Enjoy a special insight into the Festival by becoming one of our friends or besties. With two membership levels each with fantastic benefits now you can choose how friendly you want to get!
$90 Friends Membership
Priority booking period
Access to a priority booking period before the general public. First dibs on the hottest tickets in the program!
15% off your Darwin Festival tickets. Log in to your account online, visit our box office or call to make a booking
*Max 2 full-priced tickets per event some exclusions may apply
Festival Multipack Upgrade
Save not 10% but 15% off your tickets when you book 4 or more events in one transaction
*Some event exclusions may apply
Program Guide delivery
We’ll have the Postie drop it to your door before our official Program Launch
Skip the queue at Festival events
Your Friends membership lets you and one guest fast track the queues at selected Sunset Stage events.
Friends receive $5 house wine, beer and basic spirits at Festival Park bars between 5pm and 6pm
*Festival Park closed Mondays
Free Entry to our Festival Club
You and a guest receive free entry to Club Awi every Friday and Saturday night of the Festival
*Subject to entry conditions, no passouts
Take the Festival home with 15% off the full range of Darwin Festival 2022 merch and a special members price on take–home bottles of Darwin Festival x Willing Distillery 2022 custom gin.
Free Reuseable Cup
Darwin Festival reusable cup voucher to redeem at Festival Park bars. Help us reduce single-use plastic at the Festival!
*Subject to entry conditions, no passouts
Festival updates and special offers straight to your inbox
As a Friend, you are eligible for a discounted Deckchair Cinema membership ($65 standard, $40 concession) by showing your membership keyring at their box office
$150 Best Friends Membership
We’ve reserved some special treats for our besties because your love is like no other. It allows us to dream big, give back and deliver more each year.
Be the envy of all your mates with a Best Friends membership.
Enjoy ALL the benefits of a Friend membership plus these added benefits:
Program Launch invitation
Join us (and a +1) at the exclusive Darwin Festival Program Launch where you will enjoy Festival hospitality, early ticket sales and hear about the full program directly from Artistic Director Felix Preval.
*All Best Friends who have signed up prior to our Program Launch in June will receive an invitation by email to the launch event.
Exclusive Sunset Stage privileges
Leave the picnic blanket at home! Reserve premium seating or a table for you and up to 5 friends with drinks service at the Sunset Stage. Limited bookings per show available. Table reservations can now be made online! Refer to your Best Friends pack for detailed booking instructions.
Festival Gin Tasting
Become a Friend before 30 April and be the first to get a taste of Darwin Festival’s 2022 custom gin flavour at an exclusive event at Willing Distillery. Friends also get a discount on take-home bottles, so you can continue the party at home.
Best Friends Party!
We just LOVE celebrating with our besties! Join us for a party at Festival Park this August. It’s your chance to ask Artistic Director Felix Preval about your favourite show and perhaps make a new Friend or two.
Terms and conditions
The 2022 Friends of the Festival membership is valid from the date of purchase until 31 December 2022.
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.
Our standard ticketing terms and conditions apply to all Darwin Festival Friends of the Festival tickets.
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.
The Friends of the Festival discount tickets offer is only available for 2022 Festival shows, exclusions may apply and will be listed here nearer Festival time.
For more information about your Friends membership visit our FAQs.