Regatta Enclosure

The Regatta Enclosure is situated on the Berkshire bank, just downstream from the Stewards' Enclosure. It is open to competitors, supporters and the general public. The Regatta Enclosure offers seating alongside the river and in an open grandstand. There is an excellent covered restaurant, an outside dining area and a bar.

Regatta Enclosure admission badges are valid for the whole day and must be worn at all times within the Enclosure. Badges are also valid for entry into the Boat Tent area, (see Site Map). Please note, large bags are not permitted within these areas.

Children of all ages are welcome and admission is free to under 14s when accompanied by an adult who has purchased a Regatta Enclosure admission badge.

Visitors to the Regatta Enclosure are reminded that there are extensive search procedures, and an increased security presence throughout the site and the surrounding area.  As a result, it will take slightly longer to access the Car Parks and Enclosures, so please allow additional time.

Only small handbags may be brought into the Regatta Enclosure and will be subject to a search policy by the Regatta’s security team.  No large bags may be taken into the Regatta Enclosure and there are no left luggage facilities.  It would assist us if you could present any bags ready for inspection at the Enclosure Entrance and have your admission badge clearly visible so it can be checked.

Your cooperation with the Regatta’s security team, who are on duty throughout the site, is appreciated.


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 2021 Badge Office opening times will be confirmed in due course.

By Telephone

Orderline: 01491 571900


Monday - Friday, 9.30 am - 1.00 pm and
2.00 pm - 4.30 pm.


Orderline is not available after 4.30 pm on Wednesday 24th June 2020.

In Person

Regatta Headquarters, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2LY


Monday - Friday, 9.30 am - 1.00 pm and
2.00 pm - 4.30 pm.


Regatta Headquarters is closed on Thursday 25th June 2020. From Friday 26th June, Regatta Headquarters is open on the Regatta site 10.00 am to 4.00 pm daily, except on Sunday 28th June when it is closed.

During Regatta

From the Badge Sales Office on the Regatta site situated at the entrance to the Regatta Enclosure. The Office opens half an hour prior to the start of racing. Subject to availability.


Is by insured courier (see Terms and Conditions).

Payment may be made by cash, Visa debit and Visa/MasterCard credit cards.

Ticket Availability Frequently Asked Questions

Special Offers

Group Discount

On the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday a Group Discount of 10% is available to parties purchasing more than 10 admission badges.

School Parties

10% discount on orders for 10 or more badges on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. One free staff badge for every 10 children or badge holders brought into the Enclosure.

Parking may be purchased for school minibuses and coaches on Fawley Meadows (see Site Map).  Limited parking is available for minibuses on Butler's Field.

Please note discount offers above are not available for online purchases.


For family parties there is no admission charge for children under 14 years of age, when accompanied by an adult who has purchased a Badge.

What to wear

The atmosphere is less formal than the Stewards' Enclosure as there is no dress code, although many who attend do enter into the spirit of the Regatta, wearing club blazers and other rowing apparel.

Opening times

The enclosures open half an hour before racing commences each day. The hours during which racing takes place vary each day with the number of entries received. In recent years the general pattern illustrated below has proved fairly consistent:

Day First Race Last Race Approximate
Number of Races
Wednesday 08.30 am 7.20 pm 88 Heats
Thursday 08.30 am 7.25 pm 80 Heats
Friday 08.30 am 7.20 pm 67 Quarter-finals
Saturday 10.00 am 7.00 pm 44 Semi-finals
Sunday 11.30 am 4.30 pm 23 Finals

The Prizegiving Ceremony takes place on Sunday at 5.00 pm.

The Racing Timetable for the first day of racing will be published on the evening of the Sunday prior,
and then updated each evening once the Regatta has started.

Food & Drink


Offers a three-course plated lunch including a seafood platter. There are two sittings at 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm, as well as afternoon tea available from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm.

To view the price list click here or to download a booking form click here

Regatta Enclosure restaurant bookings close at 4.00 pm on Monday 29th June 2020.  Please make enquiries at the restaurant should you wish to make a reservation.

For further information call 01242 541590 (Monday - Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm).


The Deli Bar is open all day serving hot and cold drinks, a selection of freshly made sandwiches and baguettes, salads and hot dishes.


The Regatta Enclosure Bar serves a range of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, including Pimm's, champagne and real ale.
Drinks, food and picnics may not be brought into the Regatta Enclosure.
Travel & Parking at Henley Regatta

Travel & Parking

Henley Royal Regatta attracts thousands of visitors over the five-day period. The roads approaching Henley will be busy and subject to a one-way system and restrictions during the Regatta. Main approach roads will be reinforced by temporary signage.

The taxi drop off area is on the main road, a short walk from the enclosures.

Please plan your journey carefully and allow extra travelling time, or consider choosing public transport options. 

More Information

Regatta Shops

During the Regatta there are two 'pop-up' shops. The main shop is located by the Boat Tent area, and is open from Thursday 25th June until Sunday 5th July. There is also a kiosk within the Regatta Enclosure. 

During the remainder of the year, the Regatta Headquarters shop is open weekdays from 9.00 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm. Alternatively, you may prefer to shop online.

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Download the Site Plan for the Henley Royal Regatta in PDF format by clicking the button below.

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