Ticket Information

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Ticket Sales Dates

Advance tickets: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (only available for Festival members)
School groups: Monday, September 11, 2017
General tickets: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

How to Buy

Online: writersfest.bc.ca
Phone: 604-681-6330 ext. 111
In person: The Festival box office is located on Granville Island at Festival House, 1398 Cartwright Street.
All box office sales—by phone, online or in person—close three hours before the start of each event. For last-minute ticket purchases, visit the event venue 45 minutes prior to the performance.

Box Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
Saturdays from September 16 — Oct 21: Noon – 4:00 pm
Closed statutory holidays

MasterCard, Visa and cash (in person) are accepted. Please note that many events sell out in advance.

General Information

  • Senior discount (65+): $2 per ticket
  • Festival Member discount: $2 per ticket (conditions apply)
  • Programming is subject to change without notice. Visit writersfest.bc.ca for the latest program updates.
  • Please check your tickets carefully as there are no exchanges.

Refunds will only be given for cancelled events.

Theatre Wire service charges are $3.75 per ticket for online and phone purchases and $2.00 per ticket for in-person sales at the Festival box office and at the door. A $.50 service charge applies to all school group tickets.

Tickets for Youth Under 30

For the first time, we’re offering youth under 30 years of age the opportunity to see Vancouver Writers Fest events for only $15 (some exceptions may apply; does not include service charge). This replaces our previous ‘Student Discount’.

6 for 5 Deal for Members

Members of the Vancouver Writers Fest can receive six tickets for the price of five (lowest-priced ticket cost waived). A promotional code to access this Members-only deal will be sent to all VWF members in the Membership package mailed in mid-August. Offer is available for a limited time. For further information about membership, click here.

Box Office Specials

Full-Day Subscriptions
For patrons attending four events on Friday or Saturday (or eight events across both days), we offer a limited number of full-day subscriptions. To access the subscription via theatrewire.com, select the events you wish to attend on those days. Savings will be automatically applied to your order when you have enough eligible events in your cart. This limited offer is available only for bundles of multiple events, not multiple tickets to a single event.

Subscription price (includes service charge):

  • Friday: $70 (save up to $25).
  • Saturday: $80 (save up to $30).
  • Friday & Saturday: $140 (save up to $60).

Less than 30 subscriptions are available for each day.
*Please note: The Literary Cabaret is not included as part of the Full-Day subscription.