What is Sliding Scale Ticketing?

As a trial initiative in 2022, Cúirt International Festival of Literature will introduce sliding scale ticketing for all in-person events.

Tickets are available at four price tiers – €5, €10, €15 and €20 – and audiences can select the price point which best reflects their means. In venues where allocated seating is used, you will still be able to select your seat.

As a festival we rely heavily on box office income to make ends meet and support our artists, and so in order to reduce risks around this initiative, we have placed some limitations on our sliding scale offer.

There are a limited number of tickets at each level, and as such we would urge attendees to buy at the price point that is within their means.

Please note that if you choose to purchase a ticket at a lower price tier, your choice may impact the ability of someone else to purchase a ticket.  When considering what price tier to purchase for an event, we would ask attendees to reflect on how much they would traditionally be able to pay for a ticket to an arts event.

How do I decide what to pay?

If you’re unsure what price ticket to choose, we recommend considering your own financial situation and which of the following statements might apply to you before deciding.

  • I have limited expendable income**
  • I am able to buy some new items and I buy others second hand.
  • I may have access to financial savings
  • I have some expendable income.
  • I have access to financial savings.
  • I can always afford to buy new items.
  • I have an expendable income.

**Expendable income might mean you are able to buy coffee or tea at a shop, go to the cinema or a concert, buy new clothes, books and similar items each month, etc.

How do I book tickets?

You can book a ticket for a Cúirt event by:

  • following the link to buy on www.cuirt.ie/whats-on
  • visiting the Town Hall website at www.tht.ie
  • phoning the Town Hall Theatre box office line on  +353 (0)91 569 777.

For additional assistance booking tickets, we recommend getting in touch directly with the Town Hall Theatre. For other enquiries, contact the Cúirt team on info@cuirt.ie.

When will tickets go on sale?

Tickets will go on sale at the end of February 2022. Keep an eye on our website, socials and newsletter for more information about exactly when!