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What do we want? TICKETS! When do want ‘em? NOW!

Over 100,000 people got out to see comedy in 2014 – that’s a lot of people keen for those front row seats!! Book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment and be sure to check the individual show listing for the relevant ticketing agent.

Please note that service, credit card, booking or transaction fees may apply to the purchase of tickets.

 

HOW DO I BUY TICKETS?

ONLINE

Buying online is the most cost-effective way to purchase tickets with fees starting as low as $1.00 per ticket and $5.00 per transaction. Some providers offer a 'no booking fee' option.

Check out the shows listings, then click on the BOOK TICKETS link and we'll send you to the appropriate ticketing agency for that show.

OVER THE PHONE

Refer to ticketing agent details below, or check the individual shows listings for the correct phone number.

MOBILE

Skip the queue and get tickets direct to your mobile. You can now purchase tickets on your phone through Ticketek, Ticketmaster, Eventfinda or iTicket mobile sites.

You can also download the new 'Ticketek NZ' iPhone app or the Ticketmaster app for iPhone or Android.

IN PERSON

Tickets can be pre-purchased at a variety of agency outlets and box offices - check the individual show listings for details. Or you can try your luck on the night and purchase tickets at the venue.

Doorsales may be available at venues prior to the show starting. But we recommend you check with the ticketing agent first before heading off into the night. Remember – if you think it looks like a good show, so will others – so get in quick!

Please note that transaction fees may also apply to doorsales, so it's best to book your tickets online ahead of time!

TICKETING AGENTS

There are a bunch of different ticketing agents selling tickets to NZ International Comedy Festival shows. Check the individual show listings for the relevant ticketing agent.

TICKETEK

In Auckland, TICKETEK manages all ticket sales for SKYCITY Theatre and pre-sale tickets for The Classic, The Classic Studio, Rangatira and Loft at Q Theatre.

In Wellington, TICKETEK manages all ticket sales for The Opera House, San Fran, The Fringe Bar, Cavern Club, Hannah Playhouse and VK's.

PHONE: 0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 5385)
ONLINE: www.ticketek.co.nz
AUCKLAND BOX OFFICES:

  • SKYCITY Theatre, Cnr Wellesley & Hobson Streets. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.
  • And Ticketek outlets nationwide

WELLINGTON OUTLETS:

  • Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm & Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm.
  • St James Theatre, 77 – 87 Courtenay Place. Opens 2 hours prior to start of show.
  • Railway Metro New World, 2 Bunny St; Mon – Sun, 8am – 7pm
  • Paper Plus, 228 High St, Lower Hutt; Mon – Sat, 9am – 5pm
  • And Ticketek outlets nationwide

Please note - for performances at The Opera House, the listed ticket price will incur an additional $1.50 Performing Arts Foundation Levy, which will be added on at the Ticketek purchase page.

 

TICKETMASTER (AUCKLAND ONLY)

In Auckland TICKETMASTER manages ticket sales for all Auckland Live venues (ASB Theatre, Comedy Chamber at the Auckland Town Hall, The Civic, The Herald Theatre and the Bruce Mason Centre).

PHONE:

ONLINE: www.ticketmaster.co.nz
AUCKLAND OUTLETS: 

  • Auckland Live, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5.30pm & Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm
  • Bruce Mason Centre, cnr Hurstmere Rd & The Promenade, Takapuna. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm & 2 hours prior to the start of the show.
  • Tickets also available from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.
  • The ASB Theatre, Comedy Chamber and The Civic Box Offices open 90 min prior to the start of the show. The Herald Theatre Box Office opens 1 hour prior to the start of the show.

 

Q THEATRE TICKETING (Auckland only)

In Auckland Q THEATRE manages ticket sales for all their venues (Rangatira, Loft, Vault and Cellar).

PHONE:

ONLINE: www.qtheatre.co.nz
AUCKLAND BOX OFFICE:
 

  • 305 Queen Street. Open Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm, or until 30min after the start of the final show that night.
  • Saturday from 10am until 30 min after the start of the final show for that day.
  • Sunday from 2 hours prior to show only.

 

THE BASEMENT TICKETING (Auckland only)

In Auckland THE BASEMENT manages ticket sales for both of their venues (The Basement Theatre and The Basement Studio).

PHONE:

ONLINE: www.basementtheatre.co.nz
AUCKLAND BOX OFFICE: 

  • The Basement, Lower Greys Ave. Open 1 hour prior to show start time.
  • Conch Records, 115A Ponsonby Road. Open Mon-Sat, 8am-10pm.
  • Real Groovy, 438 Queen Street. Open Mon-Wed, 9am-7pm, Thur-Fri, 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun, 9am-7pm.

 

EVENTFINDA

In Auckland EVENTFINDA manages sales for shows at Montecristo Room and Hawkins Theatre, and pre-sale tickets for The Classic and The Classic Studio.

In Wellington EVENTFINDA manages sales for shows at Kitty O'Shea's.

PHONE:

ONLINE: www.eventfinda.co.nz
AUCKLAND BOX OFFICE: 

  • Level 1, 177 Parnell Road. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm
  • Real Groovy, 438 Queen Street. Open Mon-Wed, 9am-7pm, Thur-Fri, 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun, 9am-7pm.
  • Hawkins Theatre, 13 Ray Small Dr, Papakura. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm and 1 hour prior to show start time.

WELLINGTON BOX OFFICE: 

  • iSite Visitor Information Centre, cnr Victoria and Wakefield Sts. Open Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm, Sun 10am – 3pm
  • Rough Peel Music, 173 Cuba St. Open Mon – Thu, 10am – 6pm, Fri 10am – 7pm, Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun 10am – 5pm.
  • Also available from Eventfinda outlets nationwide.

 

BATS THEATRE (Wellington only)

In Wellington BATS THEATRE manages ticket sales for all of their venues (The Propeller Stage, The Dome and The Studio).

PHONE:

ONLINE: www.bats.co.nz
WELLINGTON BOX OFFICE

  • BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace. Open from 5pm on performance days.

 

INDEPENDENT VENUES

Please note: some shows/venues sell tickets independently. Check individual show listings for booking information.

 

IMPORTANT INFO

Please note:

  • Ticket prices include GST.
  • All sales are final and there are no refunds or exchanges, except as required by law.
  • Service, credit card, booking or transaction fees may apply to the purchase of tickets.
  • General Admission (GA) events do not have allocated seating, so choice of seats is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Some venues are licensed premises, and therefore age restrictions apply. Licensed premises retain the right to refuse entry or to remove intoxicated persons. Have a good time, but help us make sure everyone enjoys the show.
  • Some shows may contain adult themes and/or colourful language. If you are unsure, please contact the Comedy Festival office on 09 309 9241 or info@comedyfestival.co.nz for advice.
  • Consideration of performers and other audience members is paramount; latecomers may not be admitted to the venue; mobiles must be on silent; and intoxicated and/or disruptive audiences members may be asked to leave.
  • The use of cameras and other recording devices may be prohibited.
  • Refer to the individual ticketing agents for their respective terms and conditions.
  • For any other questions contact the NZ International Comedy Festival on 09 309 9241 or info@comedyfestival.co.nz

DINING

Don’t forget there are loads of fantastic pre and post-show drinking and dining options available in the city. Check out our Dining and Drinking Guide

CHEAP WEDNESDAYS

Get 20% off the price of tickets to shows every Wednesday! There are limited numbers of discounted tickets, so check the show listing and book in advance to make sure you don’t miss out on this sweet deal.

CONCESSIONS

Most shows offer great concession rates for students, beneficiaries, and senior citizens (65+). Don’t forget your ID when booking in person or picking up tickets! And please don’t be offended if the concession is denied without the appropriate ID.

GROUPS

Keen to save some cash for you and your friends? Most shows offer a discount for groups, and buying in bulk means you save on both ticketing prices AND fees! Check individual programme listings of our website, as group numbers vary depending on the show. Call the ticketing provider if you have an extra large group.