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Emerge Festival – ‘It Starts With You’ event at UK Parliament on Saturday 28 September from 6pm

29 August 2019

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We are excited to announce that UK Parliament is one of the venues for the first Emerge Festival in September.

This is a chance to experience one of the world’s most famous buildings after hours. By taking part in a series of informal activities and engaging with Parliament’s friendly team members, find out how you can get your voice heard on the issues you care about.

Moving from room to room, you will also discover some amazing art and architecture; from medieval to surprisingly modern.

One thing that's really cool about this event

You will go inside the Chambers of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, usually reserved for MPs and Peers. You will be in the very place where passionate debates have, and continue to, take place. Order, order!

Is it for me?

The Emerge Festival is age 18 but otherwise this event is for everyone because what happens at UK Parliament impacts all our lives. With big issues on the agenda like climate change, knife crime and of course Brexit, there has never been a more important time to have your say. It really does start with you! 

Book Emerge Festival tickets

To visit ‘It Starts With You’ at UK Parliament on Saturday 28 September, you need to purchase a Saturday or a weekend ticket.

What time does this event take place?

Between 6pm and 10pm with last entry at 8.30pm. When planning your evening at the Emerge Festival, you should allow up to 60 minutes for your visit to UK Parliament.

You and your belongings will need to go through airport-style security before entering.

Where is it?

To swap your ticket for a wrist band, follow the signs for the Cromwell Green visitor entrance (SW1A 0AA) marked 8 on this map (pdf 537KB).

Is there something to eat and drink?

There is a bar selling wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks and light snacks. You can enjoy your drinks under the historic hammer-beam roof in Westminster Hall.

What is the Emerge Festival?

Emerge is a new celebratory festival model committed to equality programming, reflective of the diversity of the audience and the personality of the venues.

Over two nights, 27 and 28 September, Emerge Festival will see a creative kaleidoscope of events take over 11 London Boroughs.


With one ticket, you will have access to all the night’s venues and some of the best breakthrough artists in town.

Visit Parliament

UK Parliament is open for visitors to take a tour, attend debates or watch committee hearings inside one of the world’s most iconic buildings.


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We welcome all visitors to UK Parliament and continue to work towards greater accessibility.