Programme and tickets

Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2018 offered a programme aimed to university students. Encounters between authors and students were held thanks to the support of Colombiana and the existing alliance with Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano – Seccional Cartagena, Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, Universidad de Cartagena and Centro San Lázaro. The upcoming edition of Hay Cartagena de Indias will be celebrated between the 31st of January and the 3rd of February 2019.

You can download the programme of Hay Cartagena 2018 here:

Download the programme (Spanish)


Claustro de la Merced, situated next to Teatro Adolfo Mejía, and Teatro Adolfo Mejía – Centro Amurallado.

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. 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. 

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