Terms and Conditions 2022
- Tickets are priced at £29 each.
- There are no concessionary prices relating to age (see section 3 re children).
- The ticket price includes return boat fare from Poole Quay to Brownsea Island only via Brownsea Island Ferries Ltd (yellow boats) and only at the times specified on the tickets.
- With a valid ticket there is no landing fee to pay upon arrival at Brownsea Island.
- Tickets can be purchased online from March 1 2022.
- Cheque orders can be sent in the post (to BOAT only) prior to then but those orders will not be processed until March 1 2022
Subject to availability tickets may be purchased: -
Online at www.brownsea-theatre.co.uk
- Online sales are managed by BH Live. Credit/debit cards may be used for payment. All payment details are confidential between the customer and BH Live. BOAT will not have access to any payment details. BOAT will be supplied with the purchasing patron’s name, seat details and necessary contact details only.
- Patrons will be able to select online the seats they wish to sit in, subject to availability
- All online and phone sales incur a flat £3.00 transaction fee (irrespective of how many tickets are involved in that sale) which includes the cost of packaging and postage for the tickets. There are no extra costs to pay.
- If tickets are ordered less than seven days in advance of a performance the tickets will not be posted. The patron will need to collect these tickets on the performance evening at Poole Quay. All charges as above will still be taken in such an event.
- For any questions following any online booking made, patrons need to contact BH Live (https://www.bhlivetickets.co.uk/contact-us)
- Tickets, subject to availability, can be booked online or by phone up until 7:30pm on the day before the scheduled performance date. Anyone wishing for tickets after that time will need to contact the BOAT Box Office telephone answer service (07845 782924)
- Should any scheduled performance be cancelled any available tickets for the contingency performance (that will take place instead) will NOT be available online. Patrons would need to telephone the BOAT Box Office (07845 782924)
Via post (by cheque)
- All ticket orders by cheque will be managed directly by BOAT and should be sent to BOAT, PO Box 338, Poole, BH17 7ZT
- Cheques should be made payable to ‘Brownsea Open Air Theatre’ or ‘BOAT’
- Patrons are requested to enclose a self-addressed envelope and correct postage with each order. Alternatively, patrons will be requested to add £1 handling/postage charge per order
- Specific seats can be requested in a postal sale but BOAT will only be able to allocate the closest available at the time the booking is processed
In person in advance, at Bournemouth Pavilion Ticket Office.
- These can only be purchased during ticket office opening hours (see https://www.bhlivetickets.co.uk/ways-to-book for details)
- Payment can be made by Credit/Debit Card
- For any questions relating to in person bookings patrons need to contact BH Live (https://www.bhlivetickets.co.uk/contact-us)
- Tickets, subject to availability, can be booked in person up until the close of the ticket office on the day before the scheduled performance date. Anyone wishing for tickets after that time will need to contact BOAT Box Office telephone answer service (07845 782924)
- Should any scheduled performance be cancelled any available tickets for the contingency performance (that will take place instead) will NOT be available at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre. Patrons would need to telephone the BOAT Box Office (07845 782924)
In person on performance days (by cash only), on Poole Quay
- These can only be purchased on Poole Quay (where the boats go the Island) between 5:00pm and 6:30pm on performance nights. Patrons are advised to check availability in advance on the BOAT website or telephone answer service
- Warning: Performances may sell out in advance. Tickets on performance nights may sometimes only be available if unwanted tickets are returned.
The following restrictions apply and are the responsibility of the purchaser to note (for all his/her party)
- BOAT productions are not recommended for children under 10. Due to insurance restrictions CHILDREN UNDER 6 CANNOT be accommodated.Anyone inadvertently purchasing ticket(s) for any child(ren) under 6 should contact BOAT as soon as possible for refund (see terms in section 6). Refunds will NOT be given for any tickets returned on the day of performance for such a circumstance but only by pre-arrangement or in the circumstances if re-sold as specified in section 6.
- People with Limited Mobility need to be aware of the following policy specified by Brownsea Island Ferries Ltd before ordering tickets:-
“We welcome disabled customers on board our vessels, but for safe access a small degree of mobility is needed by everyone. Due to the jetty and vessel design, adults who use wheelchairs must be able to walk (assisted if necessary) just a few steps for access at boarding gates, as crews are not permitted to lift occupied wheelchairs. Each wheelchair must be accompanied by an attendant to assist a disabled person in the event of an emergency on board. In all cases the number of wheelchairs that may be carried is at the absolute discretion of the vessel’s Master.”
Anyone needing clarification of this should contact Brownsea Island Ferries Ltd.
- BOAT provide transport at the quay on Brownsea Island for any patron who has difficulty making their own way to Church Field where the performances take place. This does not have to be pre-booked, but patrons are advised to let BOAT know when ordering tickets of any needs to sit in the auditorium in a wheelchair or other difficulties which mean they would need to be allocated in an appropriate seating area.
Usage of Tickets
Any ticket issued can ONLY be used for :-
(i) the scheduled date specified on the ticket OR
(ii) the contingency date specified on the ticket and then ONLY in the event that the scheduled performance is cancelled and replaced by a performance on the specified contingency date
Patrons may use tickets to travel to Brownsea Island on the date of performance ONLY from Poole Quay on Brownsea Island Ferries ONLY at the scheduled times as publicised on the tickets (between 5:00pm and 6:40pm). Anyone wishing to go to Brownsea Island earlier in the day on Brownsea Island Ferries or with any other boat service/company would be subjected to paying a return boat fare, but should remain aware that the return boats after the performance will ONLY return to Poole Quay. Note also that an early arrival on the Island may also mean having to pay a landing fee to the National Trust.
Cancellation of Scheduled Performances
(i) Due to performances being held in the open air and on an island, BOAT has traditionally allowed for a contingency performance should the scheduled performance be cancelled. A performance may be cancelled for a number of reasons, eg adverse weather at the time, sea conditions, the auditorium and/or acting area causing Health and Safety concerns following bad weather. Hence BOAT performances are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with days between set aside for contingency purposes. However, BOAT will not cancel any scheduled performance at the first sign of rain and/or because the weather on the contingency date is forecast to be better, although BOAT will and does always monitor responsibly all forecasts for weather and sea conditions. Patrons should also be aware that the weather on the Island frequently differs from that on the mainland and that even on a hot day the evening can become cold. Patrons should take responsibility to cater for this by bringing appropriate waterproofs and warm clothing.
(ii) BOAT will always aim to perform on the scheduled date if possible. It is very much in the interests of the Company, as well as patrons, that the show goes on. After months of preparation and rehearsals, BOAT will always want to give patrons the best that can be offered. A condition on the purchasing of tickets for any BOAT production is that BOAT Management will take responsibility for deciding whether a performance goes ahead and that decision is final.
(iii) BOAT monitors weather forecasts throughout the day and up-to-date information will be available online and on the mobile telephone service that BOAT provide on performance dates.
(iv) BOAT may call off a scheduled performance at any time before the scheduled start time of 7:30pm. Anyone on the Island at the time a performance is called off will be transported back to Poole Quay and tickets will be valid for the contingency performance the following evening.
(v) Once a performance begins, BOAT is obliged to continue and perform the whole play unless, in a very rare circumstance, it becomes unsafe to do so. In wet conditions, when BOAT considers it right to do so, the performance may actually continue in blacks or waterproofs rather than costume. Once a performance starts, there will be NO contingency performance the following evening.
(vi) It is important for patrons to be aware of and note the contingency dates for performances in the event that any scheduled performance is cancelled. A condition of sale is that it is each ticket holder’s responsibility to be available for the contingency date and there are no refunds if the scheduled performance is cancelled and the ticket holder is unable to attend the contingency date.
(vii) There can be no refunds if unable to attend either performance except in the circumstances laid out in section 6.
Refunds and Exchanges
(i) Tickets will only be considered for refund if returned and received at least fourteen days before the scheduled date of performance on the tickets. However if more than FOUR tickets should be returned by one customer, refunds will only be issued IF some or all are subsequently re-sold
(ii) Tickets returned and received less than fourteen days before the scheduled date of performance will only be considered for refund IF subsequently re-sold.
(iii) Tickets can be exchanged for a different performance if returned and received at least seven days before the scheduled date of the performance on the returned ticket OR at any time if the date it is being exchanged for is earlier than that of the returned ticket. All subject to availability.
(iv) Tickets being returned up until 7:30pm on the day prior to the scheduled performance for refund or exchange (subject to points i ,ii & iii above) must be returned to the source of the sale ie ..
- if they were purchased via BH Live they would need to be returned to BH Live. Refunds will be paid using the original payment method.
- if they were purchased by post they would need to be returned to the BOAT Box Office (by post only). Refunds will be by cheque
(v) Tickets that are returned on Poole Quay on the date of performance will only be refunded if they are able to be re-sold.
(vi) Refunds of tickets purchased though BH Live will be deducted £1.50 admin fee per ticket, and the £3.00 transaction fee will not be refundable. Refund of tickets returned by post to BOAT may be subjected to a handling/postage charge of £1 if a self-addressed envelope with the correct postage is not sent with the returned ticket(s).
(vii) Refunds will be payable ONLY to the person who originally ordered, unless agreed by all parties in writing.
(viii) Refunds for tickets on performance nights will be made in cash on the night OR by post, by cheque, to the person who originally ordered. In the latter case this may be subjected to a handling/postage charge of £1.
(ix) There are no refunds as the result of cancellation of the original scheduled date as the ticket holder is responsible for being available for the contingency date.
(x) There are no refunds for the abandonment of any performance once it has started.
(xi) Refunds can NOT be claimed for those who miss the last boat in any circumstances. It is recommended to park at the nearby multi-storey car park (postcode BH15 1SB) by 6:30pm at the very latest.
Covid 19 Measures
- Patrons are requested to adhere by any rules relating to covid protocols as laid down by the ferry operators whilst on the ferries, and the National Trust whilst on the island.
- Hand sanitisers will be provided at auditorium entry points
- Use of the toilets and other facilities around the Island (such as picnic benches) will be subject to National Trust rules.