What is it?

Lates events in museums/galleries


We're in venues across 11 London Boroughs


One ticket - all events


Last weekend of September: freshers and payday!

How Much?

£15 - £40, cheapest tickets for 18-30s





Emerge Festival FAQs

What are the festival dates?

The festival will take place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September 2019.

What are the festival times?

There are festival events running on both nights from the early evening, 6pm on Friday and 5pm on Saturday, until the early hours of the next day. Full details of the line-up and exact times will be released in advance. Stay in the loop by keeping an eye on your inbox and following us on social. Join the crew by putting your email in the box below. We promise not to bombard you.

When will the line-up be announced?

Line-up announcements will be made throughout the summer so sign up below to stay in the loop.

What are Lates?

Lates are evening events that happen in visual arts venues when they would otherwise be closed. Museums, galleries, historic houses, art colleges, zoo archives, monuments, we’ve even got an information centre involved.

How long will early-bird tickets be available?

Early-bird tickets are available until 10 am on Monday 8 July 2019.

How will you check that I am over 18 and under 30 (to validate an 18-30s ticket)?

We’ll have a team on the ground checking IDs.

Where can I find full set-times?

We’ll keep the website updated with all line-up announcements. Detailed breakdowns will also be available before you travel with full set times. Check our socials for exciting announcements. 

Where do I get my wristband?

Many of the participating venues will be Wristband Swap Venues. We’ll publish a full list in September. You simply show one of the Emerge team your ticket, they’ll scan the code and give you a wristband. 

Where does my wristband get me into?

Your wristband gives you access to all venues as many times as you want on the night/s it is valid for. Get the most out of the festival and visit as many venues as you can. Information about the next nearest venue and how to get to other venues will be available at all the venues. Some venues will operate a guest list/sign up system to ensure that numbers are controlled – information about these venues will be available shortly.

What happens if I lose my wristband?

Wristbands will only be issued once and torn / lost wristbands will not be replaced. Please look after them!

What happens if the event/venue I want to get into is full?

A festival wristband does not guarantee entry into any given venue, space or room. If a room, event or venue is full to capacity a one-in, one-out system will be deployed. Join the queue – it won’t be long until you’re in.

Where can I find the full festival ticket Terms & Conditions?

You can read them on the Terms & Conditions page on this website. These include our ticket transaction Terms & Conditions and our Refund Policy. You can also read our primary ticket seller Dice’s Terms and Conditions. 

Who’s behind the festival and where did the idea come from?

 Independent charity Culture24 have developed and are delivering the festival. The concept is based on findings from their Culture of Lates Research Reports published in 2018 – a three-part study into museum and gallery Lates and their role in the night-time economy.

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