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 online or at the Marlowe Box Office.



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


Day Passes | Giving you access to events across one day of the festival | £30 | On Sale Soon 

Individual Event Tickets | Ranging from £5 – £15  are available online or at the Marlowe Theatre Box Office HERE


You can buy tickets to individual events through browsing the Festival Programme on our website. 

When you have chosen an event you wish to attend click on the BUY TICKETS button on that events page.  This will take you through to The Marlowe Theatre website where you can buy your tickets. You will also be given the option to buy additional tickets to our other Festival Events. 


You can but tickets at the Marlowe Theatre Box Office. 


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.