International Jousting Tournament 2024

Fri Mar 29 2024 at 11:00 am to Mon Apr 01 2024 at 03:00 pm

Royal Armouries Museum | Leeds

Royal Armouries
Publisher/HostRoyal Armouries
International Jousting Tournament 2024
Live-action jousting tournament
About this Event

Royal Armouries are delighted to be able to bring live-action jousting to the heart of Yorkshire this Easter bank holiday weekend. Three teams - United Kingdom, France and Italy - will compete for honour and trophies in this live sporting event from medieval times.

From Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April the museum’s impressive jousting arena will resound to the cheers of crowds and the clash of lances on armour, as knights battle it out in an authentic medieval jousting tournament.

The museum opens at 10:00 and there are 2 tournament shows per day starting at 11 am and 2 pm, featuring knights and horses, plus plenty of pomp and pageantry .

It promises to be spectacular entertainment for all the family.

  • Daily tournament shows at 11 am and 2 pm (shows last approximately 45 minutes)
  • You have a choice of two main seating areas - Silver and Red - see below for details.
  • Balcony tickets are available for some shows.
  • Prices reflect the position of the seating in the arena.
  • Prices are per person.
  • Everyone over the age of 3 requires a ticket.
  • Tournament tickets also include entrance to the museum.
  • Please check your order carefully as refunds and transfers are not permitted.

Silver: £10 | A clear view of the central tilt rail where the knights clash. Tiered concrete steps with wooden seating.

Red: £5 | A clear view of the run-up and action but slightly further away from the central tilt rail. You get to see the knights close up as they prepare to make their advance and a great view of the run-up. Tiered plastic seats. We've reduced the price of these seats to make the joust more accessible for people to enjoy.

Balcony: £20 | Best view of the arena. This area is reached by a steep narrow staircase.

Wheelchair users: £5 | There are 4 spaces available at each show for wheelchair/motorised scooter users. A space for the wheelchair plus one complimentary companion seat will be reserved.

Carers: £0 | We offer free tickets to carers when accompanied by their service user (full price ticket required). Please email our booking team to discuss your requirements [email protected]

Booking your tickets

Please pre-book your tickets. You will receive your tickets via email. When you arrive at the museum your digital ticket will be redeemed for a printed ticket/programme.



The museum will be open from 10 am - 5 pm. You do not need to pre-book tickets if you just wish to visit the museum over the Easter weekend.


Can I reserve a seat?

No – seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis in all seating areas.

Will late arrivals be admitted to the arena?

For the safety of everyone in the arena late arrivals cannot be admitted. Please arrive in good time to take your seats (at least 20 minutes prior to the start time of the show).


Pet dogs are not allowed in the arena. Guide dogs and assistance animals are permitted.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You may print your ticket but we prefer tickets to be displayed on mobile phones and tablets.

Please ensure that you redeem your digital ticket for a printed ticket/programme on arrival at the museum.

Is the seating area under cover?

The Red and Silver seating areas of the arena are outside and are not covered. The Balcony is under cover. Please dress appropriately.

Refund policy

Please check your order carefully as refunds and tickets transfers are not permitted.

On the day: The shows will take place whatever the weather. Refunds will not be given if you decide not to attend due to the weather.

If we have to cancel shows due to operational issues we will automatically refund tickets for the affected shows within 10 working days – no need to contact us.


The Red and Silver seating areas are banked and have steps. Lower tier seats will be reserved for visitors with mobility issues. Due the lack of space within the banked seating areas we may need to remove and safely store mobility aids, such as walkers, for the duration of the show. Our trained staff will be available on the day to help so please make yourself known to them if you require assistance.

Is the arena suitable for wheelchair & mobility scooter users?

Yes, there is a designated viewing area for wheelchair and mobility scooter users. There are 4 spaces per show available – these must be booked in advance using the Wheelchair User category. One free companion chair is included with the space reservation.

The toilets in the arena are wheelchair accessible.

Can I bring my pram/pushchair into the arena?

Prams and pushchairs are not allowed in the arena but a secure buggy park will be provided.

Under 16s

Young people aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. More information Visitor Behaviour and Guidance | Royal Armouries


We will only close the museum and cancel events a last resort if we cannot open safely. All updates will be communicated on our Facebook and Twitter pages as well as here on our website.

If we are required to cancel Tournament shows we will automatically refund any tickets for the dates affected. Refunds will be issued within 10 working days.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email [email protected]


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds, United Kingdom


GBP 0.00 to GBP 20.00

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