Tickets and Passes

Tickets and Passes


The audience of Piazza Grande, involved during the show before the film "Ricky and the Flash" in 2015.


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On this page you will find all information about tickets and passes, box office hours and useful information regarding the evening Piazza Grande screenings. 

For further information, please contact


Tickets for daytime screenings in theaters
CHF 17
Only to be bought at the box office

Tickets for evenings screenings in Piazza Grande with one film
CHF 25 (CHF 27 online sale

Tickets for evening screenings in Piazza Grande with two films
CHF 35 (CHF 37 online sale)

Tickets for the second screening in Piazza Grande
CHF 17 (CHF 18 online sale

Seat reservation in Piazza Grande
+ CHF 17 (combined with any ticket or pass, max 6 seats)


The Festival would like to dedicate the release of the new 20-franc banknote to its public. On the first night of the Piazza Grande the ticket’s symbolic cost will be 20 francs. Online sale will be 20 francs plus fees.



Daily Passes

General Daily Pass
CHF 45 (CHF 50 on days with double screening on Piazza Grande, online sale CHF 48 and 53)

Student and Trainee Daily Pass (up to 30 years of age)
CHF 27 (CHF 32 on days with double screening on Piazza Grande).
Only to be bought at the box office.

Daily Passes can be purchased by 6 PM of the same day the latest.



Advanced season tickets must be ordered by 6 PM on July 24. 
Sale of season tickets will continue from July 30 starting 6 PM at the main box offices in Piazza Grande.

Festival season ticket
CHF 330 (online sale)
Allows admission to all official screenings at the Festival.
Non-transferable card with photo.

Students and trainees (under 30)
CHF 110 (online sale)
Allows admission to all official screenings at the Festival.
Non-transferable card with photo.
Documentation proving current registration at school or university must be supplied with the application.

Over 64
CHF 220 (online sale)
Allows admission to all official screenings at the Festival.
Non-transferable card with photo.

Piazza Grande Pass 
CHF 250 (online sale)
Allows admission to all Piazza Grande screenings.
Non-transferable card with photo.

Amici del Festival
CHF 490 (online sale)
Allows admission to all official screenings at the Festival.
Non-transferable card with photo.
It entitles holder to admission to the reserved seating area of the Piazza Grande.
“Friends of the Festival” also receive the official Festival catalogue and an invitation to attend the closing ceremony.

CHF 1,600 (online sale)
Book of 11 tickets (one for each day) for distribution to individual clients, partners and co-workers. Each ticket allows admission to all official screenings of the day and entitles the bearer to entry to the exclusive reserved seating area in Piazza Grande.
Each ticket includes two drinks at the Bar Magnolia.


Hospitality VIP Packages

Discover the different possibilities to turn your night at the Locarno Festival into a magical event. From the lively Piazza Grande Lounge, to the exclusive and elegant Leopard Club Lounge, and on to the sparkling Spazio RSI @ Magnolia: thanks to our team your festival nights will be unforget- table and unique.  
Get the brochure for our VIP Hospitality Packages.

For reservations or additional information, please contact us via the following email address:



Box Office in Piazza Grande


Box Office

Box Office Opening Hours

Piazza Grande From To
30.7.2017 6 PM 10 PM
31.7.2017 10 AM   6 PM
1.8.2017 9 AM   10 PM

Box offices at La Sala, Palexpo (FEVI) and L'altra Sala open 1 hour before each screening.
Other theaters: 30 minutes before screenings. 

Advance sales

Tickets for evening screenings on the Piazza Grande and daily passes are now available both on our website, and at all Ticket Corner Centers. 

Info: 0900 800 800 (CHF 1.19/min).


Piazza Grande, even in case of rain is an experience to try at least once in your life!


Piazza Grande

Every night 9.30 PM screening in Piazza Grande and Palexpo (FEVI).

In case of rain: Free Transportation (PardoBus 1) from Piazza Grande (Locarno Post Office) to the Palexpo (FEVI).
The use of umbrellas is prohibited during screenings.

Piazza Grande and theaters: admission subject to availability of seats. Seats are not guaranteed, please arrive early. If the maximum capacity of Piazza Grande has been reached, please go to the Palexpo (FEVI). It is prohibited to reserve seats with objects.
Tickets are not refundable.

The Piazza Grande is closed between 7.30 pm and 8 pm due to routine inspections. For security reasons, the Locarno Festival will have the right to carry out security checks.

Thank you for not smoking during the screening.

Strollers are not allowed to access or transit Piazza Grande.
A delimited area or wheelchairs is accessible on the right side of the main entrance. 

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