September 8, 2020

Currently Christchurch is under Alert Level 2 for COVID-19 restrictions. This means that event attendance is capped at 100 in our larger venues, and fewer in the smaller venues. Because of these restrictions, we are only releasing enough tickets per event to comply with Level 2, so we advise that you buy tickets early if you do not want to miss out.

If an event is showing as ticket allocation exhausted, festival goers are able to add their name to a waiting list on the WORD webpage for each event, and  will be notified before we release remaining tickets when we are satisfied that we can move to Level 1.

Please be reassured that we are taking Ministry of Health advice around events, and even in Level 2 we will be doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our audience, speakers and staff.

For any enquiries, please email

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