How to get early tickets to Wimbledon 2024
Wimbledon might be over for this year, but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of love to go around as the public ballot for 2024 will soon be open. Plus, you can buy early hospitality tickets with private suites, butlers and three-course meals right now.
Tennis fans! We’re here to bounce some ideas off you. The grass court season may be over for this summer, but there's always next year to look forward too. And, with hospitality tickets and the public ballot fast approaching, you can find out how to grab a seat at the biggest tennis competition in the world: Wimbledon. So, let us serve you up all the information.
The public ballot for Wimbledon opens from September to December the year before each competition, with the ticket release lasting from February to April. This year's ballot hasn't opened yet so there's plenty of time for you to get prepared, or to book an early hospitality spot.
This year's championship will be set during the first two weeks of July with many old faces and young guns set to return. In the singles tournament, the players will compete over seven rounds in the hopes of getting to the final and winning £2 million in prize money, but there’s also doubles rounds and wheelchair competitions to watch, too.
We probably don't need to persuade you to buy tickets after the drama of this year's tournament. Who could forget that historic win by Carlos Alcaraz over seven-time Wimbledon Champion Novak Djokovic? Plus, we saw Markéta Vondroušová defeat Ons Jabeur in the final 6–4, 6–4 to win the ladies' singles title.
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The competition is now in its 137th year of play and is still the only major tennis tournament to be held on real grass. As the oldest and most prestigious tennis championship in the world, tickets are hankered after every year and viewing figures reach over 25 million.
It’s the place to be next summer, so to give you an advantage, here’s what you need to know about tickets.
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When is Wimbledon 2024?
Every year, Wimbledon takes place between the end of June and early July. Here are the official dates of this year’s tournament:
Play on all outside courts will usually start at 11am, but the Centre Court and No 1 Court will have staggered start times of 1pm and 1:30pm. The finals will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July, with the Centre Court matches normally starting at 2pm.
If you're hoping to get tickets, it's important to remember that men’s singles matches have five sets where all other matches have three, so the men’s matches will last longer!
And if you're wondering how exactly to get to Wimbledon, it’s around a 20-minute walk from Wimbledon Park Station (which is on the District Line) or a 25 minute walk from Southfields (also District Line). You can also walk from Wimbledon Station, which is accessible via tram.
How to get Wimbledon tickets 2024
There are three ways to get Wimbledon tickets: the public ballot, through the Queue and through hospitality tickets. We’re going to outline what each of these are.
The public ballot has been a tradition since 1924 and is the most common way of getting tickets to Wimbledon. How it works is: each year the ballot opens for a limited time – normally September to December – during which you'll need to submit an application containing your details. Sending off an application does not guarantee you tickets and it is not possible to request tickets for specific days or courts.
Once the ballot has closed, spots will be randomly assigned and you'll find out if you've been lucky enough to get tickets in February. You can only buy up to two tickets per household and once you receive your offer you'll need to pay immediately and in full to secure a place, however, you can also choose to let the tickets go.
As we've said, the ballot doesn't open until mid September, but you can get ahead of the game by signing up for a myWimbledon account now. This means you'll be the first to know when the ballot opens.
The Queue is a famous part of the Wimbledon tradition where tennis fans try to get tickets on the day of play. Each day, a large Queue forms to buy either a Show Court ticket (which are much more limited) or a Grounds ticket. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served, one ticket per person basis and are non-transferable.
The Queue starts in Wimbledon Park from the Sunday before the tournament starts. Over the years, the event has become a sort of mini festival, with people bringing tents and food as they wait for around 40 hours to get to the front. It’s a polite and sociable event, and well-worth trying if you’ve never been to Wimbledon before.
The other way to grab a spot at Wimbledon is through hospitality. Hospitality tickets are already on sale for next year at Keith Prowse, Wimbledon’s official partner. These tickets include a range of extra perks and comforts to make your Wimbledon experience more enjoyable – but beware, they don’t come cheap.
How much do Wimbledon hospitality tickets cost and what’s included?
The Keith Prowse hospitality packages are very expensive, with prices starting at £885. However, with these tickets you’re paying for a full Wimbledon experience complete with high-quality food, entertainment, and a great view of the tennis.
Every hospitality ticket will include the minimum of a private table, access to the Centre or No.1 Court and a dinner menu. The best tickets will include a private suite, a four-course menu and chauffeur service.
With The Lawn package you get private tables for between two and 12 and an à la carte menu designed by Michel Roux Jnr and Emily Roux. You’ll be sat in the Garden with live music and will get Centre Court or No.1 Court tickets.
The Lawn Private Dining
This package is for 50-60 guests to enjoy a private suite complete with a butler and a three course à la carte menu. Plus, you’ll have a choice of access to Centre Court or No.1 Court.
The Treehouse is a brand-new informal experience that takes place over the first 10 days of the tournament. Sat above The Lawn, the vibrantly decorated space will include a range of unreserved seating, balconies overlooking the garden, and live DJ's. The food will come in the form of roaming small plates and canapés made by a Michelin star chef.
The Players Tables
With the Players Tables package, you’ll be given a private booth at The Lawn for 10-12 guests, where you’ll be treated to a four-course fine dining experience before having the opportunity to meet and speak with a tennis celebrity. When play begins, you’ll also have a buggy to transport you straight to the gates as part of the chauffer service.
With this, you get a private table for groups between two and 12 located on the terrace with views over the tennis courts. You’ll get tickets to the Centre Court, a four-course menu and an interaction with a tennis celebrity.
Rosewater Pavilion Private Dining
On a private outdoor terrace, you and 24 guests can have a private suite and access to prime seats in the Centre Court. The food is a British-inspired four-course menu with hand-picked ingredients, plus champagne and cocktails. You will also have the opportunity to meet a British tennis celebrity.
Centre Court Skyview Suites
These private suites are located in the Centre Court and can hold up to 10 or 20 guests. You'll receive a four-course á la carte menu, chauffeur and concierge service, and ideal seats in the Centre Court.