HowTheLightGetsIn 2019


HowTheLightGetsIn returns to the beautiful grounds of Kenwood House with over 70 debates & talks and 40 music & comedy acts!

Festival Tickets

Festival Tickets provide access to all events in our main programme including Debates, Talks, Music, DJs, Performance, Comedy, Art, HotDocs, and IAI Academy Courses, throughout the weekend.

Please note:  Festival Tickets do not provide access to Extra Experiences, such as our Open Platform events and Long Table Banquets, which must be booked separately.

Fast Passes

Festival Ticket holders can purchase Fast Passes for any debate or talk. Fast Pass holders do not have to queue and have a prime seat reserved for them in the venue. You can purchase Fast Passes below.

Book by event

Young Adults

Below are our suggested events for young adults. For activities for children see the Info page, or click here. There is also a dedicated programme of events for sixth formers, ticketed separately - click here for more detail about the IAI School.

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