FAQ’s

Visitors can refer to the info below for answers to a series of frequently asked questions:

Questions regarding tickets:

Do I need to print out my ticket?

You can either print out your ticket, or show your advance tickets on your phones / tablets, for scanning on the gate.

If I have bought a ticket and can no longer attend the event, can I transfer it to someone else?

Yes you can - please email support@tikk.com to request ticket transfer

Will there be tickets available on the gate?

Yes, but the amount of tickets on the gate are subject to advance ticket sales and venue capacity - once the venue capacity is reached, a 1-in-1-out policy will be implemented, at which stage you will have to wait for a while before being allowed into the venue. To guarantee your place at the event, therefore, we recommend buying tickets in advance.

When will special offers for advance tickets end?

Advance tickets for the event will be on:

  • BUY ONE GET ONE FREE until the end of January
  • BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE until the end of February

Full price advance tickets will be available up until an hour before the event opens on each day.

Do kids need to buy tickets to enter?

Kids under 16 do not have to purchase tickets - they can enter the event for free as long as they are accompanied by adults. Please, however, bring your ID's for verification on the gate.

If I need to leave the venue temporarily, can I re-enter at a later time during opening hours?

Yes - make sure to get yourself a readmittance stamp at the Exit before leaving the venue.

 

Other useful info

Getting to the venue

The event is located at the Brighton Centre.

Address: Brighton Centre, King’s Road, Brighton BN1 2GR

Getting to Brighton from all over the world could not be easier! The Brighton Centre is located on the south coast of England, only 53 miles (85 kilometres) from London and sit in the heart of the city. View the venue on google maps!

Air

London Gatwick Airport has scheduled routes to over 170 cities world-wide. It is located approximately 28 miles (45 kilometers) from Brighton and can be reached  in half an hour by either road or rail (a railway station is located inside the airport terminal).

London Heathrow Airport has more international connections than any other airport in the world. It is 90 minutes drive from Brighton using the motorway, or just under two hours using underground train to London Victoria railway station, and then fast express train service to Brighton. Fast coach services also run from both airports to Brighton coach station; 5 minutes walk from the Brighton Centre.

Rail

Brighton is connected to all areas of Britain via the Inter-City rail network, and is only 52 minutes direct from London Victoria. The Gatwick Express departs London Victoria to Gatwick every 15 minutes and the fastest connection onto Brighton takes just 28 minutes. There are frequent rail services into Brighton and the railway station is centrally located; 10 minutes walk from the Brighton Centre.

Sea

European delegates wishing to bring their cars can use one of the many car ferries to Britain. Brighton is Britain’s closest conference venue to the Continent, being approximately 2 hours driving time from the ferry ports of Dover and Folkestone, and only 30 minutes from Newhaven.

Tunnel

European delegates now have the option of travelling on the Eurostar service to St Pancras International where there is a direct train service to Brighton. Cars can brought over by using the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone (channel crossing time only 35 minutes).

Public Transport

Buses and taxis are plentiful throughout the city, 24 hrs a day. Buses run from all over the city and neighbouring towns regularly to the city centre where the Brighton Centre is located.

Foot

There is no need for costly and complicated shuttle bus operations in Brighton due to the ‘walkability’ of the compact city.

Road

Major improvements to the M23/M25 link means that dual carriageways run continuously from the M25 London orbital motorway to within two miles of the heart of Brighton

Parking options

For small vehicles, there is an NCP Car Park right by the loading bay on Russell Road. For prices, see www.ncp.co.uk

For large vehicles, there are 3 Council run Pay & Display Car Parks around Brighton & Hove allowing you to park for an unlimited period:

  1. To the eastern end of Madeira Drive, Brighton (between Brighton Pier and the Marina)
  2. Kingsway, Hove (between the Peace Statue and Fourth Ave)
  3. King Alfred Leisure Centre, Kings Esplanade, Hove (entrance to the right of Texaco Petrol Station off Kingsway, Hove)

Charges are between 9am-6pm every day including Sundays and Bank Holidays. Tickets issued after 6pm start from 9am the following morning.

For other parking options in Brighton see link here:

https://www.yourparkingspace.co.uk/brighton-parking-spaces-and-garages-to-rent

or here: https://www.justpark.com/uk/parking/brighton/

Please note: Parking for exhibitors is NOT subsidised by the organisers.

Visitors with Disabilities

VegfestUK Brighton has in place a number of measures to ensure that visitors with disabilities are welcome:

  • Visitors with disabilities are welcome to purchase a concessions ticket and request a free ticket for a carer at support@tikk.com
  • Visitors with disabilities will be allowed to come to the front of the queue at other times.
  • Visitors with invisible illnesses are welcome to request priority entrance or assistance.
  • Accessible toilets are clearly marked on the maps on signage posters erected on the walls of the venue.
  • Priority entry is available for visitors with disabilities, mobility scooters, etc on both days.
  • In each talks room with rows of seating, seats will be made available for visitors with disabilities in the front row of the talks rooms, and spaces for wheelchairs/mobility scooters made available. Anyone who is hard of hearing, or has a disability, and requires front-row seating, should make themselves known to stewards manning the talks room in question, and priority seating will be arranged.
  • For some talks, there will be a British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter available, updates will be posted on this page before the event – further updates to follow…
  • Elevators are readily available at the venue for visitors with disabilities to go from one floor to another.

If you have any requests, concerns, or questions please email info@vegfest.co.uk in advance of the event, thanks

Hotels

There are a number of options for hotels near the venue. Click here to find out more.

Please note: hotel costs are NOT subsidised by the organisers.

Gender Neutral Toilets

VegfestUK Brighton welcomes visitors of all genders. Gender neutral toilets are located in the East and West Bars on the 1/F of the venue.

Cash Points

There are 2 cash points at the venue, one on the G/F and another on the 1/F, both in the East Wing - see floor plan here for exact locations.

There are also other cash points near the venue - see map here.

Vegan Policy (visitors)

Everyone is welcome to attend VegfestUK events as a visitor, regardless of their current dietary, lifestyle, political of philosophical status. VegfestUK events welcome people who are vegan, transitioning, curious or completely new to the whole concept. People who currently choose to use animal products will be very welcome to attend and will be pleasantly surprised by the array of vegan options available. Many people go vegan after visiting our events, which is awesome. We do ask that visitors to VegfestUK events do not wear or use or consume any animal products when visiting the show.

Cloakroom

There is a cloakroom located on the G/F, along the corridor to the Syndicate Wing.

Drinking Water

Drinking water is available from the water fountains located in the toilets in the West and East Bars on 1/F.