On the Night


All tickets are for unreserved seating in wooden pews. You will always get a seat; there is no standing.

Occasionally ticket agencies may allocate imaginary seat numbers or issue standing tickets. This is a mistake on their part; it is always unreserved seating.

Because seating is unreserved it is best to arrive early, particularly if you want to sit near the front. Most people pop their coats down on a pew and then head up to the bar.

We would ask that you kindly respect any coats, bags, cushions etc. marking seats, however all items are left at your own risk and we cannot take responsibility for any items that go missing.

If you are disabled and have specific seating requirements please see the access guide for more information. You can also contact us events@sparc.church | 01684 525003 (Mon-Sat, 9.00am – 5.00pm).


As seating is unreserved there is often a bit of a queue once the doors open. There is just one queue for all types of tickets and it’s impossible to predict how long the queue may be. We recommend arriving early but you will always get a seat.

If you are unable to stand for long periods due to a disability, please have a look at our Access Guide.

Latecomers / Re-Entry

Generally speaking we have no strict latecomer policy and you are welcome to come and go as you please.  Occasionally though, an artist will request otherwise – particularly if it is a classical performance.

Please double-check when you arrive or contact us if you are unsure: events@sparc.church | 01684 525003 (Mon-Sat, 9.00am – 5.00pm).

Age Restriction

Age restriction for entry to the venue varies for each event. Please check the event listing details for the event you are attending.

Our general rule of thumb is that Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. If this is not the case it will be stated on our website. Most comedy events are over 16s only.

Children aged three and over are very welcome unless otherwise stated, but will require a ticket.

Babes in arms – children under the age of three, who will not be taking up a seat, do not require a ticket. However, we do ask that you are considerate of other audience members and leave the building if your children become upset and might disrupt the performance.

If in doubt about whether you need to buy a ticket for your child, please contact us in advance: events@sparc.church | 01684 525003 (Mon-Sat, 9.00am – 5.00pm).

Photography & Filming Policy

The photography policy varies according to the wishes of the artist. An artist may request that there is no photography or filming, in which case we ask the audience to respect this.

Where there are no specific instructions from the artist, photography on phones or small compact cameras is allowed for personal use only – and only without flash.  We also ask you to respect other audience members when taking pictures or filming, as this can be distracting for those around you.

Larger cameras, for instance SLRs or those with detachable lenses, can only be used people with photo passes. Photo passes are generally issued by the event promoters to accredited press photographers.

Likewise, filming with professional standard equipment is not permitted without an appropriate pass.

Photography or filming for commercial purposes in St Peter’s is not permitted without prior permission and appropriate passes. For all inquiries please contact us in advance: events@sparc.church | 01684 525003 (Mon-Sat, 9am – 5.00pm)


Our main stage lighting is LED and is in use at all concerts. Occasionally, tea lights (small candles) and pillar candles may also be used around the pulpit and window ledges.

Lighting levels in the church are generally low and visitors can find it quite dark.

Occasionally strobe or strobe like effects may be used. If this is the case, it will be signposted at the main entrance.

Please speak to a member of staff if you have any concerns about the lighting on the night.

Food & Drink

Our fully licensed bar at the back of the church serves beer, wine, gin & tonic, fruit juice and water at all evening performances.

Tea and coffee are available during morning and afternoon workshops.

We do not serve food at this venue, although occasionally bar snacks will be available for purchase.