There are few magazine publications in the world as respected and revered as The New Yorker.

Since 1925, The New Yorker has been offering readers culture, news, reporting, and even fiction. For a young writer, publication in The New Yorker can mean the difference between a writing career and failure. Famed writers such as Ann Beattie, Truman Capote, Roald Dahl, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, Philip Roth, J. D. Salinger, Stephen King, and E. B. White have all been published in The New Yorker.

Similarly, The New Yorker Festival is a real draw for the cultural elite. The festival has been going on since 1999, bringing together “a who’s-who of the arts, politics and everything in between.”

As ever with these events, we’ve drawn together your simple guide for the festival. There is a lot happening at this year’s festival, so here’s your guide about who to see and where to go.

The New Yorker Festival 2017:


The New Yorker Festival takes place 6-8 October 2017. On Friday night there are events between 7pm and 10pm. Saturday’s events take place between 10am and 10pm. On Sunday there are events between 10am and 4.30pm.


Unsurprisingly, The New Yorker Festival takes place in, you guessed it, New York. The venues for the individual events are as follows:

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  • New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street
  • Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23rd Street
  • Land Rover Theatre at SIR Stage37, 508 West 37th Street
  • Directors Guild Theatre, 110 West 57th Street
  • Mastercard Stage at SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
  • The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street

How much do tickets cost?

Unlike other festivals at The New Yorker Festival, you buy tickets for each individual event, rather than the whole thing. You can purchase tickets for the events by choosing your preferred event from the calendar. Tickets cost between $39 and $79. You can also buy tickets on the door at all venues, aside from the Frick Collection, every day of the weekend of the festival.

A few of the professionals who’ll be attending:

As ever, there are tonnes of professionals and well-known names attending. You can find the entire list on the calendar (linked above) but here are a few of the most noteworthy ones.

As with all festivals, that’s just scratching the surface of everything that’s happening so make sure you check out the official website for full details.