Booking Information

Where can I buy tickets?

  • Relevant online booking lnks are on every show/event page.
  • Tickets for most shows are available through Ticketek. More information below.
  • Tickets for shows hosted at The Court Theatre can be purchased at the venue.
  • Tickets to Christchurch Symphony Orchestra performances are available via Eventfinder.
  • Some shows/exhibitions are door sales only or have no admission charge; this will be outlined on the relevant show page.

Each of the ticketing agencies
 listed above will charge their own transaction fees, you can save money by booking for multiple shows in one purchase with the individual agency.


Door Sales are subject to availability. Any Door Sales will be available to purchase at the venue from 60 minutes prior to the start of the performance. You may purchase with Cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard.


Some shows offer discount/concession prices to the following:

Senior Citizens 65+ (with SuperGold Card)

Student (with valid ID)

Beneficiary (with Community Services Card)

Children (aged 14 and under). All children over two years require a ticket. Please note: only selected shows have child prices.


Please check the venues page for specific disabled access information


In the unlikely event of a show cancellation, information will be posted to our news section.


Friends of the Festival membership entitles you to a preferential booking period. Click here for details about the benefits of becoming a Friend.

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National, Toll Free: 
0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 538)
Mobile Phone Bookings and Enquiries: (04) 384 3840

Call Centre Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 8pm
Sat/Sun/Public Holidays: 9am-5pm 

Click here to see the full list of Ticketek locations.


Booking fees from $2.00 per ticket apply to all Christchurch Arts Festival shows booked through Ticketek and are in addition to the advertised ticket price. Delivery/collection charges may also apply.

If booking through a ticketing agent a booking fee of $3.00 per ticket applies (capped at $12 per transaction). A credit card surcharge applies as follows: MasterCard / VISA / American Express 2.55% and Diners 2.65%.

Tickets to Christchurch Arts Festival shows held at the Isaac Theatre Royal are subject to ITR booking fees. For full information please contact the theatre box office directly. Please note that these fees include an Earthquake Redevelopment Levy of $2.50 included in the ticket price on every ticket sold with a purchase price of $35 and over.


Ticket prices include GST. General Admission events do not
 have allocated seating. Door sales are 
only as available and we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. The use of mobile telephones or similar devices is not permitted during the shows. The use of cameras or other recording devices is strictly 
prohibited. We reserve the right to admit latecomers at a suitable 
point in the performance. If there is no suitable point, latecomers may not be permitted entrance.


The Christchurch Arts Festival reluctantly reserves the right to change the schedule by amending dates or replacing shows or artists. Any changes will be advertised on the Festival website and in The Press. There are no exchanges or refunds on ticket price or service fees except as required by law or in the event that a show is cancelled. Transaction fees are not refundable. Tickets are non-transferable between events. No refunds or exchanges on lost or stolen tickets.