Enjoy a special insight into the Festival by becoming one of our friends! For $90 your annual Friends of the Festival membership entitles you to fantastic benefits.

Check out these benefits!

  • DISCOUNTED TICKETS

    As a Friend you’re entitled to 15% off your Darwin Festival tickets. Log in to your account online, visit one of our Box Offices or call us to make a booking.

    *Max 2 tickets per event, excludes Premium and Preview tickets to Blanc de Blanc Encore, VIP tickets to Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair fashion shows and tickets to National Dance Forum.
  • INVITATION TO THE DARWIN FESTIVAL PROGRAM LAUNCH

    All Friends who have signed up prior to our Program Launch on Thursday 20 June will receive an invitation by email to the Launch event.

  • FREE ENTRY TO CLUB AWI

    You and a guest receive free entry to Club Awi upon presentation of your membership card or keyring to Darwin Festival venue staff.

  • PRIORITY ENTRY TO FESTIVAL EVENTS

    Your Friends membership card and keyring lets you and one guest fast track the queues! Simply present your membership card or keyring to Darwin Festival venue staff to gain first access at our busy venues.

    *Applicable to general admission venues only. Excludes Premium seating tickets at The Victoria Spiegeltent
  • BEHIND THE SCENES ACCESS

    Friends can catch all the action behind the scenes to at 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 selection of Festival events, subject to availability.

    Check out our FAQs page for information on how to book.

    *Please note free event bookings will be subject to availability and limited to memberships purchased prior to 1 August 2019
  • SNAPPY HOUR

    Friends receive discounts at the Festival Park and The Victoria Spiegeltent bars between 5-6pm daily (excluding Mondays).

  • UPDATES FOR OUR FRIENDS

    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 MEMBERSHIPS

    As a Friend, you are eligible for a discounted Deckchair Cinema membership ($65 standard, $40 concession) by showing your membership card or keyring at their Box Office.

  • GIFTING A FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP

    Giving the gift of Friendship? Call us on 08 8943 4200 during office hours.

Snappy Hour

Join us for happy hour priced drinks at the Festival Park and The Victoria Spiegeltent bars from 5-6pm on Tuesdays to Sundays!

Terms and conditions

The 2019 Friends of the Festival membership is valid from the date of purchase until 30 April 2020.

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 email hello@darwinfestival.org.au 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 ticketing 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 2019 Festival shows, exclusions may apply and will be listed here nearer Festival time.

Friends are eligible for two free tickets to one of the selection of shows below, subject to availability and limited to memberships purchased prior to 1 August 2019. Includes: My Urrwai, Eclipse, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Glittery Clittery: A Consensual Party, Man With The Iron Neck, Meow Meow, Perhaps, Perhaps… Quizás, No Mono, Air Race, Ukulele Death Squad, Aborigi-LOL, Leela Gilday & Emily Wurramara, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, Guru of Chai, Troy Kingi, Neon, Sorong Samarai.

For more information about your Friends membership visit our FAQs.

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