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Your welfare for a safe festival is of primary importance to us. We were shocked and saddened by the recent attacks in Manchester and London. and are working with all our venues, the police, security and other partners to implement increased security measures at the festival in line with expert advice 

Please note that this includes additional measures in place regarding security presence and security checks for the safety and well being of festival goers and staff: 

To comply with the security procedures, there will be no left luggage facility at the Festival this year. Please do not bring your suitcases to venues including the Showroom Cinema where there has been a cloakroom in previous years as they will not be permitted inside the venue and there will be nowhere to store them. Keep them safe at your hotel and ask your hotel reception who will advise of luggage storage options.

Bag searches will be in operation this year. We want to get you inside as quickly as possible so help our security and venue staff do this by only bringing small bags, small rucksacks, laptop bags or delegate bags to venues. Think just like when you’re going through the airport: pack light! We can’t guarantee entry with anything larger than a small rucksack or laptop bag. Entry to all venues at Sheffield Doc/Fest is at the discretion of venue management: we work with so many brilliant venues and we really appreciate you complying with their individual security procedures when entering.

Please don’t bring outside drinks into venues: security will not allow these in with the exclusion of sealed bottles of water no larger than 500ml.

We thank you so much in advance for your cooperation and goodwill. If you have any questions please contact us.