How do I purchase my ticket?
Tickets can be purchased online HERE
Please DO NOT attempt to purchase any workshop tickets until you have bought your entrance ticket.
When do my tickets get sent out?
Tickets ordered before the 1 September will be dispatched to you during the first week of September.
Any tickets purchased after the 1 September will be reserved and held for you at the registration desk at the venue.
In either case you will receive an email receipt confirming your ticket purchase and any workshops that you have booked.
You will need to bring your email receipt with you or some form of ID to collect your tickets.
If you want to contact us by email then please send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Which ticket should I buy?
We have three entrance tickets, the Silver, Gold and Ultimate ‘Pink’ Ticket. These range from £99.00 to £299.00 including VAT, and offer a different selection of access to this fantastic event. If you want to make the most of this rare opportunity, the ultimate ticket is the one for you, allowing access to all three days and a selection of other extras just for you! For the weekend only choose the Gold ticket. Only have one day spare? Then the silver ticket is for you!
Click here to find out more details on each type of ticket.
When is the deadline for buying tickets?
Ticket sales operate on a first come basis, due to the limited capacity of the elite London venue. Avoid disappointment by purchasing online tickets from the link below.
How do I get to the event?
The location of the event is: Church House, Dean's Yard, London, SW1P 3NZ. The link below shows a map of the surrounding area, pin pointing Church House, and features the surrounding tube stations so you can follow the shortest route.
Where are the nearest tube stations?
St James Park – 0.3 miles, 6 minute walk, District and Circle Line
Westminster – 0.5 miles, 9 minute walk, Circle, District and Bakerloo Line
Pimlico – 0.7 miles, 15 minute walk, Victoria Line
Victoria – 0.7 miles, 14 minute walk, Victoria, District and Circle Line
Lambeth North – 1.1 miles, 24 minute walk, Bakerloo Line
Where can I park and is there congestion charge?
To drive into the centre of London on Friday will incur the congestion charge of £10.00 if you pay on the day. Congestion charge only applies to Friday, not over the weekend. There is one NCP car park in the area - Abingdon Street - £35.00 a day.
Where can I stay?
We have listed a selection of hotels all within a mile's distance of Church House. Please follow the link below for details.
CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL LIST
What time should I arrive at the event, and when does it end? (times)
Registration opens at 11.00am and the first workshop begins at 12.45.
Registration opens at 8.30am and the first workshop begins at 9.00.
Registration opens at 8.30 and the first workshop begins at 9.00.
The convention closes 4.00pm.
Why are there two different entrances to Church House?
The main entrance to Church House is via Dean’s Yard. This is open during normal working times and will be open for an IPAAC visitor on Saturday till 7.00pm.On Sunday the only entrance will be through Gt Smith Street.
Can I come if I have never tried pole or aerial arts before?
Yes! We have a selection of workshops and classes which range in level from absolute beginners to advanced, and everything in between. IPAACs aim is to welcome everyone interested in or already part of anything to do with pole and aerial arts. As well as a range of fantastic workshops, you will also have access to the free playroom, allowing you to try out new things including pole, rope, hoop, and silks.
What is the difference between the skill levels?
This session will be suitable for every student. The instructor will change the ability depending on the student. All levels are welcome.
This level is aimed at anyone who has never seen or used the apparatus or is less confident and unable to invert. These classes are a perfect starting point.
Depending on the different apparatus and your body strength, the intermediate level starts when students have mastered and are confident in inverting. If you are unsure about what level you are at, ask your current instructor for advice.
The advanced level is aimed at anyone who is confident when performing intermediate moves and is now looking to learn or develop higher risk and challenging poses or skills.
PLEASE NOTE If attending all beginner and intermediate classes the instructor will teach to your level. If attending an advanced class this will be taught at advanced level. PLEASE be honest about your skill ability so you can get the most out of the classes.
Why can’t I book a workshop without a ticket?
An entrance ticket MUST be purchased in order to gain access to the IPAAC event. Without one, you will not be able to participate in this unique event and therefore miss out on our great selection of workshops with the world’s biggest names in pole and aerial arts.
Which workshops are right for me?
There will be over 160 workshops at the IPAAC event including pole, aerial yoga, silks and hoops, trapeze, stretch and flex to name a mere few. We have compiled a list of all workshops which have been colour coded according to your dance level. Classes range from beginner to advanced, and some are open to all levels.
How do I book workshops?
Workshops should be bought online prior to the event as workshop places are limited and will sell out fast! (NB - only once you have purchased your entrance ticket!) There may be some workshop tickets sold on the day, but as these are sold on a first come first served basis so we advise booking online now in order to avoid disappointment. To see the full list of workshops please go to Workshops on the website.
Do I get a different ticket for each workshop?
Yes. You will receive a different ticket for each workshop you are attending. Please keep these in your pouch (supplied on entry) along with your entrance ticket, and official programme.
How long are the workshops?
All workshops last for one hour with a 15 minute change over, so there will be time for photos and autographs at the end of each session.
How much do the workshops cost?
The workshops range in price from £20-£70 depending on group size and discipline. To see the full list of prices please go to Workshops on the website.
How many workshops can I take?
There is no limit to how many workshops you book! We would love for you to gain as much as possible from this unique event and being able to see so many different stars all in one place. Just make sure none of your workshops clash!
How many people are in each workshop?
Workshops can be anything from 4 people up to 70 based on room capacity. This is based on two people maximum per apparatus. Not including play room. When looking at the details of the workshop you’re interested in, you will see the ‘Class Size’ on the top of the page.
Where do I go for my workshop?
On arrival at Church House you will receive a pouch containing your ticket, a booklet detailing information about the event, and a fold out map of the building. These will have details on which classes are in which rooms, and how you get to those rooms. There will also be plenty of IPAAC staff floating around in easily identifiable branded clothing that will be happy to answer any questions!
Can I choose any workshop for my free Pole workshop?
The free Pole workshops take place in the Harvey Goodwin Suite. There are 18 different sessions to choose from over the three days, with all the main stars doing at least one session. When you purchase your Ultimate ticket just select the workshop you want, dependent on availability, and when you go to the shopping cart the Harvey Goodwin session should be free or there will be a discount equivalent to the same value. Please note the free workshop is not transferable to any other workshops during the event.
How do I claim my free Pole workshop?
When you buy your Ultimate ticket the system will allow you to book one pole workshop in the Harvey Goodwin Suite for free. On check out this will either show as a credit or and as a free workshop.
Can I change my workshop?
Due to the complexity of the event we are unable to change any purchased workshops. Please select carefully before purchasing and check that the times of workshops do not coincide.
What do I do if I want to cancel a workshop?
Due to the complexity of the event we are unable to provide refunds. However you may switch workshop on written consent of the organisers. Before 21 days of the event.
Which stars will be there?
There will be approximately 30 stars and teachers including Alethia Austin, Jenyne Butterfly, Jamilla Deville, Bendy Kate and Sarah Scott to name a few! Have a look on the “Meet the Stars” area on the website.
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Is all the apparatus safe?
Yes! All apparatus will be set up and monitored by technical staff and signed off for Health & Safety before the start of each day. There will be a paramedic in the building and experienced, trained staff will be manning every room. All IPAAC staff will be wearing branded clothing so they are easy to identify.
Can I bring my own apparatus?
No. For safety reasons only apparatus supplied by the organisers will be allowed to be used. If you wish to bring in apparatus to be checked by our technical support team them please notify them be email at email@example.com. to confirm if this is possible two week before the event.
What should I wear to the event?
There are limited changing facilities at Church House so we advise that you come ready for your workshops. Recommended shorts for pole classes and legging or leg warmers for aerial apparatus.
What should I bring to the event?
Clothing, grip aids, tickets, money to enjoy the vendors. Notepad and pen or pencil. We advise that you come dressed ready for workshops so that you are ready for action!
Don't forget to bring your camera or phone to take those all important photos!
What is the play room?
Every entrance ticket will give you FREE access to the play room. This is a room for you to do your own thing and try new forms of aerial arts! There will be a number of poles, silks, ropes and hoops for you to try out basic skills, learn and play with. The play room will be used in 30-minute slots, so everyone will have a chance to use it. It will be manned by trained and experienced staff at all times.
Will there be food and refreshments at the venue?
Yes. There will be a chill out area for you to use between workshops where food and drink can be purchased. No alcohol will be served on the premises during the day.
Can I bring my own food and drink
You are allowed to bring in food and non alcoholic drinks, but for safety no glass bottles or containers.
You will also be able to purchase food, soft drinks and snacks at the venue.
Can I bring my own alcohol?
No. Alcohol will be prohibited during the day, but we will have bars open supplying alcohol in the evening to allow guests to relax and enjoy the shows.
Can I bring my child?
No. All delegates must be over the age of 18.
Are there any local attractions nearby?
There will be a selection of external activities featured over the weekend. There are also infinite sites and attractions near to our central London location including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, the London Aquarium and Buckingham Palace are just some of the beautiful sites London has to offer all less than a mile from our location at Church House.
What are the disability facilities?
There is wheel chair access throughout most of the building. The main entrance is via Great Smith Street. If you have any particular requirements please let the venue or IPAAC staff know prior to your arrival, so we can assist.
Can I bring a friend?
Every room will be full to capacity so only student who have paid for workshop will be allowed entry into the class. Why not book classes together.
Are there any First Aid facilities?
Yes, there will be paramedics on site throughout the event and a first aid room. All instructors and Church House staff have been trained in First Aid to offer immediate assistance.
Am I allowed to have fun during the event?
Absolutely YES! This is going to be a great convention and if you are not having fun please let any of the IPAAC team know so we can help you get the most out of the event.