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Television Awards Information

Helen Worth at the 2010 BAFTA Television Awards.Charlie Gray / BAFTA

The British Academy Television Awards rewards the very best in Television broadcast on British screens during the preceding year.

The Awards in 2016 took place on Sunday 8 May at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Public tickets for the event went on sale at 10am on Wednesday 17 February 2016

For more information about how to enter the British Academy Television Awards visit the Awards Information page.

Detailed Information:

- Watch the Awards on TV
- Follow the Awards Online
- Public Tickets
- Access the Red Carpet
- Media & Publicist Accreditation
- Eligibility, Entry Rules and Voting

Watch the Awards on TV

The British Academy Television Awards are usually broadcast on television on the day of the event itself. Further details will be released here soon.

Follow the Awards Online

Red carpet highlights, ceremony clips and exclusive backstage interviews from the Awards are available to watch on the Television Awards landing page. All exclusive coverage of the event will be available to view on the BAFTA YouTube Channel.

Winners will be revealed on this website, on the BAFTA Twitter feed and the BAFTA Facebook page as they are announced during the live ceremony.

Please continue to check the website as there will be regular updates and promotions to enhance your BAFTA experience.

Public Tickets

Mingle with the stars at the most prestigious night in the television calendar - the British Academy Television Awards.

Public tickets for the event will go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 17 February 2016. They will be available to purchase here.

Due to the seating plan in the theatre and access to the seats, wheelchair seats are not available. Members of the public with a disability can request a space on the red carpet on a first come first serve basis by emailing [email protected] from 09:00 on 1 March 2016.

Access the Red Carpet

There will be areas for the public to view the Red Carpet and share in the excitement of the event as the stars arrive for the evening.

Public Access Information:

  • There will be no access to the public viewing area without a wristband.
  • Wristbands will be given out on a first come first serve basis.
  • Those who have been issued with a wristband will be loaded into the red carpet viewing areas at approximately 14:00 on Sunday 8 May.
  • The wristbands are numbered and will be placed on the spectator’s wrist immediately and will not be transferable.
  • No lists of any kind will be honoured and security will only allow access to the red carpet viewing areas based on the numbered wristband.
  • Should your wristband become lost or damaged, there will be no automatic right of re-admission during the event
  • BAFTA security will give instructions on the day to help you safely into the viewing areas. They will be dressed in high visibility jackets therefore easy to identify. Please listen to their instructions
  • BAFTA does not have permission for spectators to queue in the vicinity at any time and does not encourage it, public who wait do so at their own risk and may be asked to move on.
  • We request that you do not block any doorways from any businesses or residents, they need to be accessible at all times.
  • Any public who are found to be blocking doorways or the public footpath or restricting public or vehicle access in any way will not be issued a wristband and will be asked to move.
  • Tents will not be permitted as they restrict access along the public footpath.
  • There will be random bag searches of all public in the viewing areas in operation so we advise you to bring as little baggage as possible.
  • Please take all your rubbish with you and keep the area clean.
  • Please remember that BAFTA cannot guarantee the weather – please dress appropriately.
  • The organisers reserve the right to refuse admission to, remove or exclude any person who’s behaviour gives rise to concerns regarding the health and safety of the public, security, staff or themselves.

Disabled Access to the Public Viewing Area:

There are 20 spaces available in the disabled viewing area. These spaces are allocated on a first come first serve basis, to apply for a space please email [email protected] from 09:00 on 1 March 2016. Any requests emailed before this date will not be considered. Each space allocated allows for the disabled person and their carer to attend.