Canberra Writers Festival ticket prices are listed below. Please make your selection carefully on The Canberra Writers Festival website in advance of purchasing. Once you click purchase you will be re-directed to Canberra Ticketing.

You can purchase directly with Canberra Ticketing if you are an Existing Customer. If not, please register as a New Customer in order to purchase. Please read Canberra Ticketing Terms and Conditions carefully and how you will receive your tickets.

Please note that due to limited seats under Covid-19 restrictions there will be no refunds or exchanges in 2020.

Ticket Prices

Adam Liaw’s Hangman’s Supper
National Museum of Australia

Adult $140 / Concession $135

Standard Event

Adult $25 / Concession $20 / Junior $15

Special Event

Adult $35 / Concession $30 / Junior $20

Children’s Events


Streamed Event

$10 per session / $15 choice of three sessions
(All inclusive of GST)

Streamed Events

All streamed events are live and are not available to view once the event concludes.

You will receive your unique customer link to stream the event from The Canberra Theatre Centre approximately 60 minutes prior to the start time.

All events will be streamed via Zoom*. Events will NOT be streamed on YouTube as previously advised.

Download and Install Zoom

For the Zoom events, please download and install the Zoom software and create your account well in advance of the event.

Log in to Zoom well in advance of the event start time.

*Advice updated Monday 10 August 2020.


Why can't I log into Zoom?

You need to download the Zoom app before you can stream an event.

How much does it cost to download the Zoom app?

The Zoom app is free and available for Windows, Mac, and mobile devices from:

What happens if I miss the event on Zoom?

All events are live streamed on Zoom at the advertised time and are not available to view after the event.

Why is the sound not synchronised with the images?

The Canberra Writers Festival and venue partners are working to ensure a high quality viewing experience. At times the audio and video may not perfectly synchronise, mainly due to a poor quality internet connection from our remote talent. Unfortunately, there is no easy fix. It is a limitation of the technology and the internet.

I cannot find my link for the session I have purchased. What do I do?

Canberra Ticketing will email a unique customer link to subscribers to an event approximately 60 minutes prior to the start time. If you have not received your link, please check spam/junk mail folders.

Canberra Ticketing box office is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. The Call Centre operates 10am to 2pm Saturday for enquiries on (02) 6275 2700.


People holding the following cards can select the Concession rate for the Canberra Writers Festival 2020:

  • State & Territory Senior Card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Full Time Student Card
  • Companion Card 

Companion Card

If you are attending Canberra Writers Festival events in your capacity as a Companion or Carer for a Companion Card holder, please email with the list of sessions you are attending as an attendant carer and we will manage your ticketing in house.