Tickets & booking

Cutting-edge theatre, dance, music and much more is yours for the taking. Come and experience art for everyone, everywhere in Wellington.


Early Bird tickets!

Book early and save! You can buy discounted Early Bird tickets for most shows until 27 November. 

Book Big & Win

Buy tickets for two or more shows and you'll automatically be in the draw to win a luxurious holiday for two in the Cook Islands.

Take 5 Pass

Grab a Writers & Readers Take 5 Pass now for 20% off normal ticket prices – includes advance booking from 1 February.


Access information: Find out about our accessible performances, seating requests, transport, physical venue info and more.

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 into on Cuba Street or wandering along our beautiful waterfront.

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Stay & Play Deals

Enjoy amazing food, drink and more with Wellington's best hosts.