What are booking fees?

A booking fee is added to some, but not all, ticket purchases for events at our Blackburn and Darwen venues, including card and/or cash payments.

The ticket cost is the face value plus the booking fee. We do this on a per-ticket basis to cover the cost of providing our box office service, to enable us to bring a diverse range of shows to the Borough and to contribute to the upkeep costs of our venues.  The booking fee we charge is negotiated with the promoter for each event within our complex.


The transaction fee (£1.50) covers the costs of processing your order and producing your tickets for collection or posting. The transaction fee applies per order not per ticket.   Should you wish to have your tickets posted to you, an additional postage charge also applies.