardens please proceed to the amphitheatre and find the gazebo with a reserved sign displaying your name – our staff will check your booking shortly after arrival so please keep your confirmation to hand.

There will be a drop off/taxi point located on the main car park.

Yes. The nearest train station is Stoke-on-Trent, which is approximately 4 miles from The Trentham Estate. Stafford Station is approximately 12 miles from The Trentham Estate. Buses and Taxis are readily available at both stations. You can also get to us on bus from Hanley Bus Station and Stafford Town Centre.

Please note that apart from the VIP gazebo, no seats are provided so please feel free to bring a foldable picnic chair or blanket to sit on, but please be aware, the audience may choose to stand throughout the event in any part of the arena. You cannot claim a spot with blankets and chairs and leave it unattended. Seating is in the open air on variable ground conditions so please ensure you bring appropriate provision for your needs.

Tents, gazebos, awnings, trollies, hammocks, tables, umbrellas* or canopies or any item which could obscure other visitor’s views are not permitted.

*please see separate FAQ with regards to umbrellas

Sorry – for the safety of both your dog and other visitors’, dogs are not allowed to the concert nights, with the exception of assistance dogs.

Smoking and vaping are not permitted inside the event arena, therefore we ask that you move away from the crowd to smoke in the designated smoking area out of respect for other audience members. Smoking and vaping are also strictly prohibited in the gazebos.

Yes, in addition to our existing toilet facilities by the Tearoom, there will be toilet trailers at the event to reduce queuing. Toilets are cleaned daily and will be treated throughout the event with anti-viral spray. There will also be additional hand washing/hand sanitising facilities.

The concerts are all held outdoors so please ensure you wear appropriate clothing but also feel free to embrace the grandeur of the events and turn out in your dapper best! Please bear in mind that it can get chilly later in the evenings so make sure you bring something warm to wrap up in.

A range of food and drink will be available at the concerts, including our pre-bookable Totally Delicious picnic hampers, these are bookable here. Please note, picnics can be booked up to 7 days in advance of your chosen concert date. You are also welcome to bring a picnic with you and your own drinks as long as they are within our allowance. Challenge 25 will be in operation so if you’re lucky enough to look under age 25, please ensure you bring proof of age ID with you.

Please note: the catering and bar units are card only and will not be accepting cash.

As these are family picnic concerts you are welcome to bring a moderate amount of alcohol with you, which we have defined as four cans of beer or cider, or 75cl of wine (in a bag or plastic bottle as no glass is permitted) or four cans of combined spirit and mixer per adult. Please do not bring any excess alcohol to the site as you will be asked to dispose of it before entering or will be refused admission.

Please note that glass of any kind is not allowed, including bottles of wine and beer. If you are bringing a bottle of wine, please decant this into a plastic container. All drinks must be in plastic or cans and please use plastic to drink from as opposed to glass that can easily break.

For the safety of our staff and our visitors, there are certain other items which are not allowed in the arena. It is essential that you check the terms and conditions for the complete list of prohibited items – Trentham Gardens Event Ticket Terms and Conditions | Trentham Estate

The most common prohibited items to be aware of are:

• Gazebos and awnings
• Trollies
• Large umbrellas (small personal ones are permitted, please see separate FAQ above for more details on umbrellas)
• Tables or hammocks
• Glass of any kind including bottles and jars
• Knives – remember to pre-cut your picnic foods
• Barbeques, lanterns and candles
• Corkscrews/Bottle openers

We want you to have a good time but we also need to stay safe so please help us make this event a good one by supporting our policy on this.

Please be aware that bag checks will be made by security BEFORE you enter the event. No bottles, naked flames or knives will be permitted, and quantities of alcohol will be checked to ensure it is in line with our admission policy.

Trentham prohibits photography and use of video/recording equipment during performances, unless for private use. We therefore do not permit tripods, audio, visual and video equipment, and cameras with detachable lenses into the concerts. Please note, on the night of the event, artists may make specific requests limiting photography. The security team’s decision is final.

Absolutely! Trentham in partnership with Totally Delicious, can provide exclusive use of the Tearooms or Pods on concert nights for your group! Please email events@trentham.co.uk for more information.

They take place on the amphitheatre, near to the Tearooms. This is an entirely different area to our Trentham Live concerts.

We do have a Premier Inn located onsite. For other accommodations please contact the local tourist information website, Visit Stoke, for full details of local accommodation. The Trentham Estate does not allow camping on site or in the car park area.

When leaving the site, please consider our neighbours, leave quietly, please use the bins provided for all rubbish or take it home with you.