Tickets for Parliament Debates

Visitors can attend Parliament debates by taking a seat in the public gallery of the Debating Chamber. Visitors require a ticket for a seat and these are free of charge.

Please check the recess dates before arranging your visit. Parliament is not in session during the recess dates.

Recess Dates as agreed by the Parliament are as follows:

  • 19 December 2015 ­– 4 January 2016
  •  13 February - 21 February 2016

(All dates are inclusive)

Dissolution

The current five-year session of Parliament will end at midnight on Wednesday 23 March 2016 and dissolution will begin immediately thereafter on Thursday 24 March 2016, with the election taking place on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Seats in the public gallery of the Debating Chamber

Public Tickets

When Parliament is in session it normally sits on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It is possible to turn up and enquire if tickets are available, but to avoid disappointment it is advisable to request tickets in advance of a visit.

Visit Parliament

  • No booking is necessary to visit the building, however you should adhere to the Parliament's Code of Conduct
  • Open Monday to Saturday
  • Free entry
  • Visit all the public areas without a guided tour
  • Visit the public gallery of the Debating Chamber
  • Shop, café and exhibition
  • Guided tour booking not necessary to visit the public areas. If you do wish to join a guided tour it is advisable to book in advance. The guided tour pages have further information.
  • To book tickets for Parliamentary business, there is further information on the Parliament Debates and Committee Meetings pages

 

Agenda of what is being debated in parliament