BBC releases free Edinburgh dates Breaking the News show with Des Clarke

The award-winning comedy show Breaking the News will be presented to audiences in Edinburgh this month, with free tickets up for grabs.

Hosted by comedian Des Clarke, Breaking the News invites a mix of the UK’s top comedians, journalists and emerging talent to take a satirical look at the week’s news from Scotland and around the world.

And you can apply for free tickets on the BBC Scotland website, to be entered into a ballot on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The show will tour the capital on Thursday February 24 and Thursday March 24 at Summerhall in the Newington area of ​​Edinburgh.

In terms of accessibility, the main entrance to Summerhall has nine stone steps without a railing.

Step-free access is via the side entrance on Summerhall Square.

How can I register for tickets?

Tickets for this show are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. This way, when the organizers receive your ticket request, your details are added to the list of candidates.

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Tickets are usually shipped approximately three weeks prior to the taping date.

How will I know if I passed the ballot?

All eligible requests are allocated tickets in the order in which they are received, subject to the maximum number of tickets available.

If successful, you will be notified by SMS and your e-ticket(s) will be sent to your email address.

If unsuccessful, you will be kept on the waiting list in case someone cancels their tickets.

What should I bring to the show?

Please ensure you follow any specific instructions given to you regarding additional Covid measures and face coverings.

Please do not attend the show if you start to develop any of the symptoms of coronavirus or if you have come into close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19.

Each guest must bring an original approved photo ID, with the list of approved ID cards here.

A negative COVID-19 LFT result (obtained within 24 hours of attending the event) from a UK government-approved testing provider (either via an at-home kit or via a testing centre), with a certification displayed by e-mail or SMS.