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Friends of the Festival

Enjoy a special insight into the Festival by becoming one of our Friends!


For $85 plus booking fee, your annual Friends of the Festival membership entitles you to the following fantastic benefits:

Discounted tickets
As a Friend you’re entitled to 15% off your Darwin Festival tickets. When collecting tickets from the Box Office, you will be required to show ID along with your membership card.
*max 2 tickets per show, some exclusions may apply

First chance booking period
Friends get first dibs. A priority booking period is available to Friends before tickets go on sale to the general public.

Program Launch invite
Come celebrate the launch of the 2017 Festival Program – hear all about this year's program and mingle with some of the key Festival participants.
*invitation applies to you and one guest

Priority entry to Festival events
Your Friends membership card lets you and one guest fast track the queues! Simply present your card to Darwin Festival venue staff to gain first access at our busy venues.
*applicable to general admission venues

Behind the scenes access
Friends can catch all the action behind the scenes to at a least one event during the Festival program – invites will be sent via email so keep a look out.

Free entry to a Festival event
You and a guest receive free entry to your choice of one of a number of Festival events revealed at Program Launch.
*Please note entry will be subject to capacity

Program Guide
We’ll make sure the Program Guide arrives in your mail box right after our Program Launch.

Updates for our Friends and year-round offers
We’ll deliver all kinds of exclusive news and special offers straight to your inbox – check it often because you won’t want to miss a thing! 

  • Discounted Deckchair Cinema membership - as a Friend, you can access Deckie membership for $65 standard, $40 concession by showing your membership card at their box office.
  • 10% off workshops at Tactile Arts

Buying it as a gift? Call us on 08 8943 4200 during office hours.

Friends of the Festival Terms & Conditions

  • The 2017 Friends of the Festival membership is valid from the date of purchase until 31 March 2018.
  • Friends of the Festival membership is non-transferable and applicable to the individual registered only.
  • Friends benefits are reviewed annually at the discretion of Darwin Festival and are subject to change.
  • Your Friends of the Festival number is your booking reference number provided to you when you purchase your Friends of the Festival membership. It is also printed on your individual membership card.
  • Please contact or phone 08 8943 4200 if you have lost or misplaced your Friends card or number.
  • For assistance with venue and special seating requests please call our Festival Box Office on 08 8943 4222 or visit one of the Box Offices to purchase your tickets at least 24 hours prior to the show.
  • Our standard terms and conditions apply to all Darwin Festival Friends of the Festival tickets.
  • The Friends of the Festival discount tickets offer is only available for 2017 Festival shows, exclusions may apply and will be listed here nearer Festival time.
  • Friends are eligible for two free tickets to one of a selection of shows, subject to availability. These shows will be listed here nearer Festival time but do not include any shows on sale during early release. 

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