How Do I Get VIP Tickets to the Wimbledon Championships?
By Ed C
Updated 14th December 2021
Wimbledon is the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world and there are a various ways to obtain tickets. Whether you end up watching the big screen with a picnic on Henman Hill, or watching the Finals from the Royal Box, Wimbledon is a fantastic day for tennis fans.
In this article, we focus on the options available to fans looking for the very finest experience the Tournament has to offer.
The Wimbledon Royal Box
Since 1922, the most exclusive ticket to the Championships, is a seat in the Royal Box on Centre Court.
Invitations to the Royal Box are made by the Chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC). Invitations are typically made to members of the Royal family, figures from the world of tennis, commercial partners of the AELTC, prominent figures from the media, patrons and sponsors of British tennis and various other walks of life.
The Royal Box has 74 seats, which are dark green Lloyd Loom wicker chairs with padded seating. Access to the Royal Box is via the Clubhouse and is guarded by uniformed members of the armed services.
For tennis fans, there is arguably no better view of the action than from the Royal Box. Situated right behind the South baseline of Centre Court, guests are somewhat on show to other spectators and cameras around the Court. Despite the prominent position, however, the perks of sitting in the Royal Box are hidden from view and to some extent, shrouded in mystery.
Before the start of play, guests are also treated to a decadent lunch in the Clubhouse. Diners can expect the very finest cuisine the Tournament has to offer, with poached lobster and vintage Champagne being firm favourites.
If you are hoping for a seat in the Royal Box, there is not much you can do except live your best life and hope for an invitation.
There is however, a comparable experience that allows you to enjoy a similar level of luxury from a seat on the same level as the Royal Box.
Wimbledon Debenture Tickets
The next best thing to a seat in the Royal Box is a Wimbledon Debenture Ticket seat.
Debenture Tickets are the most sought after tickets to the Tournament, offering tennis fans the very best views of the action.
For those looking for the VIP experience, Debenture seats are situated on the same seating tier as the Royal Box. Debenture Ticket holders have unrivalled access to Centre Court, No.1 Court and other exclusive surroundings within the Wimbledon Grounds.
Ticket holders are also granted exclusive access to the most prestigious restaurants the AELTC has to offer. These include The Champions' Room, The Renshaw Restaurant and The Courtside Restaurant.
Access to the Grounds is via Gate 4 on Church Road, which is reserved for Debenture Ticket Holders.
Car Park 8 at the |Ground is also reserved for Debenture Ticket Holders and disabled parking only. Car Park 8 offers the most direct access to the Centre Court and No. 1 Court and bypasses the notorious Wimbledon queue.
There is also a special Debenture drop-off zone for Debenture Ticket Holders inside Car Park 8.
How do I buy VIP Debenture tickets to Wimbledon?
Wimbledon Debenture Tickets can be purchased from Wimbledon Debenture owners. Debenture owners who will hold tickets to either Centre Court or No.1 Court for each day of the Tournament for 5 years, are entitled to sell their tickets for any days that they cannot or do not want to attend.
Debenture Tickets are the only tickets to Wimbledon that can be legally bought and sold. If you purchase a Debenture Ticket and then decide not to attend, you will also be able to sell your ticket.
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