How to Book 


If the phrase “General Admission” (GA) is used, specific seats are not allocated. Tickets are issued according to the venue capacity and patrons select their own seats after admission to the venue. Seating is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so we recommend you arrive early.


Phone bookings can only be accepted with credit card payments. Phone bookings can be done through Ticketek on 0800 842 538 or (04) 384 3840 for mobiles Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.00pm.

Service and credit card fees apply.


Visit select the show you wish to attend and click on the BUY TICKETS link to make your online booking. Bookings can also be made through the Ticketek website at Service and credit card fees apply.

Important notice: The authorised ticket seller for this event is Ticketek. When purchasing tickets please ensure you are doing so via Ticketek only. TAFT or the TSB Showplace has no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. 


Bookings can be made through Ticketek outlets nationwide including: 

TSB Showplace
92-100 Devon Street West, New Plymouth, service and credit card fees apply.

Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm

South Taranaki i-SITE
55 High St, Hāwera, Ph 06 278 8599, service and credit card fees apply.

Monday – Friday, 8.30am-5pm

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10am-3pm.


The Taranaki Arts Festival Trust believes we have a responsibility to give as many school children as we can access to performing arts. Exposure to arts and culture has many positive effects on the community’s wellbeing and the future of our next generation.

Over the last 30 years, our Schools Programme has given thousands of school children the opportunity to experience the arts who may not otherwise be able to.

Pay It Forward, Keep Arts Thriving invites you to purchase a ticket that will create an opportunity for a Taranaki school child to experience a live performing art show right here in our community.

Your $5 donation goes a long way to ensure that Arts Thrive Here for the next 30 years.


Information in this website is correct at the time of publication. The Taranaki Arts Festival reserves the right to alter without notice any advertised schedule of artists, events or programmes. Tickets are subject to availability and issued according to best available at time of purchase. Tickets are non-transferable between events and there will be no refunds or exchanges on completed bookings. Latecomers will not be entitled to a transfer or a refund. If a show is cancelled, the ticket price will be refunded by Ticketek to those who purchased over the counter, online or by phone. No refunds or exchanges on ticket price of service fee except required by law. 

Visit our Terms and Conditions page for more information.