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Admission

Online button sales have ended; buttons can now be purchased on-site at the festival starting May 1 at 12:00 p.m. at our headquarters (125 Museum Place Mall), either of our info booths along the pedestrian walkway (Essex Street), or in the lobby of the Hawthorne Hotel or Peabody Essex Museum while events are taking place in those venues. You can also purchase your button outside of our evening headline events. Pre-purchased buttons are also available for pick-up at these locations.

  • General Admission - $15
  • Seniors and students - $7
  • Workshop fee - $10

The workshop fee has risen in price this year to better help us cover the cost of the festival. That $10 allows you to sign up for as many workshops as you want to take. Please note that reserving your spot for the workshops of your choice via our schedule (by creating a profile and adding the workshops to your schedule) is key, as the workshops fill up fast.

Donations to Mass Poetry
At these prices, we will generate only enough revenue to cover half of the festival costs, but it is important to us to keep prices low so that everyone can attend. We encourage those who have the means to add a donation to their button purchase to help us continue to offer the festival experience at a low price. You can either purchase your button above and donate separately, or simply use this donate button, adding your donation amount to the cost of your ticket, and noting the donation amount when prompted during your transaction.