Docks Academy > Venue FAQs

venue faqs

where to find us

getting to us

ticket info


general info

covid-19 info

where to find us

Docks Academy is located on the corner of King Edward Street and Fotherby Street, 100 metres away from Victoria Street Tesco.

Our address is:
The Church, King Edward Street, Grimsby DN31 3JD.

The venue is on the first floor above Docks Beers.

getting to docks academy


We are a 16 minute walk from Grimsby Town train station.  The scenic and quickest route is down Victoria Street to the Riverhead, cross over Frederick Ward Way. Take the foot bridge over the river Freshney and walk straight along the waterfront footpath past the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre and then Sainsburys on your left and all the way up to Corporation Bridge.  Cross over the bridge and head straight over the Victoria Street traffic lights.  At the roundabout by the entry to Victoria Street Tesco turn left up King Edward Street.

via bus

The nearest stop is Victoria Street Tesco on bus routes 1, 2 and 20. Buses can be caught from the bus terminal at the Riverhead Exchange in the Town Centre.

Timetables for local bus services are available to view below:

bus timetables

via car

Head for the Victoria Street Tesco. We are well placed if you are heading into Grimsby on the A180. At the last roundabout on the dual carriageway into town take the second exit and turn left on to Lower Spring Street (just after KFC) and right on to King Edward Street.


There is limited on street parking on King Edward Street. The nearest 24 hour public car park is Grime Street pay and display a 7 minute walk away. There is also time limited parking in the Victoria Retail Carpark opposite the Academy and at Victoria Street Tesco.

ticket info

Why are you selling tickets by table?

Due to COVID-19, we have decided to sell tickets on a table basis. We have available:

General Admission – Table for 2. (This ticket option will allow entry for up to 2 people who will be allocated their own table)

General Admission – Table for 4. (This ticket option will allow entry for up to 4 people who will be allocated their own table)

General Admission – Table for 6. (This ticket option will allow entry for up to 6 people who will be allocated at their own table)

Please note, in order to comply with government guidance, no more than 6 people will be allowed at any table.

Will it be appropriate for me and my guests?

Each event on the website will list an age recommendation. If the event is 18 plus, please ensure you bring a suitable form of ID. If we find anyone onsite who is underage or without suitable ID, you may be asked to leave the event.

How do I book tickets?

Tickets are available to purchase online only.

Click here to view the programme and book your event choice.

Please note, all Docks Academy ticket sales are handled online by SeeTickets. We do not have a box office on site. If you are unable to book online please come to the Docks Beers taproom and our staff will help you make an online purchase.

How will I get my ticket?

Tickets will be emailed to you as a Print at Home Ticket. Please ensure you bring these with you either as a printout or on a phone/mobile device and have them ready as you arrive at the venue. We need to scan these tickets on arrival.

If you cannot find your ticket confirmation email please check your inbox and spam for emails from If you can’t find an email the next step is to contact SeeTickets as they cannot release your data to us.

Customers may also collect pre-paid tickets from our box office on the day of the performance if they specified collection when booking their tickets.

Refunds & what happens if we go into lockdown again and the event can’t take place?

We operate a full refund policy via SeeTickets. This means that if any of our events are not able to take place SeeTickets will refund the ticket price, plus the booking fee. Rest assured SeeTickets is one of the biggest ticket providers in the UK. They sell tickets for many of the biggest festivals and events. Customers can be assured that their money is in safe hands.

For SeeTickets’ terms and conditions please visit this page

See Tickets Terms & Conditions

I am unable to use tickets I have purchased

We regret Docks Academy cannot buy back or resell tickets. However, you can relist them for resale on See Tickets. For more information visit:

See Tickets Fan-to-Fan Resales


We regret that the Docks Academy is not yet wheelchair accessible. Currently the only way of entering the Docks Academy is via one flight of stairs. Please rest assured wheelchair access remains our highest priority. We have plans to install a wheelchair accessible lift in the future and we are grateful for your continued forbearance.

general info

What happens if I arrive late?

We ask customers to arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the event start time. If you arrive late, you may not be allowed to be admitted at artists discretion.

What will happen in bad weather?

The team will endeavour to ensure the most timely process of scanning tickets and permitting you entrance to the venue. All safety guidelines must be followed, so we suggest wearing appropriate outer-wear, should the weather be bad and you find yourself in a queue. We thank you for your forbearance and cooperation with this.

Can I bring my dog?

Guide, hearing and assistance dogs are welcome to the Academy

Am I allowed to smoke / vape?

Smoking; including e-cigarettes and vaping, is strictly not permitted within the building. There is a smoking area outside the venue.

Are there any items I cannot bring to Docks Academy?

The following list of items is prohibited:

Alcohol, own food and drink, glass containers or bottles, potential weapons, portable laser equipment including laser pens or any illegal or offensive items. Professional Recording Equipment.

We politely request that you do not record or photograph the events at Docks Academy. We have a professional photographer on site, anyone found recording or photographing may be asked to leave.

covid-19 info - updated july 2021

Docks Academy wants to keep you updated on changes in our processes as Covid regulations relax from 19th July. We want to welcome you back as safely as we can to full capacity performances at Docks Academy and we shall be taking the following measures to deliver fantastic, safe events;

Please help us by abiding by these guidelines:

  • Please don’t come to our events if you have Covid symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to infection. If you have purchased a ticket and are now suffering from Covid symptoms, or fear you may be an infection risk, please contact us.
  • We will not be operating a certification or NHS COVID pass scheme to enter our shows.
  • Please support the return of live events by taking a lateral flow test before attending a gig. 15 minutes of your time supports everyone’s safety #TakeaTest 
  • Free tests are available from your local pharmacy or free home delivery here:
  • There will no longer be restrictions on group sizes or a requirement to sit at a table (except at seated shows). Our programme will revert back to full capacity, seated or standing depending on the nature of the event.
  • We will no longer provide table service. We ask all customers to revert back to making drink orders at the bar during the event.
  • Our staff have been encouraged to keep wearing masks. We encourage customers to do the same but if you choose not to you won’t be refused entry, but we’d ask that you respect other people’s choices to do so. If you are vulnerable, we strongly recommend that you wear a mask if you are able, and avoid close contact with those who have chosen not to wear a mask.
  • We will keep hand sanitiser points for you to use, and we encourage you all to keep up with thorough and regular washing of hands. 
  • We will retain Track and Trace QR codes for customers to check in, but on a voluntary basis only.
  • Docks Academy will continue to keep the venue well ventilated with doors and windows open where we can to enable air to circulate the space. We also encourage you to use outdoor spaces before, between and after performances.
  • We will be deep cleaning the building regularly, and we will be using contact cleaning solutions which will reduce the risk of contact infections.
  • We will remain a Cashless venue. Card payments only please.
  • We recommend booking tickets in advance and this will continue to be a contactless service. Tickets purchased on the door will also be card payment only.

We want to thank you all for your constant support and consideration for our team, who’ve worked so hard over a difficult year. We are excited to now be moving forward, but please rest assured we’ll always do our best to keep you safe within government guidelines.