Ticket On-Sale Date and Pickup Deadlines

All unclaimed tickets, except International Marquee tickets, are now available for pick-up at the onsite box office.

Onsite Box Office Hours – Holiday Inn, Kingston Waterfront (first floor in the Holidrome)

Friday, September 29, 8:30am-9:15pm; Saturday, September 30, 8:30am-9:15pm and Sunday, October 1, 8:30am-3:15pm, 7:30pm-8:15pm

Download our Schedule-At-A-Glance or the full 2017 Program Guide!

Festival Pass

General Admission
$180 (includes taxes and fees) – no discounts or Seniors pricing

Value over $450. See over 25 regular onstage events and receive a ticket to the International Marquee. Exclusions: Separate tickets must be purchased for WS Master Classes, WS Seminars, Robertson Davies Lecture, and all Food or Drink events.

Passes NOT sold at KWF onsite. Must be purchased in advance of the festival.Red ticket showing that they are sold out.

Festival Onstage Events -Included Events at the Holiday Inn and St. Lawrence College

General Admission

Pre-Festival price: $20 plus handling fee
Festival price: $22 all in

Seniors Admission (age 60+)

Pre-Festival price: $18 plus handling fee
Festival price: $20 all in

International Marquee - Sold at the Grand Theatre Box Office ONLY. Assigned seating.

General Admission: $45 plus handling fee (not sold at KWF onsite)
Seniors (60+) Admission: $40 plus handling fee (not sold at KWF onsite)

Writers Studio Master Classes

Writers Studio Seminars

General Admission

Pre-Festival price: $35 plus handling fee
Festival price: $40 all in

Seniors Admission (age 60+)

Pre-Festival price: $32 plus handling fee
Festival price: $38 all in

General Admission

Pre-Festival price: $25 plus handling fee
Festival price: $30 all in

Seniors Admission

Pre-Festival price: $22 plus handling fee
Festival price: $28 all in

Festival Field Trip Events

General Admission

Pre-Festival price: $20 plus handling fee
Festival price: $22 all in

Seniors Admission

Pre-Festival price: $18 plus handling fee
Festival price: $20 all in

High-school students and accompanying adults
High-school students attending on their own must show valid ID at time of ticket purchase.
Pre-Festival price: $5.00 plus handling fee
Festival price: $8 all in

Special Events, Special Prices

Saturday Night SpeakEasy

General Admission
Pre-Festival price: $30 plus handling fee
Festival price: $35 all in

Seniors Admission
Pre-Festival price: $27 plus handling fee
Festival price: $32 all in

Cash bar.

Cafe Noir: Death at Dowbiggen / Reading Men: Books (and Beer!) / Wine, Women and Words / The New Farm

General Admission
Pre-Festival price: $22 plus handling fee
Festival price: $27 all in

Seniors Admission
Pre-Festival price: $20 plus handling fee
Festival price: $25 all in

Taxes & 15% gratuity included

Robertson Davies Lecture

General Admission
Pre-Festival price: $35 plus handling fee
Festival price: $40 all in

Seniors Admission
Pre-Festival price: $30 plus handling fee
Festival price: $35 all in

Reception included. Taxes & 15% gratuity included. Cash bar.

Kingston Dinner Club

Tickets available in advance only. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

General Admission
$110 plus handling fee

Seniors Admission
$100 plus handling fee

Taxes & 15% gratuity included. Cash Bar

Booklovers’ Lunch

General Admission
Pre-Festival price: $45 plus handling fee
Festival price: $50.00 all in

Seniors Admission
Pre-Festival price: $40 plus handling fee
Festival price: $45.00 all in

Regular and Vegetarian lunch options available. Please indicate your preference when choosing your ticket.
Taxes & 15% gratuity included. Cash Bar

General Information and Policies

Exchanges and Refunds 
Please check your tickets carefully. There are no exchanges or refunds. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of Kingston WritersFest staff

The Small Print

All ticket prices include HST.
The handling charge ($3.50 + HST on the handling charge) is not included in prices quoted. These are charged to the customer.
All prices are general – adult or senior (60+) – admission, except youth events, which have a student price.
Tickets have Pre-Festival (purchased before Wednesday, September 27) and Festival Pricing (all tickets purchased after the festival begins).
All events are unassigned seating except the International Marquee.

Student Free Rush Seats

Free rush seats to any onstage event, including Grand Theatre event for Queen’s University, RMC, & St. Lawrence College students with valid ID. First 50 Queen’s University students guaranteed free seating for Robertson Davies Lecture, then on a rush basis only. Admittance between fifteen minutes before curtain to ten minutes after curtain, dependent upon seating availability and at discretion of staff in charge.

Exclusions: Writers Studio Master Classes and Seminars, Book Lovers’ Lunch, all Food Events, and Saturday Night SpeakEasy.