Extra guest ticket requests

Find out the options available if you have more than two guests coming to graduation

Graduation ceremony tickets are free of charge. Normally, if requested by the booking deadline you will receive up to two guest tickets.

Extra guest tickets, beyond two per graduand, are not likely to be available. If available, they will be given out in the order we receive the waiting list requests, please see Requesting extra guest tickets in advance of the ceremonies below for more information. On the day, un-used guest tickets from people who have not arrived are re-allocated through the returns queue.

Even if you don't get extra tickets there is still plenty for your guests to do on campus and the ceremonies are all screened live in various locations. 

Please note that neither graduand nor guest tickets are transferable and that only guests of graduands participating in the ceremony are able to attend.

Requesting extra guest tickets in advance of the ceremonies

It is possible to register your interest in receiving up to two additional guest tickets for the July 2018 ceremonies. To request extra guest tickets please complete the form below

Join the waiting list for extra guest tickets

Add your name to the waiting list for extra guest tickets

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  • After you submit this form, we will add you to the extra guest ticket waiting list. If extra guest tickets become available, they will be allocated in the order we have received these requests. We will email you if any extra guest tickets become available between now and five weeks before the ceremonies.


Extra guest tickets will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis, in the order we receive requests, as and when any additional tickets become available. This could be at any time between now and the ceremonies. 

Please note that extra guest tickets are not guaranteed. We will email you if extra guest tickets are added to your ticket reservation.

Requesting extra tickets on the day of the ceremony
The Returns Queue

On the day, last minute returned tickets and uncollected tickets will be given out to those in the return ticket queue located in the corridor behind the Student Services Centre.

The return ticket queue will open two hours before the ceremony is due to begin.

At 15 minutes before the ceremony is due to begin, any available tickets will be given out to those in the return ticket queue. Extra guests should then make their way to the Peacock Theatre. Each person in the queue can collect up to two tickets subject to availability. 

The tickets given out to the returns queue are tickets for people that have not arrived for their ceremony. As such we cannot make any predictions as to their availabilty.

Because tickets have to be given out so close to the start of the ceremony it is important that the guest needing the ticket waits in the queue, not the graduand or guest who already have tickets. Guests in the queue do not need to have any ID to collect tickets. 

If you have any questions on the day, please ask at the ticket collection desk.

Live Screenings on Campus

Although guests without tickets will, unfortunately, be unable to gain entry to the ceremony or to the post-ceremony reception, they are still very welcome to join us on the day.

They can enjoy the celebratory ceremony atmosphere on campus and watch a live screening of your ceremony. 

Tickets for children

All children aged over 24 months must have their own seat if attending the ceremony.

Children that are under 24 months and do not have a ticket will be expected to sit on the knee of their carer. 

All children must accompanied by an adult guest. They cannot sit next to the graduand. 

Special seating arrangements

Please log any special seating requirements (e.g. for visual impairments or mobility issues) on the booking form. 

Alternatively, you can email ceremonies@lse.ac.uk

We can usually accommodate specific arrangements provided that we receive sufficient notice.

We are not usually able to accommodate requests made at the last minute because seats have already been allocated at this stage.


If you wish to change or cancel your booking, please email ceremonies@lse.ac.uk as soon as possible, so that your tickets can be re-allocated to those on the waiting list. 



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