Tip of the Week: Scoring Tickets

A quick caveat for eager Festivalgoers: Sundance Ticketing favors the informed. Appropriately, a little effort goes a long way, and we’re here to help you catch every film on your wish list. The opportunity to purchase Festival Passes and Ticket Packages is quickly fading, but registration for Individual Tickets will be available beginning November 8 and purchasing is possible through the Festival. They are only $15 each and can be obtained using four different methods.


  • Advance Tickets
    • Register between November 8 at 9 a.m. and December 19 at 5 p.m. to reserve a timeslot. Once you receive your date and time, return to the Individual Tickets page and purchase up to 20 tickets to screenings and/or panels. Ticket availability for Advance Tickets is primarily for the second half of the Festival. Registration dates and times are randomly assigned by a computer and are not first-come, first-served. 
  • Open Tickets
    • Not one for planning? No problem. You can purchase Individual Tickets between January 17 and January 29 without any prior registration. Tickets are available online up until 36 hours before showtime and will be ready for pickup at any of our Main Box Offices, OR you can purchase in person for available screenings at any Main Box Office up to two hours before showtime.
  • Day of Show Tickets
    • There’s still one film you’re absolutely bent on seeing—all hope is not lost. Set your alarm throughout the Festival (Jan. 19-29) to arrive at any of our Main Box Offices at 8 a.m. sharp. We’ll release a limited batch of remaining tickets to each day’s screenings. If you want a sneak peek at what will be up for purchase, availability is posted on the Main Box Office doors the night before. 
  • Wait List Tickets 
    • For the most seasoned procrastinators. This truly is your last chance. Go directly to the theatre to waitlist for an opportunity to purchase a last minute ticket. Arrive two hours (one hour for first screenings of the day) before the scheduled screening time and pray to the film gods that you make the cut. 

We’ve done the hard part for you, now go get your tickets!

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