Becoming a Festival Friend is a fantastic way to keep in touch with Festival news and to provide the long-term support that is so vital to the Festival's future. Our Friends play an important role in helping fund all that we do.

Benefits include:

  • A priority booking period, enabling Friends to buy tickets before the box office opens to the public
  • An invitation to an exclusive Friends' Reception during the Festival
  • Periodic newsletters thoughout the year

Becoming a Friend costs £30 (individual) or £50 (joint - two people at the same address) per annum.  

Single membership entitles you to buy two tickets to each event during the Friends' priority booking period and joint membership entitles you to buy four tickets per event.

  • To pay by standing order please download, print and complete this subscription form and post it to us.
  • To pay with a credit or debit card please submit this electronic form

If you agree to Gift Aid your Friends subscription, we can reclaim the tax on any qualifying subscriptions or donations at no extra cost to you.


If you're an individual, couple or small group/business you could become an Angel and donate anything between £120 and £500 towards a specific Festival artist or event - therefore playing an absolutely key role in enabling an event to happen!  

Benefits include:

  • Acknowledgement in the Festival brochure
  • Public thanks at the start of the event
  • Two complimentary tickets to the event with reserved seats
  • Two free programmes (these are sold at most events)
  • Introduction to the Artistic Director and artists where possible
  • Priority choice for supporting the following year's events

If you are interested in becoming an Angel please email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.