Battle of Ideas Festival tickets

Tickets for the Battle of Ideas 2016, which will take place at the Barbican on 22 and 23 October, are now on sale.

Join us for two discussion-packed days in the company of hundreds of expert speakers and thousands of attendees, who all want to get to grips with the world today through no-holds-barred debate.

For any enquiries please contact Geoff Kidder on: (020) 7269 9220 or email: geoffkidder@instituteofideas.com.

Early Bird Prices –
Weekend rate

  • Standard ticket - £90
  • Standard concession ticket - £40
  • Standard IoI associate ticket - £55
  • IoI associate concession ticket - £35
  • School Students - £20 *
  • Student Champion 2016 - £25

Early Bird Prices – Day rates
(Saturday or Sunday)

  • Standard ticket - £50
  • Standard concession ticket - £25
  • Standard IoI associate ticket - £35
  • IoI associate concession ticket - £20
  • School Students - £10 *

Buy tickets


* - for schools tickets, contact Geoff Kidder.

Why are we afraid to judge?

"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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