Become A Festival Friend

Please note that Friends Priority Booking for 2019 has now finished. If you are buying tickets for 4+ events, you may still wish to consider becoming a Best or Lifetime Friend to benefit from a 10% discount on your tickets. Please note that you must buy your tickets by phone or in person, using the discount code you are provided with, to benefit from this discount. The code will not work for online ticket purchases.

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Good Friend


Benefits include:

Seven days priority booking.

An exclusive window to buy tickets for all Festival shows. Perfect for choosing your preferred seats or early access to our sell-out shows.

Receive a Friends Gift Package which offers some discounts with local businesses. 

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Be Our

Best Friend


Benefits include:

Receive all the benefits of a Good Friend and more.

10% discount on tickets when booking for 4+ ticketed Festival events *.

An invitation to a special Friends Reception after a performance.


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Be Our

Lifetime Friend


Benefits include:

With a one-off donation you are forever our Festival Friend.

Each year, you receive the full benefits of our Best Friends for that year, with no further annual membership fee to pay.

An invitation to a Friends Concert during the Festival.

Acknowledgement of your patronage on our website & brochure.

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Other Terms and Conditions

Friends memberships are only open to individuals and not organisations, and are non-transferrable. If you are a business and would like to support the Festival, please visit our corporate sponsors page.

* Occasionally, some shows will be excluded from the multi-buy discount offer due to the arrangement with the artist. Our website will highlight any exclusions. Please note that the discount can only be applied to a single box office transaction and a limit of 4 tickets per show per Friend is applied. The £1.50 booking fee per ticket will still apply.

** We will contact our Friends each year to ask if you would like to renew your membership. If you do not renew within a 2-year period, we will remove your details from our Friends mailing list. Lifetime members will remain on our mailing list unless you request otherwise. Please scroll down to view our Privacy Policy.