Strictly Come Dancing 2022: how to get tickets for professional dancers pre-record and launch show audience

BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, which has featured the likes of Joe Sugg and Dan Walker is almost upon us - here’s how you can sit in the audience

Fans of the long-running BBC One show, Strictly Come Dancing can rejoice as registration is now open to be a part of the studio audience for two pre-records, which will be held at Elstree Studios in London.

There’s not long to wait until the new series of Strictly Come Dancing - and fans can now get tickets to see the launch show too.

Elstree Studios is also the studio of another much loved show set in the capital, as Eastenders is also filmed there.

Here’s what you need to know.

When is the Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers pre-record show?

The Strictly professional dancers pre-record is filmed on Wednesday, 24 August, 2022 at Elstree Film Studios, Hertfordshire, WD6 1JG. Doors open at 4:30pm.

The professional dancers will be throwing a party in Strictly fashion, with a group number full of all the usual sparkle and glamour.

There will of course be a surprise or two as well, with special guests and fun tributes to some of your favourite BBC shows.

When is the Strictly Come Dancing launch show?

The launch show, hosted by Strictly veteran Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, will be filmed at Elstree Studios on Wednesday, 7 September 2022 from 4:30pm.

Previous years have seen guests have their mobiles taken off of them upon arrival, and then given back at the end of the recording, which may once again be the case this year.

How do I get tickets to the Strictly Come Dancing pre-record show?

You can apply for tickets for the Professional Dancers Pre-Record at any time until 10pm on Sunday, 7 August, and you can apply on the official BBC website.

Be aware that there are a limited number of seats in the studio and as per the high demand, they are restricting the number of tickets that you are eligible for.

If you apply, you can apply for a maximum of one pair of tickets, and only apply if you intend to be the named ticket holder.

If your application is successful, tickets are non-transferable, and cannot be transferred to another date or transferred to a person who is not named on the ticket.

In addition, if your application is successful you must bring photo identification with you upon arrival. A full list of accepted photo ID’s can also be found on the BBC website.

How do I get tickets for the Strictly Come Dancing launch show?

Tickets for the launch show are also the same as the pre-recording show, with all of the same rules and regulations applying to both sets of tickets.

Also, like the pre-recording show, you can apply for tickets on the BBC website.

What is Strictly Come Dancing?

Strictly Come Dancing is a show hosted by BBC in which professional dancers team up with a group of celebrities, each vying to win the show and be crowned Strictly champions.

The show, which first aired back in 2004 features mainly ballroom and Latin dance, where each couple is scored by a panel of judges.

In 2021, history was made as Rose Ayling-Ellis, who was most known for her role in Eastenders won the show with Giovanni Pernice. The win was groundbreaking as Rose is deaf, but wowed fans and judges alike with her flawless routines.