The Arms of Sleep: Additional Information

Below is some practical information about this event. If you have any questions that aren't answered below please email

What should I bring with me?
Bring a simple overnight bag including toothpaste, toothbrush, Pyjamas etc.

What kind of bed will I be given?
Each audience member will be given one single bed with a mattress, sheet, duvet and pillow. Beds will be c. 1 metre apart from each other.
If you have any queries about access please email

Toilets will be accessible all night; The Assembly House has men’s, women’s & disabled access toilets. Wash basins in the toilets will be used for brushing teeth etc. Showers will not be available.

Personal belongings
There will be a secure place for personal belonging to be stored. Please note that personal belongings are brought at your own risk.

Can I bring my phone?
To get the best Arms of Sleep experience possible we suggest you leave your phone at home.

Will I actually get to sleep?
Yes. There will be a designated ‘quiet time’ for a few hours where no performances will be taking place.

Will I need to set an alarm?
No. You will be gently woken by the choir.

What if I can’t sleep / want to leave?
There will be designated quiet areas for people to sit in if they can’t sleep. If you need to leave you will be able to.

Food & drink
Make sure to eat dinner before you come. Water and refreshments will be available during the event and breakfast will be included. 

Will I be filmed/photographed while I sleep?

Age recommendation
Due to the nature of this event, we are recommending that it is for ages 18+

Is there overnight parking available?
Chantry Road car park (directly behind The Assembly House) is open 24/7. Parking between 6.30pm and 9am costs only £2. Chantry Road car park has 4 Blue Badge parking spaces. Click here for more details.