Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

To purchase tickets à-la-carte, pick the events below you will be attending, then click Add to Cart at the bottom of the page.

Alternatively, for our spring and fall festival seasons, you can create-your-own-pass for a discounted price.

Saturday Oct 01, 2022

LIVESTREAM: The Myth of Normal
with Gabor Mate
6:59pm • LIVESTREAM • YOUTUBE • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
SOLD OUT: The Myth of Normal
with Gabor Mate
Sold Out

Wednesday Oct 12, 2022

Between the Pages An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists
with Kim Fu, Rawi Hage, Tsering Yangzom Lama, Suzette Mayr and Noor Naga
6:00pm • National Gallery of Canada • 380 Sussex Drive • more info
  General admission tickets at $30 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $25 each

Wednesday Oct 19, 2022

Becoming Kin
with Patty Krawec
6:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
Young Mungo
with Douglas Stuart
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each

Friday Oct 21, 2022

Scene of the Crime
with Joy Fielding and Adrian McKinty
6:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
Strike Back The Empires
with JM Miro and RF Kuang
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each

Saturday Oct 22, 2022

Saturday Science Pass
Includes admission to these events:
An Autobiography of Our Galaxy 12:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
Civilization and the Stars 1:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
How Climate Migration Will Reshape Our World 3:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  Passes at $50 each
Saturday Fiction Pass
Includes admission to these events:
Mothers of Invention 4:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
The Ties That Bind 6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
Past Imperfect 7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
Truth and Consequences 9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  Passes at $70 each
Individual Tickets:
An Autobiography of Our Galaxy 
with Moiya McTier
12:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
Civilization and the Stars
with Jo Marchant
1:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
How Climate Migration Will Reshape Our World
with Gaia Vince
3:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
Mothers of Invention
With Vaishnavi Patel and Shyam Selvadurai
4:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
The Ties That Bind
with Katherine Alexandra Harvey and Lisa Moore
6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
Past Imperfect
with Suzette Mayr and Chelene Knight
7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
Truth and Consequences
with Leah Mol and Fawn Parker
9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each

Sunday Oct 23, 2022

My Road from Damascus
with Jamal Saeed
1:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
The River Twice
with John Bemrose
3:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
Poetry Cabaret
Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Shani Mootoo, Phoebe Wang, and Michael Crummey
4:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
Running in the Family
with Jamie Chai Yun Liew, Tanis Rideout and Tsering Yangzom Lama
6:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
Culture of Conspiracy
with Sarah Kendzior
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each

Monday Oct 24, 2022

Fayne: One on One
with Anne Marie MacDonald
6:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
Surviving Apocalyptic Economics
with Douglas Rushkoff, Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each

Tuesday Oct 25, 2022

Tuesday Pass
Includes admission to these events:
Is Truth Stranger? 6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
Homecoming 7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
Belonging 9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  Passes at $50 each
Individual Tickets:
Is Truth Stranger?
with Colin McAdam and Graeme Macrae Burnet
6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
Homecoming
with Camille Fouillard and David A Robertson
7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
Belonging
with Danny Ramadan and Billy-Ray Belcourt
9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each

Wednesday Oct 26, 2022

Wednesday Pass
Includes admission to these events:
Kiss the Red Stairs 6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
Abolitionist Intimacies 7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
Son of Elsewhere 9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  Passes at $50 each
Individual Tickets:
Kiss the Red Stairs
with Marsha Lederman
6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
Abolitionist Intimacies
with El Jones
7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each
Son of Elsewhere
with Elamin Abdelmahmoud
9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each

Tuesday Nov 08, 2022

A Heart Full of Headstones
With Ian Rankin
7:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each

Wednesday Nov 09, 2022

True Reconciliation
with Jody Wilson-Raybould
7:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $25 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $20 each