If you haven't been to the theatre before, arrival on the day can be a bit daunting if you don't know where to go.

HMT Doors and Access


All students must register in the upper bar, which is through the glass foyer doors.

This is a one way system, so from registration, you are ushered straight to your seats in the stalls, so parents and guests should not wait for your return in the foyer. 

Students will be sitting in the front half of the stalls. 


HMT Seating Areas

Have a look at the seating plan - it would be helpful if you have some idea where you would like to sit in advance.

HMT Seating Plan (PDF 222KB) 

All seats are on a first come first serve basis and there are two different types of guest tickets.

Main Auditorium guest tickets enable you to sit where ever you would like in the theatre within:

  • Rear half of the stalls
  • Dress Circle
  • Upper Circle

Yellow balcony guest tickets allow you to sit anywhere in the balcony only. Please note the balcony is only suitable for children over 12 years old and able-bodied guests, as there are no lifts serving the balcony.

Please use the appropriate entrance for your preferred seat location.

Doors open an hour before the ceremony starts, so please arrive early if you want to get a great seat to watch the ceremony.