BBC Radio 2 Comedy Awards 2012
Showing Monday 12 November 2012
to Monday 12 November 2012
The BBC New Comedy Award 2012 is searching the country to find comedy stars of the future to join the likes of previous finalists Alan Carr, Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Sarah Millican, Marcus Brigstocke, Russell Howard and Rhod Gilbert.
800 acts entered. 80 acts are currently competing in eight regional heats held across the country, twelve will be selected to go through to the Semi-Finals where six acts will be chosen to go through to our Grand Final, this year held at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool broadcast live on Radio 2 and BBC Red Button on Monday 12 November.
Our six finalists will go head to head for the chance to be crowned winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2012, with a prize of £1,000 and a commission with BBC Radio Comedy.
The dazzlingly charming Irish funnyman Patrick Kielty is our host for the evening, with a panel of esteemed comedy judges - including the nations favourite Stephen K Amos - to cast judgement before they hand over to the public who will cast the final vote.
The show will be broadcast live from 8pm - 9pm, with a results show where we announce our winner live to the public later in the evening from 10pm - 10.30pm.
Come and join us as we broadcast live to the nation, for an exciting night with the best up and coming talent from around the UK. During the break between the two live broadcasts we’ll have even more acts lined up for you from the cream of the UK comedy circuit!
Show starts at 7.45pm, there will be no admittance to the auditorium after this time due to filming.
All Seats £9.00
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a) It is your responsibility to check your tickets; mistakes or errors cannot always be rectified.
b) Every member of the audience must be in possession of a valid ticket.
c) Late Arrivals:
Please be advised to check and make allowances for any events likely to delay your arrival at the theatre in time for the start of the show (e.g. traffic during the Illuminations). Every effort will be made to admit latecomers at a suitable point in the show, but admission cannot always be guaranteed prior to the first interval for health and safety reasons.
d) Payment Options:
Payment can be made by cash, cheque, debit card and credit card.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Blackpool Grand Theatre’.
We accept all major credit and debit cards.
e) Booking Fees:
In line with new legislation our £1.50 booking fee is now INCLUDED in all stated ticket prices.
The Theatre is a charitable trust. Although the Grand has been able to attract large musical productions over the years for the community, the theatre retains a very small proportion of the income generated by box office sales. The theatre relies upon income generated through the booking fee, ancillary sales and sponsorship.
f) Ticket Delivery Options:
Postage - £1.00
Concessions, where available, apply to Seniors aged 60 and above, people with a Registered Disability, Unwaged, Equity, BECTO & MU Members, Students, Under 18s. Relevant ID may be required when requesting concessions. Only one concession is available per ticket, and may not be used in conjunction with other offers, discounts or promotions. No retrospective concessions are available.
h) Under 16s
Persons under 16 must be accompanied by at least one adult to any performance.
i) Babes in arms:
Accompanied babies and children under 2 will be admitted free of charge to children’s shows and pantomime only if they share a seat with you. Each babe in arms must be issued with a complimentary admission ticket from the Box Office. 'Babes in Arms' tickets are limited to the back rows of the Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle Please note that baby changing facilities are located in the Stalls disabled and female toilets.
j) Exchanges & Resales:
The exchange of tickets to a different performance of the same show is subject to a charge of £1.50 per ticket. If you are unable to attend a performance for which you have booked, the Box Office will try to re-sell your tickets, although the selling of any unsold seats will take priority. There is a service charge of £1.00 for each ticket re-sold. Exchanges are free of charge to Friends of The Grand (24 hours prior notice required). Refunds will not be made on tickets. Fees can be charged at any time.
k) Special Requirements:
Any patron who requires a wheelchair space is required to advise the Theatre at the time of booking as there is a finite number of wheelchair spaces in both the main auditorium and the Studio, which cannot be exceeded in accordance with the Theatre's Health & Safety Policy.
Any other special requirements, such as extra wide or long wheelchair space, headset, stair lift, must be advised at the time of booking as such requests may not be able to be implemented retrospectively.
Please be aware that this Grade II listed Victorian building does not have a lift between floors. There are stairs to each level and there are approximately 20 steps to the Dress Circle, 40 steps to the Upper Circle, and 55 steps to the Gallery from the ground level.
Special Effects – If you are concerned about inclusion of any special effects during a performance, please ask at the time of booking, although the inclusion of these may not be notified to the theatre until the actual performance dates. Please check the foyer notice for more information when you visit the theatre.
l) Boxes in the Dress Circle are licensed to accommodate up to 4 people.
m) Certain seating areas may give a restricted view, please enquire at the time of booking.
n) The management reserves the right to refuse admission.
o) No responsibility may be accepted for personal property. Please keep your belongings with you at all times. Please be aware that extra security measures (e.g. searches) may be implemented.
p) Photography or recording inside the auditorium by members of the audience is not permitted. The Theatre reserves the right for themselves or third parties to carry out general filming and recording in and around the Theatre.
q) From time to time, official show merchandise may be available. The Theatre cannot accept any responsibility for the sale of such merchandise.
r) Tickets are sold subject to the Theatre AND/OR Producer's right to alter the performance schedule or cast should circumstances beyond our control make this unavoidable, without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
s) In the event of a change or cancellation to the performance schedule, ticket holders will be notified via the contact details left by the purchaser with the Theatre. The Theatre is not liable for any changes or inaccuracies in these details which may prevent the ticket holder being contacted. In the case of a group booking, the organiser who purchased the tickets is deemed responsible for communicating any changes to the group.
t) The ticket holder is entitled to a seat of the value corresponding to that shown on the ticket and the Theatre reserves the right to provide alternative seating to those specified on the ticket. Where seating of a lesser value only is available, the ticket holder will be compensated to a maximum of the difference in value between the cost of the seats. The ticket holder may be re-seated in higher priced seating at no additional cost at the discretion of the Theatre Management.
u) In the interests of health and safety the Theatre reserves the right to restrict public access to parts of the theatre.
v) In the event of a cancellation of a performance or event, the Theatre shall have no further liability other than the face value of the ticket.
w) Every effort is made to ensure that the information on the website, in the brochure, and all other publicity materials and adverts is correct, however we advise prospective patrons to contact the Box Office to confirm show information and availability prior to making a special trip to the Theatre.
x) Park & Show Tickets – Discounted tickets for West Street Car Park may be purchased in advance from the Theatre Box Office or Online. We recommend purchase of these tickets at the time of booking theatre tickets as the availability is limited. These discounted tickets are not available for the Car Park ticket machines. Blackpool Council terms and conditions as regards West Street Car Park apply to all users.
y) Competitions: Prizes offered by the Theatre or any of its supporters and suppliers for competitions run on its website or via the media have no cash value. If prizes offered are tickets for a particular performance or production we are unable to exchange these for a different performance or production. The Theatre is unable to provide a refund if you have purchased tickets for a performance or production and then later win a competition for tickets for the same performance or production.
z) Offers and discounts: Occasionally the producer of a show with the Theatre will offer discounts and special offers through Theatre mailings, e-flyers, e-newsletters and texting services. These offers and discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and have no cash value. If you have purchased tickets at full price and receive an offer via mailings, e-flyers etc, the Theatre is unable to give refunds retrospectively.
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