Thousands of people visit the BBC every year to sit in a studio audience and see how their favourite shows are made. Tickets to be in a BBC studio audience are always free, although for more popular shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and Top Gear there is a huge waiting list so tickets are allocated by a random draw.
BBC Outreach has worked with various production teams to make a small number of tickets available for registered UK charities. Charities drawn in the BBC Outreach charity tickets ballot will be offered a pair of tickets to some of our most popular recordings. All applications must be submitted by an employee (full time or part time) who is in a position to represent the charity in the ballot. However, the tickets can only be offered to reward service users or volunteers. We made the first draw in August last year, and another in January this year. The next draw will take place in the summer and every six months after that. We'll contact successful applicants with all relevant details to let them know of the tickets they can offer to a service user or volunteer.
With shows like Strictly Come Dancing, A Question of Sport, Later with Jools Holland and many more involved, this is an exciting opportunity for charities to help us celebrate the best of BBC programmes. Click here for the full list of participating shows.
Please read the terms and conditions before completing the application form.
How It Works
- Representatives of a charity may join the ballot at any point during the year by completing our online registration form. We require several details to process application forms. These include: charity registration number, preferred location of recording, email address, special access requirements, preferred programme type, audience target age.
- Please see the list of participating shows for details on location, age restrictions for attendees and type of show. While we will try to match your preference, it cannot be guaranteed.
- All charity employees wishing to register to take part in the ballot are required to agree to a set of terms and conditions.
- Any registered UK charity may be represented once in the ballot each year. Charity employees from local or regional offices should seek authorisation from the head office before registering.
- Folllowing your request to enter the ballot, you'll receive an email asking you to verify the request and the email address you have provided. By clicking on the link in the email, you're telling us that the email address we have is correct amd you'll be taken to a website to confirm that you have successfully joined the ballot. Please note that the only detail we chack at this stage is your contact email address, so please take care to make sure that any other details provided are correct.
- Following the first draw in August 2012, a second one will be drawn in December. Thereafter subsequent draws will occur every June and December. Charities who are offered tickets following the first draw in a year will not be eligible to enter the second draw.
- Charities drawn in the ballot will be notified by email. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.
- Successful charities will receive tickets to a show in their preferred programme type and location, subject to availability. Priority will be decided by the order in which charities are drawn.
- BBC Outreach will not enter into individual correspondence and the published results of the ballot are final.
- Charities must agree to ensure that those attending the show are users or volunteers and not charity employees or trustees.