International Jousting Tournament

Date & Time

Fri Apr 07 2023 at 10:00 am to Mon Apr 10 2023 at 05:00 pm


Royal Armouries Museum | Leeds, EN

International Jousting Tournament


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 - England, USA and Poland - will compete for trophies and honour.

From Friday 7 to Monday 10 April the museum’s impressive jousting arena in Leeds 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 twice daily shows (11:00 & 14:00)will feature knights and horses, plus plenty of pomp and pageantry .

It promises to be spectacular entertainment for all the family.

  • Daily shows at 11:00 and 14:00 (shows last approximately 45 minutes)
  • You have a choice of three seating areas - Balcony, Silver and Red - see below for details.
  • 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.

Balcony: £20 | Best view in the arena from a raised covered platform directly above the action. The balcony is accessed by a steep flight of concrete stairs with a handrail.

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 surrounding action but slightly further away from the central tilt rail. You get to see the knights preparing to make their advance and a great view of the run-up. Tiered plastic seats.

Wheelchair users: £10 | 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 for the tournament your digital ticket will be redeemed for a wristband and a programme.


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?

To reduce contact at this time we prefer tickets to be displayed on mobile phones and tablets.

Please ensure that you redeem your digital ticket for a wristband and 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

We will consider refund requests up until 09:00 on the day of the event booked. Requests received after this time cannot be considered. Eventbrite charges will be deducted from the refunded amount.

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.

Visitors with access requirements

Some lower tier seats will be reserved for visitors with specific access requirements. Our 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 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.


Please be aware that due to the continued impact of COVID-19, our staff team may have to self-isolate at short notice. Unfortunately, this may affect our ability keep the museum fully open and to deliver our live events programme. 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 Location

Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds, United Kingdom

Tickets & Booking Details

GBP 0.00 to GBP 20.00

Event Host

Royal Armouries
Royal Armouries

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