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The Garden Party - FAQs


Your A to Z of The Garden Party Frequently Asked Questions

Alcohol Policy
Please note: You will NOT be permitted to bring your own alcohol into Steyne Gardens. We reserve the right to stop and search and this may result in your admission being refused. No glass or cans may be brought in. You may bring in soft drinks, provided they are in sealed plastic containers. We reserve the right to refuse any open plastic to be brought into the event, if it is suspected of containing alcohol.

In the interest of everyone’s safety, please KEEP TO A MINIMUM the amount of items you carry in with you. Please do not bring boxes and rucksacks. Please use simple open bags, as this will speed up the process of checking them upon your arrival.

Car Parking
We regret no public car parking is permissible physically on Steyne Gardens. Limited Public on-street parking may be available Worthing Borough Council and NCP have a number of car parks located nearby. The nearest is the Multi Story Car Park in High Street, Worthing (adjoining the Guildbourne Centre).

Catering Facilities
The Garden Party will feature a range of hot/cold food, ice cream, specialist coffees, soft drinks and alcohol will be available to purchase at Steyne Gardens.

No seating is provided at this event. Most guests choose to view the concert picnic style on their own blankets. You may bring in camping chairs, if you wish to. However if you do, please be considerate not to obstruct the view to others behind you.

Contact us
For all general enquiries, Please email: or call 01903 221880 please leave us a message on the answerphone if calling outside office hours.

Covid 19
We are hopeful that no restriction will be in place in August 2022, but we recommend you check this in the days leading up to the 21st August, to ensure you see the very latest guidance and policies, if any, as set out by local and national government. We will be providing hand santiser areas but would encourage you to bring your own hand sanitiser (250ml max).  

Disabled Facilities
A ‘limited area’ has been reserved on the eastern side of Steyne Gardens (near the stage). This is specifically for disabled guests and their carers. 2 accessible toilets will be located in this area. If you or a member of your group has a disability please contact us (as above). Tickets allowing access to this area are NOT available for purchase online, as we require evidence to support your application to be in this area. There will be a car drop off facility close to the Northern entrance (Brighton Road) and there is a concrete path round to the disabled area from this entrance, this makes it wheelchair accessible. Parking will be very limited near Steyne Gardens and we understand that blue badge holder are NOT entitled to park on double yellow lines for periods greater than 3 hours. See

Entrances and Gate Opening Times
There will be two main entrances (both on the southern end of Steyne Gardens) plus a third entrance behind the stage (at the north end) this entrance is exclusively for the Disabled area, VIP guests and event crew only. The gates will open at 1pm*, and the first performance is due to commence at 2pm. Food, Drink and Toilet facilities will be available from when the gates are opened.

Please note both still photography and video recording may take place during The Gardewn Party. By purchasing a ticket you agree to being filmed “as part of the audience”. Note: You may not undertake any professional filming without our written consent. Sussex Living and its associates (including More Radio) reserve the right to publish images taken in any media (including the internet).

First Aid
Elite Medical will be in attendance throughout The Garden Party. In the event that you require first aid attention, please yourself known to member of the first aid team or our security stewards who will be in radio contact with Elite Medical. Alternatively and if possible, make your way to the medical team at the  Southern end of Steyne Gardens.

Hot food (Pizza, Thai, Burgers) plus frothy coffees and Ice Creams will available to purchase. All caterers have demonstrated to the local council their satisfactory compliance with food hygeine regulations.  

Hand Sanitising Facilities
Hand sanitising facilities will be available near all 3 entrances, the public conveniences, the food outlets and the bar. We encourage you to bring your own personal sanitiser gel. (250ml max).    

Licensed Bar Facilities
To ensure this event remains a safe family environment, controlled access to alcohol (and only to adults aged 18+) Sussex Living has secured a licence to serve alcohol during this event and this will be operated by the Proto Restaurant Group on our behalf. *If under the age of 25 please bring ID. Please Note: The bar will be open from 1pm. NOTE: Last orders will be 5.30pm and the bar will close at 5.45pm, allowing a 15 minute drinking up time, ahead of the event closing at 6pm. Remember the bar will be CASH ONLY.

Sussex Living will be paying Adur & Worthing Council to supply large refuse bins and they will do a comprehensive litter pick at first light the following morning. However, we would ask you to take home your rubbish and recycle responsibly. This is the best way to manage this environmentally, it also minimises the cost for the litter pick as these costs are ultimately factored into the ticket price.   

Lost Children
Should you discover any children who have become sepatated from their Parents/Guardians, please contact the nearest member of our SIA security team. They will be escorted to the VIP marquee and Parents/Guardians should make their way to the VIP marquee to be reunited, if unsure where to go, please ask a member of the security team. Announcements will be made on the PA (where necessary) and as soon as possible.

Lost Property
Any lost property found during The Garden Party should be handed in to the nearest SIA registered security personnel (they will have high visibility jackets on will carry ID). Any items will then be looked after by a member of our team at the ‘Information Point’ (on the western side of Steyne Gardens, approx 25 metres south of the stage line). Should items not be claimed on the night, they will be held securely by Sussex Living for 7 days. After this period any unclaimed items will be handed over to Worthing Police station in Chatsworth Road. To claim an item after the event, please call us on 01903 221880 (from Monday 22nd August at 10am).

A map of the layout of Steyne Gardens, for The Garden Party, can be seen here

We will be trialling a new Wireless internet service at Steyne Gardens in order of being able you offer contactless card payment (from some retailers) however, Please bring cash as some retailers, not all, will have contactless payment devices with them . The public bar and any remaining tickets sold at the gate are CASH ONLY.   

We regret, with the exception of assisted Dogs (in the disabled guests area) we cannot permit any pets to attend The Garden Party. This is in the interest of Health and Safety of all guests and the well being of pets.

You are welcome to bring a picnic, but do remember our rules regarding drinks. Sealed soft drinks in plastic bottles (no cans or glass) and no alcohol can be brought in No BBQs allowed. For security reasons please refrain from bringing a hamper, please use holder bags.

Public Transport Directions
Steyne Gardens is a short distance from Marine Parade (near the Pier and Dome Cinema) where most bus services stop. The National Express coach service linking London and Worthing also stops at the Dome. Worthing railway station approx 15 minutes walk (taxis are available). Public transport information see

The Garden Party will be patrolled by SIA licensed security staff and Sussex Police. In the event of any behavior which is considered to be to the detriment of the pleasure of others or pose any health and safety risk will be required to leave. We also reserve the right to search anyone entering The Garden Party.

Terms and Conditions
Please note by purchasing a ticket(s) you are agreeing to our terms and conditions of sale. To review these please click here

Tickets to The Garden Party 2022 can either be purchased online here on this website OR from Guild Care shops around Worthing click here for the locations of their 10 shops.

Please note, if you choose to purchase the ticket online you will get an email "voucher" this is NOT your physical ticket. Physical tickets will be posted to you by around early 1st August. Later bookings will be sent at least 7 days prior to The Garden Party for late bookings.
The price is the same for adults and children, except 5 and unders are which are FREE and do not require a ticket.

If we have any tickets left for sale on the day they will be charged at £20 each (cash only) from our van located on the South West Corner of Steyne Gardens. Pre-booked tickets will be available from this same location. 

The Garden Party will start at 2pm and closes at 6pm. The gates open at 1pm.

Toilet Facilities
These will be located at the Southern end of Steyne Gardens. Additional toilets will be available in the disabled area, including 2 accessible toilets.

VIP tickets
VIP tickets aren’t generally available for purchase to the general public. We do sell a very limited number of VIP tickets as part of corporate hospitality to businesses only, this package usually includes some advertising. If you own a company and wish to find out more, please contact the Sussex Living sales using the contact form below.

Still have a question about The Garden Party? Just let us know using the form below and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Or call us on 01903 221880.