Whilst not named at the time, the Royal Enclosure was arguably conceived in 1822 when a two-storey building was constructed with its own lawn and admission was by invitation of the King. Membership is by invitation only. Members can book badges for themselves and guests, book car parking or sponsor new members. 
Due to the current circumstances regarding Covid-19, the Royal Enclosure Office staff are working remotely.  Please email any queries to [email protected] and the team will respond to you.


This is an update further to those of 12th November 202022nd February 2021 and 23rd March 2021.

Following the Government’s confirmation on 5th April that England was able to move to Step 2 of its Roadmap on 12th April, and the publication of its Roadmap Reviews Update, we now have in part an update in relation to the Royal Enclosure this year.
We continue to prepare for Royal Ascot against a background of uncertainty.  If the Roadmap stays on track to move to Step 3 (scheduled to be confirmed not before 10th May for 17th May implementation), we will be permitted to welcome some racegoers in June for the first time since February 2020, which we much look forward to. 
However, we still do not know whether we will be permitted to host racegoers to a total capacity of 4,000 or 10,000 per day. This range reflects the complexity of where racecourses sit within current Government guidance for crowds at sporting events. For fixed seated stadia the rules are clearer. Our final capacity and operational requirements will also have to be approved by our local health and safety authorities. Regardless, given that a normal Royal Ascot average total attendance is some 60,000 per day, numbers at Royal Ascot 2021 will be greatly reduced. 

With kind regards,

Guy Henderson, Chief Executive, Ascot.

Dress Code

The Royal Enclosure is synonymous with sartorial elegance. This is upheld by a formal Dress Code, which guests are invited to embrace with their own individual style and thus contribute to an occasion heralded internationally as a major fashion event.