Single-larp tickets for The Smoke 2019 are now on sale! There won’t be any more weekend tickets, but you can apply for as many as you like of these single-larp tickets, which are available for those larps and workshops that aren’t yet full.

Apply for one or more single-larp tickets

You have to complete this signup form:

Then these are the spaces that are currently available:

  • Slot 1 (1100-1400 Saturday 5th January):
    The Script 1 place
  • Slot 2 (1500-1900 Saturday 5th January):
    Father 1 place
    Love Stories by ABBA 1 place
    Strangers 1 place
  • Unity 1 place
  • Slot 3 (1100-1400 Sunday 6th January):
    Love & larp: Tips & tricks 2 places
    Voices 2 places
  • Slot 4 (1500-1900 Sunday 6th January):
    As on by is held in 4 places
    Being Scene 4 places
    Death (Whispers in the Dark) 5 places
    Playdate 1 place
    The Journey 1 place
    What Might Have Been 3 places

Email us to let us know that you’ve completed the form, and which of these larps you would like to play. We recommend that you choose your preferred one for the slot, and also a fallback in case it’s filled in the meantime. We’ll update this list as they fill, but it’ll be daily rather than immediately.

Once you’ve been allocated a single-larp ticket, we will ask you to pay – you’ll have a week to do so, otherwise the ticket will be released again. (If you need more than a week, let us know, and we can come to an arrangement.)

Weekend tickets

The basic price for attending The Smoke weekend is £60 (GBP). That covers the Friday night party, two larps and the party on the Saturday, and two larps on the Sunday. Food and drink will be included as part of each larp slot.

If you would like to, you can choose to pay more: £90, for a supporter ticket. This doesn’t get you anything different, but it allows us to offer subsidized tickets (at £30) to another participant who’s on a low income, or who’s from a low-income country, or who has high travel expenses. And it earns you our undying gratitude for your generosity!

If that latter description (low income etc) sounds like you, then you can apply for a £30 subsidized ticket. But we will only have as many of these available as the number of people who buy supporter tickets. So it’s likely that there will be more applicants for subsidized tickets than we are able to satisfy.


GMs (the people who are running larps at The Smoke) get a discount on membership. For them, the price is a standard £30. (Although if they wish to also donate an extra £30 to support a subsidized ticket, that’s terrific of course.)

Each larp will generally only have one GM-price ticket associated with it; although you can apply for an assistant-GM ticket at the same price, if you need another person to make your larp run.

Single-larp tickets

Now that all the weekend tickets have been sold, we are making available a number of single-larp tickets. A single-larp ticket is for a specific larp in a specific timeslot – some of the larps are already full with weekend-ticket people, but there are still plenty of great opportunities for those of you who can’t make it for the whole weekend.

A single-larp ticket costs £15 and includes the larp, a meal, and the evening parties. We will continue selling single-larp tickets up until all the larps are full, which may be right up to the day of the event. If you want a day ticket (two larps on the same day), that’s effectively the same as two single-larp tickets, and will cost £30.


If you buy a ticket and later find that you can’t attend, we will refund you, as long as you make your request before 21st December 2018. If it’s after that, then we will only refund you if we can find someone else to buy the ticket that you are vacating.

Signup form

Signup for The Smoke is in two stages. First, you should fill out a form with your details: that form is here

Then, once we’ve got applicants for all the available tickets, we will ask you to pay. And at the same time we’ll ask you to choose which of the larps available you’d like to play in. We will give you a week to pay for your ticket: and if you don’t, your ticket will be offered to someone else.

Join our mailing list

Leave your contact details here if you would like to be informed about future events. (IMPORTANT NOTE: this little form here is not the signup form for tickets for The Smoke. This is just to join our mailing list.)

What happens to the money?

The Smoke is a non-profit organization, and we are budgeting to break even – the ticket prices are set so as to cover the costs of the festival (mainly, room hire and food/drink), and no more. If we manage to save on the costs and there is any surplus left over at the end, then it will be put towards next year’s event.