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A 25-minute Pyromusical live from Bishop Auckland

Join us for an evening of first class entertainment for all the family!

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Our operations are different for each show, and we ask you to read all the information below to have the right information about your visit BEFORE you book your tickets.


Shuttle Bus
Service from 4:15pm
Last boarding of shuttle bus 5:45pm
Ticket Check
Gates Open from 4:15pm
Last Entry through ticket check 6:15pm
Show (25 min) 7:00pm
Expected end of the evening 7:30pm
Return Shuttle Bus 7:30 - 8:30pm

Please check this page on the day of your visit in case of unexpected operational changes.

Please Read carefully Before You Book

Our Pyromusical is sold out every year, which means 8,000 people attend each performance. As is the case with other large-scale events with complex logistics, we cannot whisk you all in minutes before the show starts.

We kindly ask you to reach Security / Ticket checks at least 45minutes before the start of the Pyromusical. We may not guarantee your entry in time for the performance otherwise.

All guests are advised to allow plenty of time to avail the Shuttle Bus service, as we anticipate a large demand. Keep in mind shuttle bus frequency, ride and walk duration, security checks -in particular if you have a bag-, ticket scanning and general walk across our big site to get to your performance on time. And if you wish to eat or drink onsite, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

From our Ticket Check to the Tribune (seating and performance area), there is a 350-meter walk on a mostly flat path for all our guests.

Also, our operations are different for each show, and we ask you to read all the information below to make sure you have the right information about your visit BEFORE you book your tickets.

Please plan accordingly, and enjoy your evening at our Pyromusical!


Main Section
Adult £12.00 Show only
Adult + shuttle £14.50 Show + shuttle
Under 18 £6.00 Show only
Under 18 + shuttle £8.50 Show + shuttle
Personal Assistant £0.00 Show only
Personal Assistant + shuttle £2.50 Show + shuttle
Children 3 and under Free when sat on an adult’s knee
Wheelchair User Section
Wheelchair user Adult £12.00 Show only
Wheelchair user U18 £6.00 Show only
Personal Assistant £0.00 Show only
Adult £12.00 Show only
Under 18 £6.00 Show only
Children 3 and under Free when sat on an adult’s knee

There are no booking fees applied to tickets purchased for the Pyromusical.


We look forward to welcoming you to our Pyromusical.

If you choose to arrive to the Pyromusical by car, you’ll need to park in the town as there is NO onsite car parking, except for pre-booked Blue Badge car parking spaces.

Due to the popularity of this event and the expected increased traffic in the local area, we kindly ask that you plan your arrival time, that you park responsibly within Bishop Auckland and that you do NOT park along the A689 or the viaduct.


Access To Our Site

You have several options to reach the Welcome Plaza before Ticket Check on the 11Arches site:


Walk from the town.

The 11Arches site pedestrian entrance is 1km (.6 mile) from Bishop Auckland bus station; then you will walk on a zig zag path with a gently sloping gradient on 450m (.28 mile) to reach our Welcome Plaza, but bear in mind the return walk back is up hill!


You may choose to board a Pyromusical shuttle bus from the Bishop Auckland bus station, for an additional fee of £2.5 per person for the return ride. The Shuttle Bus has to be booked as part of your ticket package and cannot be booked separately, or later.

You will be dropped off on our site at the Bus drop off/pick up point which is directly in front of the Welcome Plaza.

The Shuttle Bus will run from the Bishop Auckland Bus station.

  • To the event : from 4.15pm – 5.45pm.
    You will need to be at the Bus Station by 5.30pm to board the last shuttles or you may be refused boarding. This is to guarantee arrival of thousands of shuttle users to the site by 6.15pm as requested.
    Guests will be boarded on a first come first served basis.
  • No Shuttle Bus service will be in operation after 5.45pm until it resumes at about 7.30pm.
  • From the event : from 7.30pm – 8.30pm

You will also be surprised at how quickly we send off 8,000 visitors each night after the show. We aim to say goodnight to the last bus in less than 50 minutes after the show ends.

Booking Your Shuttle Bus Tickets

If you choose to use our shuttle bus service, you’ll need to book it as part of your ticket package.

Shuttle tickets are £2.5 per person for a return service and must be purchased ahead of your visit as:

  • The shuttle service cannot be booked separately and cannot be added after your show ticket purchase.
  • Shuttle tickets cannot be booked on the day from the bus station, and visitors without shuttle bus tickets will need to walk to the site.
  • A one way, return shuttle ticket back to the Bishop Auckland Bus station can be purchased from the retail outlets after the show finishes. Tickets are £5 per person and are subject to availability on the day. Tickets are only £2.5 per person when booked in advance with your show tickets and pre-booked ticket-holders have priority over those who bought on the day. It is well worth booking in advance if you think you might need this service at the end of the evening.



The Tribune (our seating area) is comprised of 41 rows of standard raked seats, with shallow steps leading to the different sections.


There are poseur tables, picnic tables and park benches in front of the Food Court, on the Lake Stage, alongside the Tribune on the Concourse and in front of the Bar at the end of the Concourse.

There are thousands of seats on wooden benches available around the central lake.

You can get to your seat on the Tribune 1 hour before the start of the performance, and come and go as often as you like before the Pyromusical.

There are toilet facilities (including baby changing and disabled toilets) on site, before Ticket check and behind the Tribune.

Buggy Parking: No buggies will be allowed on the Tribune and you will need to leave yours in the Buggy Park. Buggy parking is located to right hand side of the tribune, once you've placed your buggy here you will be free to make your way to your seats.

Food & Drink

Enjoy some good old comfort food prior to taking your seats to our Pyromusical, fill your belly with a hot dog & chips, warm your fingers with a mulled wine or hot chocolate!

Don't forget to get your popcorn for the show! Food and drinks are allowed in our Tribune for the Pyromusical

If you plan to eat and drink, arrive in good time! We do amazing fireworks and shows but we cannot produce miracles and serve 8000 people if all arrive shortly before the show starts!

We will only be accepting card payments for food and beverage.


Spend time chilling with your family & friends: plan wisely and choose the outlet best for your choice of food and drinks

FOOD COURT - grab all your food and drinks all in one place

WHERE At the bottom of the main visitor path after ticket check
WHEN Stops serving 15 minutes before the start of the performance
WHAT Hot dogs, pop corn, chips, crisps, cookies, sweets, ice creams along with hot drinks and our complete selection of cold drinks.

BAR - only want a cold drink and snack items, but no food or no hot drink?

WHERE Separate Bar -located alongside the Tribune Concourse, after the Toilet Blocks on your left
WHEN Stops serving 15 minutes before the start of the performance
WHAT Crisps, cookies, sweets, ice creams along with our complete selection of cold drinks.

Food and drinks are allowed in the Tribune for this event.

No food and drink (including water) that you bring with you is allowed to go further than Ticket Check, except baby food or food for medical conditions. You can purchase food and refreshments on site. Tap water is available on site and you can bring empty plastic bottles.


Available at the kiosk next to First Aid station.

Exact change or card payment only.

Ear Defenders

We recommend that you bring ear defenders for young children during the show; while the show will be at a safe sound level the venue and show will be loud with the combination of people and sound from the soundtrack and the fireworks.

Smoking & Vaping

We have one designated smoking area, this is clearly sign-posted. Smoking and vaping is strictly prohibited elsewhere on site.


We welcome visitors with disabilities and we have a wide range of facilities and arrangements in place to ensure all visitors can enjoy the show.

We strive to ensure that the 11Arches site is accessible to all Visitors. Our main visitor path is DDA compliant with a natural fine stone surface. Some areas have grass or stone surfaces and wheelchair users may require the help of a Personal Assistant to access these. All our food outlets have large print menus available on request - just ask a member of staff who will be happy to assist.

Personal Assistant Tickets

Visitors with disabilities, who meet our qualifying criteria, and may not be able to attend the show unaccompanied or require a wheelchair space are entitled to one complimentary Personal Assistant show ticket, however shuttle bus service, if purchased, is also priced at £2.5 for Personal Assistants.

This booking process is now completely done online, and we invite you to follow these simple steps:

  • Go on our website, click book tickets.
  • Choose the date of your performance and click one ticket for you and click 1 Personal Assistant ticket
  • Once you have purchased these tickets, we kindly ask that you download the Access Confirmation Form and follow the steps to confirm your eligibility for the Personal Assistant ticket within 48 hours of your booking;

Please note: failure to complete and return the form within 48 hours of your booking will result in your order being cancelled.

Please note that Personal Assistants must be physically able to undertake all access requirements on behalf of their companion. This includes helping their companion on the visitor path, which is 450 meters from the Welcome Plaza to the Tribune, and with evacuation in case of an emergency.

Wheelchair Users

There are spaces reserved along the front row at surface level for wheelchair users (tickets require the ticket holder to remain in their wheelchair throughout the performance). All wheelchair users must be accompanied by a personal assistant, who is eligible for a complimentary show ticket to sit close to you, on row A. All other members of your party must be seated on row B , subject to availability. Alternatively you can select low rows in the main booking engine for the event.

Tickets for wheelchair users and their Personal Assistants in Row A and other people in the party in Row B can only be booked online using this separate link.

Onsite Parking For Blue Badge Holders Only

If you are a blue badge holder, you can apply for a space in our Blue Badge Car Park A (postcode DL14 7SF), located on our site. Parking voucher is priced at £8.5. There is limited availability.

Please fill this Google form by clicking here to apply for an onsite parking space -all subject to availability.

To access this car park on the day of your chosen performance, all visitors will be asked by the parking attendants to produce and display their pre-booked parking voucher and a valid Blue Badge permit.

PLEASE NOTE: Once on site, there is for all our visitors a 350-meter walk on a mostly flat path from the Ticket check to the Tribune.

Limited Mobility

Visitors with limited mobility have the option to choose their seats in the Tribune on the online booking system. This allows you to opt for seats lower down or at the level of your choice, subject to availability. Your car parking voucher can be booked online too, including spaces in the Blue Badge parking if you are a holder of a Blue Badge permit.

If walking presents difficulty, please do not worry! You are welcome to use your own pushchairs, wheelchairs and walking aids; pushchairs and walking aids can be left safely and free-of-charge at the side of the Tribune during the performance.

Disabled Toilets

These are located at the Welcome Plaza, immediately adjacent to the Blue Badge Car Park, and directly behind the Tribune.


Your Tickets

Before leaving home please download on your phone or print a copy of your PDF tickets.


To ensure your safety and security during your Musical Fireworks experience, we have comprehensive security measures in place, including bag and belongings search on arrival.

Restricted Items

For a full list of restricted items please click here

There are no Left Luggage facilities in the grounds (except for pushchairs and walking aids). we reserve the right to confiscate any forbidden item at security check; regretfully, confiscated items cannot be returned on exit.

Food and drink (including water) are not allowed to go further than Ticket Check, except baby food or food for medical conditions. Empty drink containers are permitted, EXCLUDING aluminium water containers or flasks.


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