What is the venue policy on crowd surfing or moshing?

Crowd surfing and moshing are dangerous and may cause injury to you or those around you. The venue will not tolerate these practices and patrons found participating may be ejected from the event, without a refund.

Can I smoke/use an e-cigarette (vaping) in The OVO Hydro?

In accordance with legislation in Scotland and SEC Ltd company policy, smoking is prohibited in all internal areas of the venue. This includes the use of e-cigarettes.


Can I bring a bag into the venue?

Small bags, such as handbags and small carrier/shopping bags, are permitted into the venue. Suitcases, large handbags (A3 size/30cm x 42cm and above) , backpacks/rucksacks are not permitted at events in the OVO Hydro or SEC Armadillo. Large bags not permitted into the venue can be deposited in the Cloakroom in the SEC Centre (£5 per item). Please note that all bags are subject to security searching.

Can I bring a camera/video camera to the event?

In general audio and video recording equipment and professional cameras (SLR types and those with detachable lenses) are not permitted into events. However, small non-professional cameras and phone cameras may be permitted, unless otherwise specified by the event organiser. For further clarification of this policy for a specific event, please email the venue. Professional photographers should contact the individual event organiser directly for express permission to photograph their event.

Can I bring a ‘Selfie Stick’ into the venue?

‘Selfie Sticks’ are not permitted into the venue. This is a policy that applies to all venues on the SEC.

Flagpoles, Signs & Banners

Only signs/banners/flags under A3 size without poles will be permitted into the venue. This maybe be subject to change at the request of the event organiser.


Anyone with a sign/banner/flag within the venue that is deemed to be causing a nuisance may have the item confiscated and retuned at the end of the event where appropriate.

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