$35  –  Our most popular package is the  THIN AIR Mainstage Pass. For only $35, you can attend all six of the ticketed evening events at the THIN AIR Mainstage on the English side for a total value of $60. THIN AIR Mainstage Passes are simple, and ridiculously cheap. They are available at McNally Robinson Booksellers, or can be picked up at the Mainstage during Festival week. In the case of a sold-0ut show, seats are held for Festival Passholders until 15 minutes before each show.

$12 / $10  –  Our general ticket price, which applies to individual Mainstage events at The Forks.$12 regular admission, $10 for students and seniors. As always, tickets are available at the door. Rush seating only.

$10  – Opening Night. Our Double Bill! We kick off our ambitious Voices in the Circle at MTYP as well as ForeWords, our annual spoken word and slam event. Admission to both events is included in the single ticket price.

$10  –  The New Fantasmagoriana at the Dalnavert Museum, A Pint of Bitter Murder and The Poisoned Chalice at the The Good Will Social Club. Tickets for all these events are available at the door. Rush seating only.

$30 each or both for $50  –  The Writing Craft, our professional development seminars at the Millennium Library, is $30 per person (or $50 for both seminars) and will appeal to people who are serious about their writing. Admission includes coffee and tea. Please feel free to come and register at the door. Registration and Check-in (for pre-registered) starts at 9:15am on both days.

Admission for the Boot Camp for Writers events must be purchased through McNally Robinson.

All prices listed include GST.

FREE!  –  A host of THIN AIR programming costs you nothing. Readings, book chats, lectures, panel discussions, performances, our open mic party: check the program for particulars. Bring your friends—it’s a no-risk situation! (Donations are welcome, of course.)

For more info on all of these events, and to buy advance admission to ticketed events, please check the event pages throughout the website.

MainStage Passes will be available after August 30, 2018 at McNally Robinson.

MainStage Passes and individual event tickets are available online through PayPal (button below). Please check the event pages for more information. For any questions, concerns, or to make reservations (where available), please contact us at 204 927 7323 or at

PLEASE NOTE – Discount tickets (seniors/students) must be purchased in person at the door of the event.



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