TIFF 2019 key dates & ticket details

by W. Andrew Powell
TIFF red carpet

Let the countdown begin! The Toronto International Film Festival is less than 12 weeks away, and there are some key dates coming up that you need to know for purchasing packages and tickets.

This year’s festival runs from September 5 to 15, and similar to last year, TIFF will be offering pre-assigned seating at four venues again in 2019: Roy Thomson Hall, the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre, the Elgin Theatre, and the Winter Garden Theatre.

Tickets will start this year at $19 for regular screenings and $26 for Premium screenings, with an affordable option for anyone under 25 starting at just $11.

Festival ticket packages already went on sale in May for TIFF members, and for Visa cardholders they are on sale now. General sale of packages for the public goes on sale June 19.

Purchase your TIFF ticket packages at tiff.net/tickets19, or by phone from 10am to 7pm ET daily at 416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433. You can also visit in person from 10am to 10am ET daily at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Ticket packages are available until August 11, while quantities last.

Stay tuned to our TIFF 2019 feature section for the latest updates leading up to and during the festival.


June 19:
Packages go on sale to the public, starting at 10am ET.

August 11:
Package sales close at 10pm ET.

August 20:
The Programme Book and Official Film Schedule are released. The Official Film Schedule is also available online at tiff.net/schedule.

August 22:
Individual tickets available for purchase à la carte to TIFF Patrons Circle Members according to level.

Beginning August 25:
Ticket selection window for package purchasers begins for TIFF Members (according to level), followed by the public.

Beginning August 31:
Individual tickets available for purchase à la carte to all TIFF Members, 10am–4pm ET (subject to availability).

Beginning September 1:
Individual tickets available for purchase à la carte to all TIFF Insiders, 10am–4pm ET (subject to availability).

Beginning September 2:
Individual tickets available for purchase à la carte to the public, 10am–4pm ET (subject to availability). Sales reopen at 8am on September 4 and will be available through to September 15.

September 5–15:
44th Toronto International Film Festival


Customize your Festival experience.

Regular Flex Pack (6 tickets): $155 (on sale for public on June 19)
Regular Flex Pack (10 tickets): $250 (purchase in increments of 10, up to 100 tickets)
Premium Flex Pack (6 Premium tickets): $435
Weekday Daytime Flex Pack (10 tickets): $175
Back-Half Flex Pack (6 tickets to films screening from September 11 to 15): $110
Above packages include up to four tickets per screening, per account.

Festival Programmers select the films.

Buzz List Pack (access to top tier seats for five premium festival titles): $1,560
Opening Night Gala Film: $120
Closing Night Gala Film: $100

Individual tickets are available for purchase in person, by phone, or online beginning September 2.

(August 31 for TIFF Members. Patrons Circle Members can purchase from August 22, according to level.)

Three-tiered pricing for venues with assigned seating
(Roy Thomson Hall, Visa Screening Room at Princess of Wales Theatre, Elgin Theatre, and Winter Garden Theatre)

Starting at
Regular: Tier C – $19
Regular: Tier B – $26
Regular: Tier A – $36
Premium: Tier C – $26
Premium: Tier B – $51
Premium: Tier A – $78
Rush tickets, when available: $25 (Regular) and $45 (Premium).
Get up to four tickets per screening, per account.

Pricing for venues without reserved seating
(Ryerson, Scotiabank, Jackman Hall (AGO), and TIFF Bell Lightbox)

Starting at
Regular (evenings and weekends) – $29
Weekday Daytime Adult – $19
Weekday Daytime under 25 – $11
Premium – $53
Rush tickets, when available – $25 (Regular) and $45 (Premium).
Get up to four tickets per screening, per account.

$47 (Delivery available for an additional cost)

Note that prices include HST and service fees, and packages include regular screenings only, unless otherwise noted.

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