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High Lodge, Thetford Forest

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Thetford Forest

Thetford Forest is the largest pine forest in the UK stretching from the south of Norfolk to north Suffolk. Composed mainly of heathland with pines and broadleaved trees, it’s the UK’s largest man-made forest covering 18,730 hectares. Every corner of the forest has something waiting to be discovered!

The Glade VIP

Get straight to the front with The Glade VIP package. The Glade VIP package is the ultimate dancing zone with access to an exclusive bar and premium food options as well as posh flushable loos all in an area right at the front of the stage!

The Glade VIP package includes: 
•    Access to The Glade for the selected concert date
•    General admission ticket 
•    Premium view at the front of the stage 
•    Private bar
•    Premium food options available to purchase
•    Premium toilet facilities
•    Souvenir Forest Live wristband
•    Separate dedicated VIP entry lane

Give the gift of live music...

Join some incredible live acts when they bring the party to the nation’s forests. With a printable gift card available, Forest Live tickets make the perfect gift for any music enthusiast even if you’ve left it until the last-minute.

How to use our printable gift card:

  1. Purchase tickets to a Forest Live show.
  2. Download the printable gift card
  3. Print it out, fill in the show details and write your personal message.
  4. Put it in a card or wrap it up!

Travel & accommodation

High Lodge, Thetford Forest is located on the Norfolk / Suffolk border between the towns of Thetford and Brandon. Search for postcode IP27 0AF to find your quickest route. When you get close to the venue, please turn your Sat Nav off and follow the yellow event signage as the event will be using different car parks and entrances to normal.

The nearest train station is Brandon (Norwich to Cambridge line), 6 miles away.

The nearest bus station is Thetford, 7 miles away.

Only pre-booked taxis will be allowed on site, we do not have a taxi rank of cars waiting for passengers. Make sure you’ve considered your return journey before arriving and book in advance.

Please use the designated pick up point to meet with your taxi or lift home. Do not arrange to meet them on the main road. This is dangerous due to high speed traffic at night and would have an adverse impact on our neighbours.

All High Lodge, Thetford Forest Live car parks open at 4:30pm.

Parking costs £8 per car in advance or free for Forestry England members. If you plan on arriving by car, a parking space must be booked in advance, alongside admission tickets. Book a parking space 

Accessible Blue Badge Parking can be requested via Forestry England using the Online Accessibility Booking Form, (same charges apply). 

Limited parking may be available on the day at a cost of £15, payable on arrival.

Running regularly between 16:00 and 19:30. Customers have to be at their pick up point within 30 minutes of the concert finishing.

High Lodge, Thetford Forest Shuttle Bus Return: from Thetford Town (Forest Live)

  • Thetford Bus Station
  • Thetford Premier Inn

Travel in a greener way with our return Shuttle Bus service to Forest Live at High Lodge, Thetford Forest. Advance booking is essential.

No camping will be allowed on site or in the car park area.

Local camping and transport to the gig is available at Little Lodge Farm 

Forest Holidays , the ultimate Forest Holiday staycations in spectacular places that tick all the boxes, naturally,  available at nearby Thorpe Forest.

For other local accommodation see Thetford Tourist Information.

Access information

We are committed to providing an excellent standard of accessible facilities to all customers who require them, due to a disability or health condition. If you have any questions about the access facilities call Forestry England on 0300 068 0400 or email

Download a High Lodge, Thetford Forest Venue Accessibility Map

Accessible parking must be pre-booked (charge of £8 applies). This is provided within the main car park and the surface is a combination of loose crushed stone and tarmac

The designated accessible arena entrance is situated 275m from the accessible car park, along a compacted gravel path and hard standing concrete pathway.

A raised Accessible Viewing Platform is provided for customers who are wheelchair users, or who have health conditions or other disabilities where they have to remain seated for long periods of time. This is situated 50m from the accessible entrance on natural grass. The platform is located 75m from the stage.  All places on the Accessible Viewing platform must be pre-booked. The platform has a non-slip surface and is double level, with access ramps. 

A ground-level, grass Accessible Viewing Area is provided alongside the viewing platform for customers who have health conditions or other disabilities and need a less crowded area and access to the accessible toilets. Please be aware the grass surface may be un-even. There will not be an unrestricted sight line of the stage in this area, as there will be customers in front of the Ground-level Grass Accessible Viewing Area who are likely to be standing up.  All places in the Ground-level Grass Accessible Viewing Area must be pre-booked. 

Registered assistance dogs are permitted, but the live sound may disturb the animal. No other dogs are allowed on site.

Lasers and strobe lighting may be used as part of the performance.

Accessible toilets are located on the ground to the side of the platform. Additional accessible toilets are located at the Information Point (situated between the accessible car park and the accessible entrance) approximately 275m from the accessible entrance along a compacted gravel path and hard standing concrete pathway.

The main drop off and pick point is 400m from the arena along crushed stone and short-mown grass paths.

If you have an accessibility need and are arriving by taxi, please read the Access Statement and complete the Forestry England Accessibility Booking form

Please read the Access Statement and then request a personal assistant ticket and/or use of any accessible facilities via Forestry England using the online Accessibility Booking Form.

Contact us

Forestry England Customer Relations are available Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (plus Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm during concert weekends).