Tickets to all events at WORD Christchurch Spring Festival 2020 are accessible via the events on our website or through Eventfinda

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, tickets for each event will be capped to Level 2 restrictions in the first instance. If an event appears sold out, please add your name to the waitlist and WORD will advise you when we release the remaining tickets if Level 1 is looking likely closer to the festival.


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

ONLINE: $1 per ticket booking fee plus credit card surcharge

PHONE: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)

($8.00 per ticket plus booking fee)

Call Centre Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays Closed

IN PERSON: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/about/ticket-outlets

($2.00 per ticket plus booking fee)

Credit card/Merchant fees: 2.5%


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


If not sold out prior, door sales will be available from 30-60 minutes prior to the session from the venue. Please note door sales are strictly limited and we advise booking early to avoid disappointment. Contact tracing will be required at the venue. 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 Christchurch office directly on 03 377 5313.


FREE EVENTS – Capacity for free events is limited and we require everyone to register for contact tracing. Seats will not be able to be held. If you are registered you must arrive 15 minutes prior to event to secure your seat. If there is availability on the day you must register at the door.

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.


WORD Christchurch Spring 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.

If an event is postponed, purchased tickets for the original date will be valid for the new date unless otherwise advised. Purchasers have the option to seek a refund for the value of the purchased ticket(s) for a postponed event by contacting Eventfinda prior to the replacement date for the postponed show. In the event of an event cancellation, the ticket purchase will be refunded.

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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 8440

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