From buying e-tickets online to finding lost property. Take a look at our frequently asked questions...
How do I report lost property?
Please phone us on 029 2063 6464 and let us know what you've lost and where. We'll get back to you with any information we have.
How do I use e-tickets?
When booking a show for our Donald Gordon Theatre performances, you can choose to receive e-tickets which are emailed to you after you've placed your order.
Upon arrival; skip the Box Office collection queue by simply showing your e-tickets on your mobile device to our ushers before taking your seat.
Is there a cloakroom?
Yes, our complimentary cloakroom is located on the ticket desk however we do ask for £2 contribution. This is open before and after every show. We conduct random bag searches once the theatre is open and if any bags are found to be too large, we'll ask you to put them in the cloakroom.
Is there a dress code when attending a show?
No, there is no dress code. We welcome everyone through our doors and want our audiences to feel comfortable. There are however times when a performance does require a certain dress code but we'll communicate this to you in advance.
When should I arrive for a performance?
Try to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the performance to allow time to buy a programme and maybe pre-order interval drinks. Try to collect your tickets from the ticket office as soon as possible to avoid a queue. The theatre doors usually open 20 – 30 minutes before a show starts, and you’ll be notified by an announcement when they do.
What should I do if I’m late?
We understand that arriving late is sometimes unavoidable. Upon arrival please make yourself known to a member of staff who will advise you when to enter the theatre.
Each show has specific latecomer points when we try to get latecomers seated during the applause points. Please be aware though that some shows do not allow latecomers. If this happens you will be directed to one of the bars where you can watch a live stream of the performance.
If we can get you into the theatre during a late comer point, please be aware that the theatre is in total darkness and an usher will escort you to your seat by torchlight.
Can I take photographs and video footage?
No, the Centre’s policy states that unless we announce otherwise, photography and filming is not permitted in the theatre once a show has started out of respect to the performers. We do however encourage all customers to have pre-show theatre selfie; tag us @theCentre or @yGanolfan. We're on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
If you want to take professional photography or film for any reason then you must seek prior permission from our press office.
Where can I buy a programme or show merchandise?
Programmes and any show merchandise available will be available on the ground floor as you enter the building and sellers are also based on each bar pre-show with programmes. Programmes for most shows can also be purchased in advance; just add this to your order basket.
Where are the toilets situated?
From the ground floor up to Level 2 there are male and female toilets on each side of the building.
Our toilets can become busy before a show and during the intervals but toilets on other levels may well be quieter so it’s worth checking.
There are also accessible toilets on every level and on every side of the building.
What facilities and services do you provide for families?
We have baby changing facilities in the ladies’ toilets and accessible toilets on the ground floor. We also have a limited amount of booster cushions for you to use, free of charge, from the cloakroom but we don’t always have enough for some family shows, so you might like to bring your own.
Children’s buggies can be kept at the cloakroom and we often put on a special buggy park area for shows aimed specifically at children. We also provide baby bottle warming facilities at Caffi which is located on the ground floor.
How should I behave during the performance?
We want everyone to be able to enjoy the performance so please respect those around you inside the theatre. How an audience is expected to act also depends on what you are seeing.
Talking, singing, humming and clapping can be distracting for other people if done at an inappropriate moment. Clapping should generally be saved for between acts or sets. Some musicals have encore pieces, and this is the time when people can clap and sing along as the actual performance has finished.
During the show, coming and going to and from your seats should be avoided unless it’s in an emergency. Our ushers will be able to help you with any questions or issues that you may have.
Can I eat in the theatre?
While we do allow some food items and soft drinks into the theatre, eating during the show may disturb others so we ask you do this before or after a show.