FIVARS 2019 Ticket Info

VRTO (Virtual Reality, Toronto) and Constant Change Arts and Technology Initiative present the critically-acclaimed International Festival of Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Stories for its 5th year, bigger and better than ever.

FIVARS 2019 Ticketing Information

Date: September 13th-15th, 2019
Time: 12 pm – 9 pm daily
Location: Toronto Media Arts Centre


Stay tuned to this site for Early Bird ticket announcements!

Who should come: Film enthusiasts, families, travelers, adventurers, programmers, philosophers, punks, activists, experimenters, students, teachers, journalists, and technologists will all find something to inspire, motivate and experience.

Pricing and Dates

Limited Early Bird tickets are $30 + fees & taxes and go on sale July 15th, 2019
August 12th: Tickets are CAD $40 + fees and taxes and $50 + tax at the door
There are 3 Days from Which to Choose:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 13th-15th, 2019

How Tickets Work

Tickets are sold for 2-hour blocks for total 80 minutes of viewing, to be selected by you, in person, at the event.

Your ticket gets you a colored wristband, and an 80 minute RipTix paper ticket that includes 8x Credits (approximately 10-minutes each) to be redeemed in exchange for programme material of equivalent value. That is DOUBLE the viewing time as previous years for the same price!

A RipTix looks a bit like this:


For example:
– A 14-minute VR experience will be worth 2x Credits.
– An 8-minute VR experience will be worth 1x Credit
– A 3-minute VR experience will be worth 1x Credit
– An open ended interactive experience will be worth 2 Credits plus 1 Credit for each additional 10 minutes.

Please arrive at least 15 mins early or on time, as your ticket will expire at the end of the hour for which your ticket was purchased. You will not be allowed access to VR exhibits for hours for which you do not have a ticket.

Separately, your wristband will also grant you access to General Panels and presentations for ANY day during which FIVARS is happening from 4-5pm EST, on a FIRST COME basis, so long as there is available space (Panels will be limited to 50 person audience) but will also be recorded for later viewing.

Due to the carefully timed system, created to minimize wait-times, there are NO refunds for latecomers. No exceptions.

This event is for ages 10+. Some experiences are 18+ or require the consent of a guardian.

ps. FIVARS is pronounced FIVE-are-sss