Tickets for most Festival shows are available through TICKETEK. Tickets for shows at The Court Theatre must be booked through The Court Theatre directly and tickets for Christchurch Symphony Orchestra are available through Eventfinda. Transaction fees apply.


  • 0800 TICKETEK (842 538)
  • National Toll Free (excludes Mobiles)
  • (04) 384 3840
  • Mobile Phone Bookings and Enquiries
  • The Ticketek box office for the Christchurch Arts
  • Festival is situated at the Isaac Theatre Royal,
  • 145 Gloucester St, Christchurch.
  • Open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm
  • You may also book at other Ticketek agencies.
  • Check the website for details


A service fee from $2.00 per ticket applies to all Christchurch Arts Festival shows booked through Ticketek and are in addition to the advertised ticket price. If booking through a ticketing agent a booking fee of $3.00 per ticket applies. Delivery/collection charges may also apply. A credit card surcharge applies as follows: MasterCard/VISA/AMEX 2.55% and Diners 2.65% Tickets to Christchurch Arts Festival shows held at the Isaac Theatre Royal are subject to ITR booking fees. Check the website for details
EARTHQUAKE RESTORATION LEVY - All seats sold for performances at the Isaac Theatre Royal with a retail value greater than $35 attract an Earthquake Restoration Levy of $2.50 per ticket.


  • (03) 963 0870 or 0800 333 100
  • The Court Theatre box office:
  • Bernard St, Addington, Christchurch


  • 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)
  • Christchurch i-Site Visitor Information Centre,
  • Arts Centre, 28 Worcester Blvd, Christchurch
  • Open 7 days 8.30am – 5.00pm


Service fee is included in the ticket price for Christchurch Symphony Orchestra concerts however additional credit card surcharges will apply.


Door sales will be available for Play On at the Isaac Theatre Royal from 90 minutes prior to the start of the performance, and for Gloucester Room performances from 60 minutes prior to the start of the performance. For all other Festival venues, door sales are available from 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.

Cash, EFTPOS, and all major Credit Cards will be accepted. Please note door sales are subject to availability and we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.


Senior Citizens 65+ (with SuperGold Card) Full-time Student (with valid ID) Beneficiary (with Community Services Card) Child 14 years and under. All children aged over two years must have a ticket. Please note: only selected shows have child prices.


A Family Ticket consists of 4 tickets with a maximum of 2 adults (i.e. 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children). Up to two additional child tickets may be purchased at the advertised special price when bought in conjunction with the Family Ticket.


For information about bringing school groups to the Festival, please contact


The majority of venues have accessible seating available. To book please contact the appropriate ticketing agency directly.


Information in this programme is correct at the time of printing. 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, via our Facebook page, in The Press and on NewstalkZB.

Ticket prices include GST. All sales are final and 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. No refunds or exchanges on lost or stolen tickets.

Tickets are non-transferable between events.

General Admission events do not have allocated seating. In the unlikely event of a show cancellation, information will be posted on and refunds will be issued.

Unless otherwise advised, 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. Latecomers will not be entitled to a transfer or a refund.



Book early and save! Purchase any $49* ticket before midnight on Monday 31 July and receive a 10% discount.


Book before midnight on Monday 31 July for these special multi-show offers for:

  • Chef: Come Dine With Us!
  • Sirqus Alfon: I Am Somebody
  • Starman (not available Fri 8 Sept performance)

20% OFF: Purchase a full price or A Res ticket to two of the three shows and receive a 20% discount!

30% OFF: Purchase a full price or A Res ticket to all three of the shows and receive a 30% discount!

*Conditions apply: Discount applied to full price and A Res tickets when purchased in a single transaction before midnight on Monday 31 July.


Buy a Shifting Points of View Pass for $100* and save time and money! Valid for all sessions except Peter Garrett: Big Blue Sky and the Tutae Patu Lagoon Walking Tours. Please present your Shifting Points of View Pass ticket at the box office at your first event to exchange for your named lanyard.


$20* Student Rush tickets will be available from 30 minutes prior to selected performances, upon presentation of valid student photo ID. Rush tickets are strictly limited.


Bookings for all special offers are available through TICKETEK online at or phone 0800 TICKETEK (842 538)*Service & handling fees apply.

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