We bought tickets to everything and everything exceeded expectations, our friends were blown away, said it was the best ever!

Tina Jones, A&I Audience Member


Buy Online - No Fees!

Buy Tickets online is the easiest way to get tickets. There are no fees, ever.

Purchase By Phone

Call (203) 498-3772. A $3 per-ticket fee applies. Hours before June 1 are 10am to 2pm, Mon–Fri. After June 1, hours are 10am to 6pm, Mon–Sat.

Buy In Person

Our walk-up box office opens June 1 at INFO New Haven Visitor Center, 1000 Chapel St. 

  • From June 1-8 hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 12pm-5pm

  • From June 9-23 hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm

Handicapped accessible box office services will be available at the door of INFO New Haven during regular box office hours. If available, tickets can also be purchased at each venue beginning one hour before the performance for an additional $5.

Group Tickets

Save big when you bring a group of 10+ to ticketed Festival events. Friend group; church group; work group? Come to the Festival together and save 15% on your group purchase of Regular tickets. Buy tickets online or contact our Box Office for assistance at (203) 498-3772 or email groups@artidea.org.


We offer a range of discounts to make the Festival accessible to as many people as possible.

  • $20 Full-time students (with valid ID)*
  • $20 Youth (under 18)*
  • Seniors (age 65+): $5 off*

Deep discounts available at every Insider level.

*These discounts are subject to ticket availability and are for Regular section seating only (not available for Premium tickets).

Free Events

Just show up! No tickets are required for free events, however we strongly recommend reservations for Tours and Master Classes (see event pages). Some events are very popular and have limited capacity. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to secure a spot.


Ideas Fast Pass: $55

Jump the line and save your seat early with an Ideas Fast Pass, which allows entry to the venue beginning 30 minutes before the talk. General public is admitted 15 minutes prior to the talk.

Buy More Shows and Save!

The Festival is all about opening your mind to new experiences and letting the power of great art change you. We want you to see something new. Purchase 3 or more different shows and get 10% off your purchase. Discount applies automatically.

See Everything Schedule

Experience the Festival at maximum depth and see it all! The See-Everything Schedule provides tickets and a road map to festival-ing for those adventurers who want to experience everything that the Festival has to offer.


When you buy a ticket consider paying it forward with an additional donation. Besides offering the majority of our programs for free, the Festival donates thousands of tickets to community programs. A donation is a ticket for a friend you haven’t met.