Programme & tickets


Soon: information about Hay Festival Arequipa 2019


Tickets for Hay Festival Arequipa are available online in the run up to the festival. Once tickets are purchased, an email with a QR code will be sent. You can print your QR code or download it to your phone, to show it at the venue.

Box office

Direct ticket sales are available at the box office at the Mario Vargas Llosa Library (c/ San Francisco 308) from early November in the run up to the festival.

Tickets can be purchased directly at the venue before each event, until full capacity is reached. Students without pre-booked tickets will be admitted until the venue is full.

Ticket prices (2018)

General programme events: 7 to 10 nuevos soles

Concerts and plays: from 15 nuevos soles

Hay Festivalito events (children & YA): free, after online registration

Hay Joven events (students): free, after online registration


20% of the tickets for each event on the general programme will be free of charge to registered students, on a first come first served basis. To reserve these tickets, you can register online (registration opens in the run up to the festival). Students may request one ticket per event.

Hay Festivalito (HF)

Events with the 'HF' numbering are for children and young adults. Entry to these events is free, after online registration. Proof of age will be requested, to be sent in with the registration form. Please note the ages indicated on each event when registering. For children under 16, each registration corresponds to a child accompanied by an adult.

Hay Joven (HJ)

Hay Joven's programme is co-organised with the Universidad Católica de San Pablo. You can register online in the run up to the festival.

The programme is subject to changes. In case of cancellation of any of the events, your event ticket may be exchanged for another event or we will refund the amount of your ticket.

To access the events, please arrive punctually. The Festival reserves the right to refuse admission to the venue once an event begins.

The Festival reserves the right to use photos of the public taken during events, on its promotional channels.

Venues (2018)

Teatro Municipal  (Calle Mercaderes 239)

Casa Tristán del Pozo, BBVA (San Francisco 108)

Biblioteca Regional Mario Vargas Llosa  (Calle San Francisco 308)

Sala Mariano Melgar - Universidad Nacional San Agustín (Calle San Agustín 106)

 Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Theater, auditorium and library) (Calle Melgar 109)

Auditorio Instituto Peruano Alemán (Calle Ugarte 207)

Centro de las Artes de la Universidad Católica San Pablo (Calle Palacio Viejo 414)

Sala de Conferencias de la Alianza Francesa de Arequipa (Calle Santa Catalina 208, Cercado)

Auditorio del Colegio de Arquitectos de Arequipa (Calle Bolívar 207)

Hay Festival Team (2018)

Operative team

Gabriela Alosilla, Carla Cruzado, Diana Gonzáles Obando, Press, Julio del Carpio Coordination of the photographic record, Rosa Cruz y Gabriel Light, Graphic design, Ángela Delgado Valdivia Developvment Director Hay Festival Arequipa, Peter Florence Director, Cristina Fuentes La Roche Hay Festival International Director, Izara García Rodríguez Hay Festival América Coordinator, Sheila Hall, Coordination assistant, Iñaki Lasa Etura Content coordination, Paul Richardson Web page, Maria Luisa Rodríguez Production, Zoe Romero Miranda Hay Festival América guests coordination, Ximena Ruiz Rosas Public relations, Manuel y Mario Torres Silva, Volunteers coordination

Hay Festival Directors

Terry Burns (Vice-President), Lyndy Cooke, Geraint Davies, Peter Florence, Cristina Fuentes La Roche, Nik Gowing, Guto Harri, Caroline Michel Presidenta, Jesse Norman, Francine Stock and Michelle Walder

Hay Festival Arequipa Vicepresidents

Mauricio Chirinos y Chirinos, Alonso Ruiz-Rosas Cateriano, Hernando Torres-Fernández


Rosie Boycott, Terry Burns, Dylan Jones Presidente, Caroline Michel, Maurice Saatchi

Many thanks to our partners, the Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano. Thanks also to our volunteers, technical team, interpreters, and the media, and to Eliot Audiovisual, Arstescénica and Vía Expresa Cinema and Video.

Partner for Latin America


Principal Sponsor

Fundación BBVA Continental