Wise Words takes place in the stunning Secret Garden, a unique and magical site just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Canterbury’s busy high street. The festival offers 10 days of thought provoking talks, walks, performances, workshops, music and poetry. There is something for everyone and entrance to the Secret Garden is free.

Tickets to performances and workshops can be bought from the Festival site or by ringing 07828 379189 and speaking to George or 07540 998872 and speaking to Beth



A limited number of Festival Passes are available for only £65

Festival Passes will give you access to performances, talks and events across the 10 days of the festival. We love the intimacy of our yurt and know that you do too. If you are lucky enough to get one of these Early Bird Passes, we do recommend arriving at your top events early to grab one of the seats we hold back for Festival Pass holders. These are offered on a first come first served basis. The only things that the Festival Pass will not give you access to, are the whole or half-day workshops / masterclasses, walks and children’s events.

General Release Tickets




There will be a Ticket Tent at the Festival where you can buy tickets to those events where there are still tickets available. We only accept cash on the festival site.