Writers Week Passes

Choose a day, take five, or go all out

Bookmark Pass

The ultimate pass offering 15 tickets to Writers Week sessions at the Embassy, BATS and Circa theatres, with 36 events to choose between. Or use your pass for multiple tickets to each event, so you can share the experience with someone else. Buy a Bookmark Pass.

Take 5 Pass

A great little deal offering five tickets to Writers Week sessions at the Embassy, BATS and Circa theatres. Buy a Take 5 Pass.

Friday Off Work Pass

A whole day to free your mind. Pass includes six sessions at the Embassy, BATS and Circa theatres, plus a free coffee and a packed lunch. Buy a Friday Pass.

If you have any particular dietary requirements, please email ticketing@festival.co.nz.

Delivery of your Pass

When booking your Writers Week Pass please select one of the following delivery options:


If you select 'Box Office Collection', you will be sent your event vouchers in the post. From 29 January these can be redeemed for tickets to the Writers Week sessions of your choice. This redemption must be done in person at a Ticketek agency or, during Writers Week, at the Embassy Theatre.


If you select email, you will receive a booking form once the full programme is announced on 28 January. You will need to make your selections for tickets on that form and email it to Ticketek by Sunday 14 February. After this date, if we have not received your form with your selections, or if you chose to book some but not all of your allocation, you will automatically be sent vouchers which can then be redeemed in person at a Ticketek box office.