Ipswich Arts & Entertainments venues operate in accordance with its Public Entertainment Licence and its Theatre Licence which states that:
- All gangways, passages and staircases shall be kept entirely free from chairs or any other obstruction and no person shall be allowed to sit or stand during any performance or entertainment in such gangways, passages or staircases unless permission has been granted by the Licensing Authority.
- The public shall be permitted to leave by all exits and entrance doors after each performance or entertainment, except those marked "Emergency Exit".
- Smoking shall not be permitted to take place in the auditorium or balcony or on the stage except as part of the performance or entertainment.
For some concerts, particularly rock and pop events, customers choose to stand.
In most cases the artists encourage this. In the interest of public safety we require customers to remain within their seated area and that gangways and passageways are kept clear at all times.