Where is Dancing on Ice filmed? Set location for ITV dance show - and if you can get tickets to watch it live

Dancing on Ice began on 16 January 2022

ITV is airing the new series of fan favourite, Dancing on Ice.

The show, which has been airing since 2006, with a three-year hiatus, has a star-studded lineup from soap stars to singers and former Olympians.

But where is the show filmed, and can you see it in person?

Who hosts Dancing on Ice?

Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are in their second stint of hosting the show together.

The duo's first run last five years, from 2006 to 2011, before Holly left and Phil went in 2014 when Christine Lampard took over.

But the popular double act made their return to the show in 2018 and have held hosting duties ever since.

Where is Dancing on Ice filmed? 

Previously, Dancing on Ice was filmed at the George Lucas Stage at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire when it first began in 2006.

However, since 2018, the show is now filmed at a purpose-built rank at RAF Bovingdon, near Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire.

In the past, host Philip Schofield has said: “Yes it has ice in the centre of it and there is a competition but it will look and feel different. There is a new studio, Jayne and Chris are on the panel and that frees up our professional dancers to choreograph.”

Can you watch Dancing on Ice live? 

Although it is possible to get tickets to watch the show, it is very difficult to do. SRO Audiences allocates the tickets, and on their website, they say: “We try to be as fair as we can about issuing the tickets. Successful applicants are randomly selected from amongst those who apply. We aim to email tickets to the successful applicants as quickly as possible.”

But because of Covid, things have become more difficult. The website said: “This year for Dancing on Ice, we shall be admitting the audience in a different way to usual; we never know in advance whether each group will attend, or will use all of their tickets, and we, therefore, over-issue tickets to compensate for the inevitable no-shows and base the over-issue on the attendance at previous recordings of a show.

“At most shows, we admit regular ticket holders on a first-come-first-served basis. We shall be recording this show with each group will be seated at a table.

“In order to make the most of the available space and accommodate as many people as possible, groups who fit the available tables will be favoured.

“Therefore, although hopefully we shall still accommodate everyone who attends, at this production, if a group arrives after your party but the size of their group fits the available seats and yours does not, that group may be admitted first.”

There are three types of tickets available, Production, Priority and Regular.

Production tickets are allocated by the production company to friends and family of the team. Priority tickets are for people who have a priority note from SRO and regular tickets are the standard tickets you can buy.

The SRO Website provides an application where you can gain a chance to get free tickets to see the show. Repeat applications will be discounted and if you’re successful, there is free parking on site for ticket holders.

Dancing on Ice began airing on Sunday 16 January 2022 at 6:30 pm on ITV and will run every Sunday at the same time on ITV for 10 weeks.

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