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:


  • 29 June – 1 September 2013
  • 12 – 27 October 2013
  • 21 December 2013 – 5 January 2014
  • 8 February - 16 February 2014
  • 5 April - 20 April 2014
  • 28 June - 3 August 2014
  • 23 August - 21 September 2014
  • 11 - 26 October 2014
  • 20 December 2014 - 4 January 2015

(All dates are inclusive)


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
  • Shopcafé 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