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Festival Info

Booking information

Tickets for events at Carriageworks, Sydney Town Hall and City Recital Hall can be booked directly through Sydney Writers’ Festival. For tickets to events at other venues please refer to the individual  event pages on our website. Transaction fees apply for all tickets purchased online and over the phone. Family and YA events do not incur a booking fee when purchased in an order only containing Family or YA events.

2024 Ticket Bundle Deals!

  • Buy 3 events and get 10% off!
  • Buy 5 events and get 15% off!
  • Buy 7 events and get 20% off!

Bundle discounts are automatically applied at the checkout. 

Rush tickets 

We have $20 rush tickets available for a selection of events at Carriageworks from Thursday to Sunday. Swing by the Festival Box Office to see the day’s offerings and grab your tickets. Rush tickets are only available on the day of the event and must be purchased in person.

New website 

Sydney Writers' Festival has launched a new website. If you need help navigating our new site, please take a look at the following help documents on how to use new features: 

Please find the ticketing terms and conditions here

A booking fee is a flat fee added to every order. This is not a credit card fee. The booking fee for 2024 is $7.00. 

Concession tickets are available to all children aged 16 and under and valid concession card holders including full-time students, Health Care Card holders and Pensioners Concession Card Holders. You may be required to show proof of eligibility when entering the venue. Please make sure you have your concession card with you when you arrive, whether it is a government/Centrelink pension or health care card, or a student card.  

Children aged two and under are eligible for free entry if they do not require a seat and can sit on a lap. They do not receive a physical ticket; those aged three and over will need to book a ticket at Concession price.  

All Print at Home (PAH) Tickets purchased prior to 13 May 2024 will be sent out in the week leading up to the Festival. If you do not receive your PAH-Ticket 48 hours out from your first event, please email ticketing@swf.org.au or call the box office on 02 9256 4200 to get your ticket(s) arranged immediately.  Mobile Tickets will be sent out 5 days prior to the Festival commencing. Again, please contact the box office to get your tickets sent out if you have not received them.  

Tickets are available to book online up to 30 minutes before an event commences. After this you can purchase a ticket at our Carriageworks or Venue Specific Box Office. Venue box offices open one prior to the event start time.