Thank you for your interest in the National Poetry Slam!

Online Tickets have sold out for the Friday Night Events.  We have VERY limited tickets at the door, so be sure to check which teams are at which venues and GET THERE EARLY to purchase the very limited tickets at the door.  It’s not too late to buy Finals tickets for tomorrow night, although they are selling out quickly so don’t delay!

Final Stage – Saturday Night – Available only at 

Don’t miss the top four slam poetry teams competing for the national title – this event will sell out – buy your tickets today!

$30 – In Advance

$35 – At the Door (if available)

Seating for all bouts is first-come, first-served. Festival Pass and Advance-Purchase Ticket holders receive priority entry.

Please contact us for group discounts for ten or more people.


Preliminary Bouts will be held Tuesday – Thursday evening, $7 admission with cash or card at the door

Entry to late night events (starting after 10 pm) are just $5 and can be purchased at the door with cash or card on a first-come, first-served basis.

View our schedule for FREE workshops and open mics available to the public all week long.


– EVENT PASS HOLDERS- Your passes, including finals tickets, will be available for pick up at the McNichols building (144 W Colfax Ave) Monday August 7th, Tuesday August 8thor Wednesday August 9th from 5-8pm.

Semi Finals/Group Piece Finals (Friday Night ONLY)- your printed or emailed ticket on Eventbrite will be accepted at the door at any of the Friday night Venues (see our website for more info Please bring a copy or have it pulled up on your phone for ease.

*Tickets purchased for finals (Saturday Night) come from altitude tickets, and you should have a confirmation directly from them on behalf of the Paramount Theatre. These tickets are NOT available here on Eventbrite.

For the most up to date information, please check out our schedule . We will be updating regularly with information on venues, times, programming, events, etc.