Tickets Sales

Online ticket sales

On Monday 23 July at 12 noon, the online ticket sales for virtually the entire Noorderzon programme will begin at Online ticket sales for an event always end one hour before the performance begins.

Online payment is possible with iDEAL (using your own bank) or with a credit card (Visa or Mastercard). Service costs are EUR 2 for each entire online transaction via iDEAL, and slightly higher for credit card purchases.

Manual online ticket sales

  • Choose a performance on
  • Click on the 'Buy Tickets' button
  • A pop-up screen called 'shopping cart' will appear. If you do not have a username and password, you can create them here.
  • If you want to order more tickets, click "continue shopping" to go back to the programme list. Your previously selected tickets remain in your shopping cart until you go to checkout. If you decide you do not want to order any extra tickets afterall, you can simply get to checkout by clicking 'shopping card' at the top of every webpage.
  • Follow the remaining steps in the shopping card to buy your tickets.
  • You will always receive an email if your ticket order was succesfull.

Tickets & vouchers

If you purchase tickets online before Friday 17 August, they will be sent to your home address by post.

If you order any tickets via the website from Friday 17 August on, you will receive a voucher via email. The voucher (either print or digital) can be used to pick up your tickets either at the Central Kiosk in the Noorderplantsoen from Monday 20 August on. Of course you can pick them up during the festival at Kiosk Noord and Kiosk Zuid too.

In the event that a performance or show is NOT in the Noorderplantsoen, any tickets you have purchased will also be available at the festival location 30 minutes before it begins there. Tickets purchased for performances and shows taking place in the park (Romeo Tent, Ophelia Tent, Spiegeltent, Desdemona Tent, etc.) must always be picked up at one of the Noorderplantsoen Kiosks.

Offline ticket sales

Offline ticket sales
Would you rather purchase tickets in person? From Monday 20th of August the Central Kiosk in the Noorderplantsoen will open. There are three kiosks in the park: the Central Kiosk, Kiosk Zuid (South) and Kiosk Noord (North). Purchases can be made at all locations by debit card (PIN) and in cash.

Central Kiosk in the Noorderplantsoen
Mon 20 Aug – Wed 22 Aug | 12:30–5:30 PM
weekdays during the festival | 2–10 PM
weekends during the festival | 1–10 PM
Sun 2 Sep | 1–8 PM

Kiosk Zuid in the Noorderplantsoen
weekdays during the festival | 2–10 PM
weekends during the festival | 1–10 PM
Sun 2 Sep | 1–6 PM
Purchase your coins for Rotor activities on the Speelweide at this Kiosk.

Kiosk Noord in the Noorderplantsoen
weekdays during the festival | 2–10 PM
weekends during the festival | 1–10 PM
Sun 2 Sep | closed

You can pay in cash or by card (no credit card) and you will receive your tickets straightaway.

Last-minute tickets & venue-only tickets

Last -minute tickets at the Noorderplantsoen kiosks
Tickets can be purchased online via the Noorderzon website up until one hour (60 minutes) before the performance or show commences. Any tickets still available for shows and performances in the Noorderplantsoen in the final hour (60 minutes) will ONLY be sold as last-minute tickets at the Noorderplantsoen kiosks, and NOT at the tent venues. There is a Noorderplantsoen kiosk nearby all the festival park venues.

Last -minute tickets Down Town
It will still be possible to purchase last-minute tickets at the DownTown venues.

Venue -only tickets
For some shows and performances, tickets may only be purchased at the venue itself, with ticket sales beginning 30 minutes before the show. If this is the case, this is stated in the festival info. Please note that these ticket purchases are cash only!


More information & rules of the game

Information number
If you have any questions about ticket sales, you can reach us at the festival information telephone number +31 (0) 50 211 38 73 from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM on weekdays prior to the festival, from Monday 23 July through Friday 17 August. From Monday 20 August through Sunday 2 September, the information number can also be reached during the weekend. Of course you can also always contact us via

Rules of the game

  • no admission after performance begins
  • tickets cannot be returned or exchanged
  • our programme is intended for adults unless otherwise stated
  • programme and show times may be subject to change
  • our general terms and conditions apply

Become our friend and get your tickets with a discount

Noorderzon is very pleased with the loyal, growing group of Friends of the festival. If you become our Friend now, you will get a discount when ordering tickets.

As a Friend of Noorderzon you support our festival for € 25,- a year and you’ll receive the following extras:

  • Friends will receive a discount on a selection of typical Noorderzon performances
  • Friends will receive the Noorderzon Magazine as soon as it is printed
  • Friends will get a 10% discount on all Noorderzon Merchandise, available during the festival at the Noorderzon Shop
  • Friends will receive a Noorderzon Friends Pass

As soon as you've bought our Friends Pass online, you can buy tickets with a discount at our website. Just use the same user name when logging in. You are given a discount on 2 tickets per performance, with a maximum of 10 tickets in total.

If you would like more information about being our Friend, send an e-mail with your name and address to

Is everything really always sold out?

Of course we often hear that everything is always sold out. That may well be the case for the popular shows, but don’t let that stop you from visiting one of the Kiosks or using the website’s chat function to find out about the rest of the programme. There is (nearly) always something going on!