Royal Ascot 2016
Royal Ascot dates 2016
The Royal Ascot meeting in 2016 runs from Tuesday 16th June to Saturday 20th June.
|Royal Ascot Tuesday||June 14th||Queen Anne Stakes Day|
|Royal Ascot Wednesday||June 15th||Prince of Wales Stakes|
|Royal Ascot Thursday||June 16th||Gold Cup - Ladies Day|
|Royal Ascot Friday||June 17th||Coronation Stakes|
|Royal Ascot Saturday||June 18th||Golden Jubilee Satkes|
Royal Ascot Ticket Types and Dress Code
Grandstand AdmissionThe Grandstand Admission ticket at Royal Ascot provides similar access facilities to those offered throughout the year. It provides excellent facilities and viewing areas at Ground Level and Lawn Level.
Grandstand Admission customers can watch the Royal Procession and the racing action from the lawns in front of the Grandstand. The Pre-Parade Ring, Parade Ring and track are both within a short walking distance, by crossing the Concourse in the main Grandstand.
There are a variety of places to eat, drink and bet - from the bookmakers in the betting ring to the totepool and betting shops in the main Grandstand. Customers in this area do not have access to the upper levels of the Grandstand. Unlike the race meetings outside of Royal Ascot, there is not the opportunity to upgrade your ticket.
Other highlights of a Grandstand Admission ticket include:
- Over 1,000 free seats are available from which to view the racing
- Big Screen TVs on the Plaza Lawn
- Military Band performing in the Parade Ring before the Royal Procession each day
- Traditional sing-along around the Bandstand after racing on each day. Free song books provided
- Food outlets selling a variety of value for money cuisine options.
Grandstand Dress CodeA Grandstand Admission Style Guide was produced for the first time in 2012 and helps to bring to life some examples of the kind of outfits that are expected at Royal Ascot. Click Here to view.
Ladies within the main Grandstand enclosure are encouraged to dress in a manner as befits a formal occasion. Ladies are kindly asked to take particular note of the following:
- Hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times
- Strapless or sheer strap dresses and tops are not permitted
- Trousers must be full length and worn with a top that adheres to the guidelines above (i.e. strapless or sheer strap tops are not permitted)
- Jackets and pashminas may be worn but dresses and tops underneath should still comply with the Grandstand Admission dress code
- Midriffs must be covered
- Shorts are not permitted
Children; Girls (17 or under) should be dressed for a formal occasion. Smart summer dresses are suggested. Hats, headpieces or a fascinator may be worn but are not compulsory. Boys aged (13-17) should wear a suit or jacket with a shirt and a tie. Younger boys (12 or under) should be dressed smartly but are not required to wear a jacket or tie.
Silver Ring Enclosure Dress Code
Whilst we encourage racegoers to wear smart clothes no formal dress code applies except that bare chests are not permitted at any time.
Royal Ascot Silver Ring
With a less formal atmosphere, the Silver Ring at Ascot still provides an excellent position to watch the racing and the Royal Procession, although you cannot access the Parade Ring or main Grandstand.
There are a variety of places to eat, drink and bet to soak up the wonderful atmosphere.
Other highlights of a Silver Ring ticket include:
- Over 2,000 free seats available from which to view the racing.
- Big Screen TVs.
- Live music entertainment each day.
- Lawned area with many bars and food outlets.
- You can picnic in the Silver Ring
Many people picnic in the car parks before entering the racecourse and picnics are also allowed into the Silver Ring admission area. Please note picnics may contain a reasonable amount of alcohol as determined by Ascot Racecourse however tables, chairs and gazebos are not permitted in the Silver Ring. Ascot Racecourse reserves the right to confiscate inappropriate picnics and excessive amounts of alcohol upon entry to the racecourse.