Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Workshops, luncheons, book and ticket combos are not included in passes.


Seniors age (65+).


Tickets are also available at the door, if the event is not already sold-out.   
Tickets purchased at the door are $5 more than if purchased in advance.
Please note: refunds are available from point of purchase 48hrs in advance of event.

Buy Tickets Online

Programming and prices are subject to change without notice.


Online tickets sales are closed 2 hours prior to the start of any event.


When you buy tickets online, you must either print your ticket at home and bring it to the event, or present our ticket on your phone, to gain admission. Tickets purchased online are not mailed, and cannot be picked up at the door.


Thanks to Carleton's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, mainstage tickets are free for Carleton University students.  These tickets can be reserved online via the "get tickets" feature and selecting "Carleton Student" or by phone at 613.562.1243. 

Become a Festival Patron

Become a Festival Patron with a minimum monthly donation of $25 or more, to gain access to MOST events throughout the year, and other benefits. learn more »