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Free tickets: What you need to know

Cost to attend the Tucson Festival of Books author presentations and panels is zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

However, to help manage long lines and keep them from snaking around the University of Arizona campus several venues require free tickets.

  • Student Union North Ballroom
  • Student Union Gallagher Theater
  • Koffler Room 204
  • Integrated Learning Center Room 120
  • Modern Languages Room 350

All other venues, stages, pavilions and tents will be available on a first-come, first-seated basis and do not require a ticket.

To get a ticket 

• Reserve tickets through the Tucson Festival of Books website,

• Friend of the Festival members may begin getting tickets at noon Wednesday, March 1. Ticket availability is the based on giving level and information about becoming a friend is also available on the festival website.

• General access to tickets begins at noon Monday, March 6; only two tickets may be reserved per 24-hour period through noon Friday, March 10, when electronic ticketing ends.

• A maximum of two tickets per person per event are available

.• Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis

Didn’t get a ticket?

You can still get in — 25 percent of the seats in each venue will be held for stand-by patrons arriving the day of the presentation.

At the venue

• Festival volunteers will assist guests with information; signage will be placed at each ticketed venue.

• Those holding tickets must show an electronic or printed copy of the ticket to access the venue.

• Ticket-holders who are at the venue 20 minutes in advance of the presentation will be guaranteed entry

No scalping, please

Tickets are not returnable; however, you may transfer tickets to other patrons.

The tickets have no cash value — they are free — and may not be sold.

Source: Tucson Festival of Books,


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