Festival Pass (FP)
The SWF Festival Pass gives you access to all Festival Pass events. With one pass, you can catch your SWF favourites such as panel discussions, talks, workshops, readings and more.
You may purchase your Festival Pass here, or at the SWF Ticketing Counter during the festival.
You are required to show your Festival Pass at each venue for entry. Please ensure you do not lose your physical Festival Pass as it’s non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
SWF Youth Pass
Access to all SWF programmes.
You may purchase your Youth Pass here, or at the SWF Ticketing Counter during the festival.
Before attending your first in-person SWF event, kindly proceed to the SWF Ticketing Counter with your SISTIC E-Ticket to do a one-time redemption of your physical Festival Pass that will entitle you to all Festival Pass events throughout the festival. A valid student card must be presented upon collection.
You are required to show your Youth Pass at each venue for entry. Please ensure you do not lose your physical Youth Pass as it’s non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
Festival Pass with Registration Events
To register for Festival Pass with Registration events:
1. Please refer to the individual programme listing for the registration link.
2. Click on the registration link, and key in your Transaction ID as the ‘Promo Password’.
3. If you’ve just purchased a Festival Pass, kindly note that registration to these events can only be made from 12pm the following day.
Please note that registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Do remember to bring along your Festival Pass for validation at the event’s venue for entry. Registered seats will be reserved for up to 10 minutes after the start of the performance before they are released to the public.
Kindly note that some free events may require pre-registration. Please refer to the individual programme listing for more details.
ID will be required for on-site verification.
TOTE BOARD ARTS GRANT
For selected programmes approved by Tote Board Arts Grant, government schools may enjoy subsidies of up to 50% of the ticket price. Applicable to Pre-schools, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges, Centralised Institute and Institute of Technical Educations (ITE).
Special Education Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidies up to 70% of the programme cost. For more details on school bookings or Tote Board Arts Grant, please email email@example.com.
We have a Festival Pass that allows you access to all SWF programmes excluding individually ticketed programmes. If you have a valid student pass, you qualify for a Youth Pass* with the same benefits as the Festival Pass.
*The SWF Youth Pass allows access to all Festival Pass events with the exception of programmes with content advisories. A valid student card must be presented upon collection of Youth Pass.
The SWF Youth Pass allows access to all Festival Pass events with the exception of programmes with content advisories. A valid student card must be presented upon collection of Youth Pass.
20% off (Early Bird) | $30 (Regular)
20% off (Early Bird) | $15 (Regular)
|All festival headliner events|
|In Conversation sessions|
|General programmes across all tracks|
|Individually ticketed events||Please visit individual programme listings|
|Free events||Registration may be required; please check with the event write-up prior to the event.|
The early bird sales period takes place 13 September - 14 October 2022.
If you've just purchased a Festival Pass, do note that registration for in-person programmes can only be made from 12pm the following day.
Kindly note that registration will be conducted on a first-come-first-served basis, so it’s prudent to get your Festival Pass early!
Festival Passes are tied to your unique SISTIC log-in details and cannot be shared. You can always encourage a friend to buy a pass instead – we promise it’ll be worth it! ;)
Please note that registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Do remember to bring along your Festival Pass for validation at the event’s venue for entry.
Kindly note that registered seats will be reserved for up to 10 minutes after the start of the performance before they are released to the public.
While we cannot guarantee that there will be seats, walk-ins will be accepted if there are available slots from no-shows.
Most SWF programmes will be accessible only to Festival Pass holders. However, there are a number of individually ticketed programmes that can be purchased separately. These programmes will be announced at a later date.
Some programmes will feature a Q&A segment. Please check the individual programme descriptions here to find out if a Q&A is scheduled for that session. More information will be announced at a later date.
After purchasing the e-ticket, you will need to exchange it for a physical Festival Pass at the SWF Ticketing Counter located at the front porch of The Arts House from 4 – 20 Nov 2022:
Mon - Wed, 6pm to 9pm*
Thur - Fri, 6pm to 10pm*
Sat & Sun, 9am to 10pm*
*Timing is subject to change
It will take place from 4 – 20 November 2022.
Began as a biennial festival back in 1986, the now yearly festival was rumoured to have its origins in a dark boardroom filled with avid readers. It now continues to be fuelled by hundreds of mugs of coffee and a love of the literary arts.
Other than yourself? We get all sorts at SWF, but one thing every festival-goer must share for sure is a love of reading! It goes without saying you’ll also meet writers of all kinds at SWF.
Yes! SWF Playground is a programme dedicated solely to catering events for the little ones and their parents. We have workshops, storytelling, and other events that can help introduce the kids (and maybe even their parents) to the world of literature.
SWF isn’t a biennial event anymore so there’ll always be next year! We also have a line-up of digital programmes, so you can still attend the festival from (almost!) anywhere in the world.
We first take a look at our theme of the year, then look up people who have produced works that ties in with the theme before inviting them to join us (it can be anyone from filmmakers to journalists; it doesn’t have to be just writers).
Yes, there certainly are! Please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you may write to us at Singapore Writers Festival, 28 Aliwal Street, #03-05, Singapore 199918. We will get back to you as soon as possible!