Tickets to all events at WORD Christchurch Festival 2018 are accessible via the events on our website.

Events held at the Isaac Theatre Royal – Irvine Welsh: From Trainspotting to Dead Men’s Shoes and Starry, Starry Night are only available through Ticketek. All other tickets and passes are available through Dash Tickets.



All tickets purchased are subject to booking and service fees as outlined below.


ONLINE: $1 per ticket / $5 per multi-ticket offer

PHONE: 0800 484 2538
($2 per ticket)

IN PERSON: The Palms Shopping Centre – cnr Marshlands & New Brighton Roads, Shirley
($5.00 per ticket)

Credit Card Charge: 3% VISA & Mastercard / 4% AMEX


Tickets for Irvine Welsh: Train Spotting to Dead Men’s Trousers and Starry, Starry Night at the Isaac Theatre Royal will incur a Restoration Levy of $1.00 per ticket and a booking fee from $1.75 per ticket.

Delivery fees also apply:

Mobile Ticket / ezyTicket – No Charge

Venue/City Box Office Collection – No Charge

Regular Mail $2

Courier $4.75

Rural Delivery $6.25

Credit Card Charge: from 2.55%

 PHONE: 0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 538)


Isaac Theatre Royal Box Office – 145 Gloucester St

The Palms Shopping Centre – cnr Marshlands & New Brighton Roads, Shirley


SAVE!! Buy 6 tickets to WORD Christchurch Festival 2018 and only pay for 5. This offer is only available on $19/$17 tickets when booking online through Dash. Discount will be applied at the checkout. Offer available until 9am 28 August. Service fees as above.

Buy a pass for all standard events that take place before 5pm on Friday 31 August for just $85 and we’ll throw in a packed lunch for free. Excludes workshops. Service fees as above. Buy here

A limited number of Platinum Passes are available for $400. This gives you entry to all sessions and includes reserved seats. It excludes workshops, events in The Box and catered events.


Concession tickets are only available to Gold Card holders and students with ID. Service fees as above.


$12* on the day, subject to availability.
If not sold out prior, Student Rush tickets will be available from one hour prior to the session from the venue. Tickets will only be sold upon presentation of a valid Student ID. Rush tickets  are only available on $19/17 shows.

*Service fees apply.


If not sold out prior, door sales will be available from one hour prior to the session from the venue. Please note door sales are strictly limited and we advise booking early to avoid disappointment. Door sales will be the advertised standard ticket price plus service fees.


If you require any assistance with seating or need to make a wheelchair and/or companion booking please call the WORD office directly on 03 377 5313.


FREE EVENTS – Capacity for free events is limited and we advise arriving early to secure a seat. Seats will not be able to be held.

Ticket prices are GST inclusive and subject to availability.

General Admission events do not have allocated seating.

Tickets are non-transferable between events.

There are no refunds or exchanges on lost or stolen tickets.

There are no exchanges or refunds on ticket price or service fees except as required by law.

We reserve the right not to admit latecomers until a suitable point in the session.

The use of cameras or recording devices is strictly prohibited.


WORD Christchurch Festival reluctantly reserves the right to change the schedule or replace sessions. Any unavoidable changes will be advertised on the festival website, and through our social media networks. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, the ticket price will be refunded. Transaction/service fees are non-refundable.

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Book signings by authors will take place immediately after each event. You may bring your own copy of a book or buy one on the day from the festival bookshop.

Contact us

Word Christchurch Festival

PO Box 29 270
Christchurch 8540

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