How Does LitCrawl Work?

LitCrawl is now two things: the Crawl on Saturday night, and then the Extended programme of ticketed and free events that run from Thursday until the end of Sunday.

The crawl happens between 6pm - 9.15pm on Sat 10 November. There are 25 events in three parts (Phase 1: 6pm - 6.45pm; Phase 2: 7.15pm - 8pm; Phase 3: 8.30pm - 9.15pm). It is recommended that you study the programme and choose what events you are going to try and get in to in each of those three parts (venues are often quite small so you need to have back up options in case your first choices fill up). You have half an hour between each session to move to your next session. Events are free but we take donations if you can spare the cash. All donations go right back into the event, which is entirely non-profit, and are gratefully accepted.

The LitCrawl Extended programme is both ticketed and free, see event details for that information.

Where do I get Tickets and how much?

The Crawl is free or donation if you can spare the cash (we recommend $5). All donations go right back into making the event.

Some Extended events are free and some are ticketed. All tickets are available through Eventfinda. There are links on every session on this website that take you through to the appropriate Eventfinda page.

Concession prices if you are feeling skint: Every ticketed event has a concession price. This is for students, community service cardholders, Super card holders, and for those who need to purchase at the concession price rather than the standard price.

If an event is not sold out, then there will be door sales on the day of the event.

I want to go to lots of events – can I get a discount?

Yes! You can buy a Bookworm pass for 4 Events and an Addict pass for 8 Events. Click here for more info!


All LitCrawl Extended venues are wheelchair accessible, except for San Fran. Please notify us of any requirements in advance to help us assist. During the Saturday night Crawl, of the 22 venues we use, two are not wheelchair accessible: Caroline and Photospace Gallery.

The City Gallery and National Library of New Zealand have induction loop systems for those with hearing impairments. There will be a sign interpreter at Sound Machine: Raymond Antrobus.

Where should I stay while in Wellington?

CQ Hotel is a great, central spot on Cuba Street. Perfect for LitCrawlers. If you use the code LITCRAWL you will receive a discount on your booking.

What about food?

Wellington is a food paradise. But, some advice if you are going to crawl on Saturday night: eat before the crawl, bring a pocket full of snacks and a water bottle, head for fast food between sessions if you’re feeling the hunger (ideas: Midnight Espresso on Cuba St has hearty cabinet food, Tommy Millions Pizza, Meow does bar snacks, Crumpet does seriously amazing crumpets, Hashigo Zake does excellent food too.

Still have a question?

Send us an email and we’ll get back to you!