Tickets & Booking

The choice is most definitely yours when it comes to booking some kick arts Festival shows. Sleep is not an option.


Tix for Twenty

See a Festival show for just $20. During the Festival we'll offer limited $20 tickets to selected shows. Just join our waitlist!

Writers Week Multi-Passes

All passes, including our new Friday off Work pass, give you a place at the front of the queue with a preferential booking period from 29 January. 

Early Bird Tickets

Book early and save! For the first time at the New Zealand Festival you can buy discounted tickets for most shows until 30 November. 


Access information: Accessible performances, seating requests, transport, physical venue info and hearing loop info.

Visiting Wellington

Called the world’s “coolest little city” by VOGUE, Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, world-class café and restaurant culture, and active outdoor lifestyle.

You'll be hard pressed to find a city in the world that's easier to get around, which makes it ideal for getting between Festival events. Wellington enjoys more cafés, bars and restaurants per capita than New York City, so you can fuel your Festival experience with the tastiest local food, craft beers and wine. Come January, Festival deals from many of them can be found here. If you are staying over, we’ve got some fantastic hotels to choose from.

A creative, cosmopolitan city, Wellington combines the sophistication of a capital with the warmth and personality of a village. It’s also loved by our visiting artists – who you’ll likely bump in to on Cuba Street or wandering along our beautiful waterfront.

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