Programme and tickets

Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2020 will be celebrated between January 30 and February 2. 

Online Tickets

Tickets sale will begin at the end of the year, once Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2020 is launched.


Tickets sale will be online until January 27, when the box office will open at the Claustro de la Merced, next to the Teatro Adolfo Mejía. From 9:00 to 18:00.

Telephone information:

  • Gema Tours Cartagena: +57 (5) 6602499 - 674 5661 - 676 7156
  • Direct line (Sugey Pájaro): +57 317 516 5513

2019's prizes

  • Events tickets: $ 35.000.
  • Tickets for concerts: $50.000 and $80.000.

Students: 20% of the seating capacity is offered for free until the quota is filled. In order to apply for these tickets, an online reservation must be done in advance with a picture of the student card attached. Additionally, under aged students must download a document which has to be signed by the parents or by a responsible adult. Students may only require a single ticket per event, up to 10 different events, plus another one for the opening concert.

Hay Joven (HJ): events with the HJ naming are exclusively targeted to university students and high school students over 16. In order to apply for these tickets, an online reservation must be done with a picture of the student card attached. Students may only require a single ticket per event.

Hay Comunitario (HFC): events with the HFC naming are targeted to both an adult and children audience. Appropiate age range is indicated below each description in events aimed for children. Entry to all the events is free.

In case there are spare tickets left, it will be possible to adquire them at the corresponding site before each event, until complete capacity.
The programme is susceptible to change. In case any event gets cancelled, the ticket may be changed for other event, of equal value and if available. Otherwise, money will be refund. 
Please be punctual, the Festival may refuse entry once the talk has already started. 
The Festival keeps its right to broadcast via its promotional channels pictures taken to the audience during the events. 

2019's venues

  • Teatro Adolfo Mejía - Cra. 4 #38-10, Plaza de la Merced

  • Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara) - Calle del Torno 39-29, Barrio San Diego

  • Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio) - Cra. 36 #2-74, Plaza Santo Domingo

  • UNIBAC - Calle del Camposanto #39-12

  • Centro de Convenciones - Calle 24 #8A-344

  • Casa Hay Festival - SURA - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537

  • Cine Colombia – Centro Comercial Plaza Bocagrande -Cra. 1 #12-118, Plaza Bocagrande

  • Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores - Calle 31 #19-51 

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