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Preferential booking opens for Artbucks members

Published on 2 May 2018

Preferential early booking for the 2018 National Arts Festival opens today for Artbucks members, those customers who are signed up to the Festival’s loyalty programme.

The 2018 National Arts Festival runs from 28 June to 8 July this year and, with nearly 3 000 performances crammed into 11 days, there’s plenty to keep audiences inspired and entertained – dance, theatre, performance art, visual art, music and more.

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Artbucks members can earn 10% of every cent they spend on Festival production tickets* so the more you see, the more you’ll save. Once the Festival is over, the choice is to either bank the credit to use against the purchase of tickets at the following year’s Festival, or to donate it to the Festival’s development projects:  Arts EncounterArtReach, and the Remix Lab. The Arts Encounter project distributes Festival tickets to community groups who would otherwise be unable to attend; ArtReach takes Festival performances to prisons, clinics, hospitals, orphanages and care homes; and the Remix Lab offers a two-week experience to community-based theatre groups during the Festival, giving workshops, masterclasses and hands-on experience to participants.

Customers who buy tickets online are automatically registered as Artbucks members. Emails have been sent to Artbucks members, showing the amount of credit they have available to spend at this year’s Festival. (If you’d prefer not to be a member, please let us know by emailing

What to see

We’re giving Artbucks members an early look at the 2018 Main programme. Please note: This programme lists Main productions only – Creativate Digital Arts Festival events are not included, neither are the Festival of Film and Ideas’ talks and workshops. The Fringe programme will be online on Monday 7 May, when bookings open.

How to book

Early bookings for Artbucks members can only be done via email, phone or fax until full online bookings open nationwide for everyone on 7 May.

How to redeem your Artbucks credit

To redeem your Artbucks credit, please quote the voucher number emailed to you when making your booking. Once bookings open online on 7 May, you can copy-and-paste the voucher code from your email into the relevant block at checkout. 

* NOTE: Only the purchase of full price tickets are eligible for Artbucks credit. Discounted or concession tickets for students, pensioners or groups, are not included.