Create your perfect festival with our My Perfect Festival packages. Enjoy a selection of the Artistic Director’s Festival highlights and relax between events at our private lounge in Walsh Bay.

Each day pass includes tickets to four Walsh Bay events handpicked by Michaela McGuire plus access to our private lounge (open 10am-5pm Thurs–Fri and 10am-4pm Sat–Sun) on Pier 2/3 with complimentary food, tea, coffee and soft drinks available throughout the day, and a complimentary drink after 5pm at The Hemingway Bar.

My Perfect Festival passes are $180. Please note packages are limited, so we encourage you to book early. Passes will be mailed from mid-April.

Terms and conditions:
Each pass includes one ticket per event, access to the private lounge for one person only, and a voucher for a complimentary beverage at The Hemingway Bar.
Lounge access includes complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages
Passes are valid for the nominated day only and do not carry over
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable
A $5 transaction fee applies to every purchase

THURSDAY MAY 25

Program A

22 Brexit | Roslyn Packer Theatre | 11.30am-12.30pm
42 Question Time | Pier 2/3 the Loft | 1.30-2.30pm
101 Crimes of the Father | Wharf 2 Theatre | 3-4pm
63 Sebastian Mallaby: The Man Who Knew | Pier 2/3 Main Stage | 4.30-5.30pm

THIS PACKAGE IS SOLD OUT. 

Program B

24 The Art of Biography | Roslyn Packer Theatre | 10-11am
32 Historical Fiction: Chick Lit with Wimples? | Pier 2/3 The Loft | 11.30am-12.30pm
65 Viola Di Grado: Hollow Heart | Philharmonia Studio | 3-4pm
64 Pamela Paul: By The Book | Pier 2/3 The Loft | 4.30-5.30pm

THIS PACKAGE IS SOLD OUT. 
 

FRIDAY MAY 26

Program A

86 A Murderer in the Family | Roslyn Packer Theatre | 10-11am
249 Still Lucky | Wharf 2 Theatre | 11.30am-12.30pm
107 Tragedy Plus Time | Pier 2/3 The Loft | 1.30-2.30pm
131 On Brett Whiteley: Art Life and the Other Thing | Wharf 2 Theatre | 4.30-5.30pm

THIS PACKAGE IS SOLD OUT. 

Program B

97 Deng Adut: Songs of a War Boy | Roslyn Packer Theatre | 11.30am-12.30pm
112 Foreign Correspondents: Anecdotes from Abroad | Wharf 2 Theatre | 1.30-2.30pm
119 Susan Faludi: In the Darkroom | Roslyn Packer Theatre | 3-4pm
127 Rob Schmitz: Street of Eternal Happiness | Richard Wherrett Studio | 4.30-5.30pm

THIS PACKAGE IS SOLD OUT. 

 

SATURDAY MAY 27

Program A

146 Stop the World, I Want to Get Off | Pier 2/3 Club Stage | 10-11am
158 Resist! | Pier 2/3 Main Stage | 11.30am-12.30pm
172 John Safran: Depends What You Mean By Extremist | Pier 2/3 The Loft | 1.30-2.30pm
181 Fake News and Alternative Facts | Richard Wherrett Studio | 3-4pm

THIS PACKAGE IS SOLD OUT. 

Program B

154 Joy Williams: Ninety-Nine Stories of God | Wharf 2 Theatre | 10-11am
161 Dreams of Her Real Self: Writers on Helen Garner | Roslyn Packer Theatre | 11.30am-12.30pm
179 Nadja Speigelman: I'm Supposed to Protect You From All This | Pier 2/3 Main Stage | 3-4pm
191 Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales: Our Reading Year | Roslyn Packer Theatre | 4.30-5.30pm

THIS PACKAGE IS SOLD OUT. 

 

SUNDAY MAY 28

Program A

218 25 Years of Alibrandi: Have a Say Day | Pier 2/3 The Loft | 11.30am-12.30pm
226 Sex, Blood and Death | Pier 2/3 The Loft | 1.30-2.30pm
236 Clementine Ford: Fight Like a Girl | Roslyn Packer Theatre | 3-4pm
241 Deliberate and Afraid of Nothing | Pier 2/3 Main Stage | 4.30-5.30pm

THIS PACKAGE IS SOLD OUT. 

Program B

211 Mikhail Zygar: All the Kremlin's Men | Pier 2/3 The Loft | 10-11am
243 Frank Moorhouse: Is Writing Still a Way of Life? | Pier 2/3 Main Stage | 11.30am-12.30pm
225 Do Bad Times Make For Great Art? | Pier 2/3 Main Stage | 1.30-2.30pm
235 Border Force | Richard Wherrett Studio | 3-4pm

THIS PACKAGE IS SOLD OUT.