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Some of our Frequently Asked Questions.

Historic Spaces

We are really lucky to be coming together for this joyous event in one of the most historic and special venues in Newcastle. Please respect it as such.

Headphones

Headphones will be given to you on arrival for use during the event. 

If you do not have a set to handback at the end of the event, or return a damaged set,  you will be charged £25.

(The headsets are robust and will take a lot to break….please don’t try!)

Music and Lighting

All headsets have individual volume controls for your comfort and safety.

Strobe lighting will not be used during the event.

Card/Cash

You can pay for everything by card or cash. ​

Tickets

Please have your tickets printed (or downloaded to your phone) and ready to present at the door.

Alcohol/drugs vaping/smoking 

Only drinks bought at the event are to be consumed. (Drinking water available from the bar)

Drugs are STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

We understand you may wish to vape or smoke at the event and so a smoking area will be available. Please be mindful of others’ space when smoking/vaping. (Smoking is prohibited in the Cathedral)

Bag Checks

Our security team will be performing bag checks on entrance.

Seating

As a dance event, there is no seating provided as standard. Please inform a member of staff if a seat is required.

Entrance requirements

Unaccompanied Children, or Unaccompanied Adults, will not be admitted to the Family Session. A maximum of THREE children to ONE adult.

As per our Terms and Conditions, the evening events are strictly over 18’s.

Anyone who is deemed to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will be denied entry.

Accessibility

Due to essential building works the step-free access route is available via the East entrance. Please speak to Event Staff if you require use of this route. They will be pleased to assist.


We want everyone to be able to have fun at our events so we will do everything we can to make them accessible. Please get in touch with us to discuss your specific needs.

Toilets

Portaloos will be provided. Accessible toilets are available in the venue.

First aid

We are not expecting any particular risks to our Silent Disco Dancers however we understand that accidents can happen. For this reason, we have a dedicated First Aid team on hand throughout the event.

Flooring

Please be aware that the Cathedral is a historic building and therefore has uneven floor surfaces, so appropriate footwear is advised at the event.

Safer spaces 

Awesome Silent Discos are joyous, welcoming events where everyone should be given a safe space to enjoy themselves. If you are troubled by unwanted attention or someone else’s behaviour please speak to a member of the bar staff or security team. If you feel unsafe and unable to say so openly just ask for Angela and we’ll find a place for you to talk/arrange a route for you.

COVID

To keep everyone safe we kindly request that you do not attend if displaying symptoms of covid.

FOOD

We have a great range of soft and alcoholic drinks available but will not be offering any food at the event. There are some great places to eat around the Cathedral. We can recommend the Cathedral Cafe for after the Family Session

Cloakroom

A cloakroom will be available. We are unable to store large bags.

Coats, bags and belongings are left in the cloakroom at your own risk.

Transport

We’ve left the travel information to the experts:

https://newcastlecathedral.org.uk/visit/getting-to-us/

Animals

No Liability

Litter

Animals, other than service dogs, are strictly prohibited.

Awesome Silent Discos are unable to accept responsibility for loss or damage to any event-goers person or property.

We are very proud to be able to hold Awesome Silent Discos in some of the most beautiful places you could wish for. Please help us keep them beautiful by not littering.

Bins will be provided. Be reet canny and use them.

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