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

Fast Passes are now available - allowing ticketholders to reserve prime seats at the front for specific events. Book per event below.

Festival Tickets

Festival Tickets provide access to all events in our main programme including Debates, Talks, Music, DJs, Performance, Comedy, Art, Documentary Screenings, 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

Children's Programme

Our Children and Young Adult's Programme includes talks, interactive sessions and learning experiences to pique the curiosity of younger minds - from under 12s all the way up to young adults.
Explore all these options in more detail below...


Don't miss out on our Inner Circle events for the chance to discuss today's most prevalent issues with some of the world's leading thinkers. It's not everyday you get to think big, ask your questions, and explore a world of ideas with legendary scientists, philosophers and artists, over fantastic food and drink!

Salon events last 2 hours, all other Inner Circle events last 1 hour.

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