Unfortunately, this section isn’t very relevant right now because we are in a standby situation. We are following public health and policy developments closely but not selling tickets because pandemic-reality is still unpredictable. In any case, Waking Life will be postponed to 2022.

  • Participation Fee
    excluding €10 waste deposit
  • Shuttlebus
    from and to Lisboa, Porto and Madrid airport
  • Sleepy Tipi
    sleep in a comfortable and equipped tipi
  • Caravan / Campervan
    sleep in your camper vehicle

General info

To ensure an intimate atmosphere for everyone involved, tickets to Waking Life are limited. 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.

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 is Ticketswap.


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. We welcome your application to a subsidized ticket if you are in a difficult financial situation, being it by personal circumstance or the economic context of the country you live in (such as the one in Portugal).


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.

Caravan / Campervan

Caravan / Campervan tickets have to be purchased by participants coming with a camper vehicle. There are two types of tickets: Camping Area and Parking Area. A Camping Area ticket gives you access to the camping site with your camper vehicle. The Parking Area ticket allows you to park your camper vehicle on the parking area, 10 minutes outside the Waking Life lands.


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.