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)
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.
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.