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

Benefits include:

  • Full program priority booking period 9am 17 June – 9am 20 June

    Access to a priority booking period once the full 2022 program is launched before the general public has access. First dibs on the hottest tickets in the program! 

  • Discount tickets

    15% off your Darwin Festival tickets. Log in to your account online and look for the little croc symbol, which indicates when the discount applies. You can also make a Friends booking by visiting or calling our box office

    *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

  • Snappy Hour

    Show your Friends key tag at Festival Park bars to receive $5 house wine, beer and basic spirits 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
  • Merch Discount

    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 from participating outlets

    *Take-home gin bottles are not available from Festival Park
  • Free Reuseable Cup

    Darwin Festival reusable cup voucher to redeem at Festival Park bars. Help us reduce single-use plastic at the Festival! 

  • Snappy news

    Festival updates and special offers straight to your inbox

  • Discounted Memberships

    As a Friend, you are eligible for a discounted Deckchair Cinema membership ($75 standard, $45 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 before Thu 7 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! Find detailed booking instructions here 

  • Festival Gin Tasting

    Become a Friend before 17 June 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. 

    *Take-home gin bottles are not available from Festival Park
  • 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.  


Friends of the Festival membership is non-transferable and applicable to the individual registered only.

Click here for full terms and conditions.

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.

There is no Friends of the Festival price available for Tim Minchin.

The 15% Friends discount does not apply for The Australian Ballet and Darwin Symphony Orchestra, however Friends will receive a special discount price for these shows.

For more information about your Friends membership visit our FAQs.

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