Welcome to the updated ‘tickets’ section. We’d like to highlight this isn’t a ticket to a show, instead it is entry into a community-led, participatory event. Transforming passive to engaged, consumer to creator, observer to deep-diver, the spaces for new world-building await.

  • Participation fee 220€
    excluding €10 waste deposit
  • Shuttlebus
    from and to Lisboa, Porto and Madrid airport
  • Sleepy Tipi
    sleep in a comfortable and equipped tipi

General info

Tickets to Waking Life are limited. All tickets include free parking and access to the camping site, and each ticket is sold with an additional €10 waste deposit. Earn your waste deposit back by handing in your full (and recycled) bags of waste along with your waste deposit ticket.

Raffle

Instead of waking up early, e-queuing, or being at the mercy of your wifi connections, everyone interested in coming to Waking Life 2022 will spin the wheel of fortune (technonerds, call this a randomisation algorithm). The raffle opens on December 1st.

Subsidized

Waking Life aims to be an inclusive space, accessible to people in different geographical, economic and social situations. Subsidized tickets are one of the ways we promote that inclusiveness. These lower-priced tickets are meant for participants who couldn’t afford the regular tickets, or need a little assistance. We welcome your application to a ticket at 50% reduced rate if you are in a difficult financial situation, whether due to personal circumstance or the economic context of the country you live in (such as the one in Portugal). We offer an extra ticket to any person with disability to bring along one person to assist you, free of charge. Reach out to info@wakinglife.pt to apply.

Transparency

Waking Life is an independent nonprofit association, free from sponsorships, financed by family and friends and all of you. So where does the money go? From this year on, we will share with you our annual expenses and revenue report which will give a clearer picture of the resources we’re handling as well as the monetary value flowing in and out of our community.

Ticket personalisation

All tickets have to be personalised. This means that the name on each ticket will be checked without exception, and it will not be possible to enter with a ticket under someone else’s name. The only safe platform to re-sell and buy tickets after the raffle is Ticketswap.

Bus

Hop on for a comfortable and more sustainable way to get to Waking Life. Waking Life shuttles drive between Lisbon, Porto and Madrid airport to Crato and back. Travel times are about 4 hours from Lisbon, 5 from Porto and 7 from Madrid.

Sleepy Tipi

A limited amount of tipis are available, intended for those who won’t have the possibility to bring camping gear to Crato. Upon entering your tipi a deposit of €100 will have to be paid, which will be given back after leaving it in good condition.

Crato residents

Registered Crato residents can apply for a free ticket between May 1st and July 1st at their junta de freguesia. Please bring your ID card and a proof of residence to register.

Volunteers

Volunteers do not need to participate in the ticket raffle, but keep in mind that tickets to Waking Life are limited and volunteer positions as well.

Kids

Kids between the age of 3 and 13 years old accompanied by at least one parent or guardian are granted free access to Waking Life. To keep up on how many youngsters are running around on site, parents or guardians will need to apply for this ticket as a subsidized ticket.

Weekend tickets

Day or weekend tickets are not available. Waking Life is best served as an immersive week-long happening, where time takes a backseat to the experiences you will encounter and create.