Tickets & Attending Free Events

Get information on how to attend any Festival event:

Ticketed Events

On-sale dates:
March 25 - Members
April 15 - General Public


Buying online is the easiest and most convenient way to buy tickets: there are no handling fees for advance online purchases! Click the button below, navigate to the event that you would like to attend, and click the Buy Tickets links to purchase.

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Call (203) 498-3772. $3 per-ticket fee applies. Phone line hours:

  • Before June 1, 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday
  • Starting June 1, 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.


Walk-up box office opens on June 1 at Info New Haven Visitor Center, 1000 Chapel St. At the venue door, tickets are $5 more than in advance.

Ticket Discounts

For most ticketed events, these general discounts are available:

  • $20 Full time students
  • $20 Youth (under 18)
  • $40 Seniors (age 65+)

Subject to availability; discounts available on Regular section seating only (not available for Premium tickets).

Festival Members: Save up to $10 per ticket through April 14, and $5 per ticket through the Festival. Become a Member!

Groups of 10 or more: When purchasing 10 or more tickets for a single event, save 10% per ticket plus one free ticket for every 10 ordered. Call our Box Office Manager, Jes Mack, to make arrangements.

Free Events

Just show up! No tickets are required for most free events. We strongly recommend free reservations for popular Tours and Master Classes (available to the general public on June 12, or to advance pass holders on April 15 - see below!). Some events are very popular and have limited capacity. Show up early to guarantee your spot.


Available starting April 15

Headline Concerts: Enhance your New Haven Green Headline Concert experience with bleacher seating ($10) or by renting a lawn chair ($10). Or, get the premium experience with reserved front-of-stage seating and access to the Festival’s hospitality lounge ($125).

Ideas Fast Pass: Jump the line and save your seat early at our popular Ideas talks and lectures with an Ideas Fast Pass ($55).

Advance Passes - Tours & Master Classes: Free reservations for our most popular walking tours and master classes are available on June 12. Get early access starting April 15 for just $25. Separate passes must be purchased for walking tours and for master classes.