Have I Got News For You
Have I Got News For You is a top-rating topical comedy quiz show based on the news of the week. As well as kicking around the latest news, Paul Merton and Ian Hislop have had to contend with a string of different guest-hosts every week.
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Our booking system is via this ticket website and we do not take telephone bookings, however we can be contacted on the box office number for any questions or queries relating to the recordings.
When will I know if my application has been successful?
Due to the popularity of Hat Trick shows and the huge volume of people applying it can take a while to process all ticket applications. We do aim to let you know within a week but this can sometimes take longer. If you are travelling from a distance, we advise you not to book any travel or accommodation unless you have heard that your application has been accepted.
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If your application is successful we will email you an e-ticket with all the information for the show at least 7 days before the recording.
Where are the studios?
Shows are recorded at various studios, mainly in the London area. You can check which studio the show is on at the time of applying for tickets. If your application for tickets is successful you will receive an e-ticket and the studio details will be included, giving directions and a map to the venue.
What about disabled access?
All studios have access for wheelchair users. However in order to make the necessary preparations we need to know of any access requirements at least 5 days before the recording. If possible we do ask that you note down any disability, access or special seating requirements (which include: elderly, pregnant, severe illness, etc) at the time of requesting tickets.
What is the age limit to attend a recording?
Generally Hat Trick recordings are suitable for people aged 15 and above. However this can vary so you will find confirmation of the age limit for each show on the website. A reminder of the age limit is also on your e-ticket.
What time should I arrive at the studios?
Your e-ticket will state times at which doors open and close. However we do over-issue tickets to guarantee a full audience, so entry on the night is on a first come first served basis. We therefore recommend that you arrive at least half an hour before the doors open time, although at popular shows it may be necessary to arrive even earlier.
What happens if I arrive in good time with my e-ticket and don't get a seat for the show?
We appreciate how disappointing it is not to be seated after queuing. Because tickets are free a number of people never use their tickets so we have to over allocate to ensure a full audience. If we cannot fit you in to the studio the Audience Coordinator will give you instructions on how to apply for priority tickets for another recording. These priority tickets will give you guaranteed entry providing you arrive before the stated time on your tickets.
If I can't use the tickets can I pass them on or sell them?
Hat Trick audience tickets are free, therefore we operate a strict no selling on policy. If you are found to be selling your tickets on sites such as eBay you will be removed from our database and blacklisted from registering for any future recordings. If you can no longer use your tickets but wish to pass them on to a friend or family member you need to notify the Hat Trick Box Office.
I am not a UK resident can I still apply for tickets?
Unfortunately we only issue tickets to UK residents. This is due to the tickets being free with no guaranteed entry, and with the unpredictability of studio recordings changing days/times at very short notice we therefore do not recommend that people commit to travel arrangements from overseas for a recording which may be subject to last minute changes.
What if I cannot find the answer to my question?
If we haven’t answered your question then please get in touch and an Audience Coordinator will respond to your query, or else please call the Box Office on 0207 184 7789.