1, How can I buy tickets for events?

In formation on how to buy tickets for events is available at the ticketing  link on the front page of the site or by clicking here.


2, How many tickets will be on sale for the year. How many are free?

There will be over 1 million people attending events over the year. Approximately 75 per ecent of these will be free to enter.


3, What research have you done with the local community to establish their potential interest in the programme?

Since its success in winning the City of Culture title in July 2010, Culture Company has held over 1,000 separate conferences, meetings and engagement events to ensure that every community in the city has been able to feed into the programme of events.

We have funded to the tune of £600,000, projects the majority of which arose out of proposals submitted following our ‘What’s the Big Idea?’ conference in October 2011 and our Colmcille Conference in November 2011.

We have also funded a substantial range of projects from our £200,000 ‘Individual Artists Award Fund’ and the £100,000 ‘Music Promise Small Grants Scheme.’ Over 100 locally based projects across a range of cultural, community, and faith groups will receive funding from these schemes as part of our programme of events for 2013.

In addition some £250,000 of funding is being made available at neighbourhood level while the main cultural festivals and venues are also receiving support.

Where ever possible Culture Company has sought to partner with local organisations as we proceed with the task of delivering what will be the biggest cultural festival ever to take place on the island of Ireland.



Frequently asked questions

How do I keep up to date with the latest news and updates around events?

The programme for Derry-Londonderry 2013 is available on the events section of the website and is also downloadable as a PDF from the homepage.

How do I book tickets for an event?

For ticketed events links to event box offices will be included with the programme information on the events section of the website as soon as tickets for the event are available.

What are some of the key programme events?

There are over 170 events taking place as part of the Derry-Londonderry 2013 celebrations. Some of the bigger events are ‘The Return of Colmiclle’ spectacular, The Turner prize, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013 and the ‘Lumiere’ lighting spectacular.