2019 Cultivate Pricing
Early-Bird pricing until JULY 31
In-person tickets available at
North Road Sports | Mon-Sat
GAC Ticket Booth | Weekends Only
See it all
Weekend Music Pass +
5-show Theatre Pass
- $130 Early-Bird
- $160 on Aug 1
- $60 Early-Bird
- $75 on Aug 1
Saturday or Sunday only
- $40 Early-Bird
- $50 on Aug 1
5-show Theatre Pass
- $100 Early-Bird
- $120 on Aug 1
Individual Theatre Tickets
- $25 Early-Bird
- $28 on Aug 1
Buy tickets to 3 different shows, get 10% off
Children 16 and under are free for all events!*
*If accompanied by a ticketed adult.
- There is an additional fee for online purchases to cover online software charge.
- Theatre and Music tickets provide open access to food, bar, and vendor areas of the festival.
- Music Passes include 1 “Rush” ticket to a theatre performance. These are only if there are available seats 15 minutes before a show. See FAQ for details.
How do the tickets work? What do I have access to?
The Cultivate grounds have separate theatre and music stages, with a common food, drink, and art festival hub. Theatre tickets give you access to the hub and the Antony Holland Theatre Stage, for the day of your ticket. Music tickets give you access to the 2 music and workshop stages, as well as the festival hub.
How do the Rush Tickets work?
When you buy either a 1-day or Weekend Music Pass, you receive 1 Rush Ticket to a theatre show (on the same day as your pass, if you bought a 1-day Music Pass).
Show up at the show of your choice 15 minutes before the performance starts. Rush Tickets will not be accepted before then. If there are seats available, you can attend that performance.
There’s no guarantees of a spot. If there’s a show that you really want to see, please buy a ticket.
Can I visit the Artisan Vendor Village with my ticket?
YES! The Vendor Village is open to the public and music ticket holders will have access to a few additional vendors located in the Music Stage grounds.
Can I visit the Family Zone with my ticket?
Adults need a Music 1- or 2-day Pass to get to it. Kids/youth under 16 are free. The Family Zone is located inside the Music Stage grounds, near the Commons Gardens
Do children/ youth need tickets?
We love our youth! 16 and under are free to all performances, if they’re accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Do I need a physical ticket?
Whether you buy in person or online, your name and email will be registered on our ticket list. You’ll receive an email confirmation of your purchase, along with a receipt.
For Cultivator Pass, Music Passes, and Theatre Pass holders, you can pick up your tickets/ wristbands at the Festival Box Office, which opens on Wednesday, August 28, at the Gabriola Commons. Wristbands will be required for reentry to the Music Stage areas.
For Individual Theatre ticket holders who purchase online or in person, you’ll receive a ticket by email. You’ll need to print this and bring to the festival, or be ready to show your ticket on a phone.
How do I buy tickets in person?
Tickets are available at North Road Sports (510 North Road) during business hours. We’ll also have a GAC Ticket Booth open on weekends throughout July and August, across from the Farmer’s Market at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre.
When I go to buy my ticket online, I'm charged a fee. What's that?
The fee covers the cost of the ticketing software we use, Tickit. We’re trying to make ticket buying as easy and painless as possible for you. It also helps us to record and track your purchase, do refunds, and operate our box office efficiently.
What happened to the free daytime part of the festival, like last year?
It was such a joy to offer free daytime offerings for Gabriola. We are not able to do this again this year, but remain committed to an inclusive and affordable festival, for all generations. We are offering all of our tickets at prices that prioritize accessibility.
Everyone has times when money’s tight. We want everyone to come, whether or not you can afford it, and we offer many ways to get here. See our Inclusion Campaign for more details.