Event Pricing

There is a cover charge for all NPS events. All NPS venues accept cash at the door up to an hour before showtime: a limited number of venues permit advance ticketing. For details on individual venues, see our Competition Venues page.

Day Events
5-6 venues per day
10 am to 4 pm

Preliminary Competition
6-7 venues per night
7 pm AND 9 pm

Late-Night Events
3 venues per night
11 pm to close

Semi-Final Competition
4 venues
8 pm
Group Piece Finals,
Louder Than a Bomb screening

2 different venues
10:30 pm
National Poetry Slam Finals Saturday
7 pm


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