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Viewing Village

Royal International Air Tattoo


Viewing Village

Get a bird's-eye view from the grandstand or take a seat in the garden, located on the crowdline
Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo

This value-for-money enclosure provides a choice of two brilliant viewing options at the Air Tattoo and is very popular with many of our visitors.

Treat yourself to a seat in the Grandstand or opt for a chair in the Garden, both with fantastic views of the thrilling flying display. This is a great spot for photographers looking to get the perfect shot.

The Viewing Village includes features such as private toilets, cash catering outlets serving a variety of food and drink and a left luggage facility at the entrance. This makes the Viewing Village a great location, both to create a base from which to explore the showground, and to watch the flying display.

We are finalising our plans for RIAT 2023 and will update all ticket holders when hospitality and upgrades are available.

The Viewing Village includes either a Premium or Standard seat in the Grandstand. Also available are unreserved Garden seats (plastic garden chairs). Every ticket holder is entitled to a chair, so please ask one of the volunteer enclosure team if you cannot find one. The Viewing Village also includes:

  • Crowdline location
  • Standing photography area located at the front
  • Free Drop Zone (left luggage facility) within the enclosure
  • Private toilets
  • Full access to the showground

Additional Extras:

  • Pay Catering
  • Pay bar and coffee point

Important Information

  • You will now receive a separate e-ticket two weeks before the show that will give you access to your enclosure. You will not receive a pass in the post.
  • There is a seat booking system for the Grandstand. You have to select a seat when booking and you can't leave gaps between seats.
  • Premium Grandstand seats are at the top row, aisle and left-hand side.
  • Only seats in the grandstand are allocated. All seats in the garden are unreserved, but are for Garden seat purchasers only.
  • Children aged 5 and over need a ticket for the Viewing Village. Children under the age of 5 are free as long as they don't occupy a seat.
  • In all our enclosures, we politely ask you to please consider your fellow visitor and refrain from standing up within the seating areas, as this could block other people's views.
  • The grass might be long because of the management of birds on the airfield.
  • Smoking (including vaping) within any of the Air Tattoo Enclosures is only allowed in Outdoor Designated Smoking Areas.
  • Our fantastic volunteer enclosure team is here to ensure that you have a brilliant time at the Viewing Village. If you have any concerns or questions please do ask!

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