Harrogate International Festivals

Friends of the Festival


The Friends play an important part in the success of our charity

We are recognised as the “North of England’s leading arts festival” by The Times. A wonderful accolade but not many people know we are also a registered charity. As a charitable arts organisation, we rely on the generous support of our Friends of the Festival to create the quality and range of work we do.

Becoming a Friend of the Festivals is one of the best ways to enjoy all that the Harrogate International Festivals have to offer, from big name stars, to intimate concerts and hidden gems.

For five decades Harrogate International Festivals has brought international musicians, authors and the wider arts to the region. Acclaimed for its top class performances Harrogate International Festivals continues to develop its vibrant portfolio, which contains some of the country’s most prestigious arts events, featuring the biggest names in the arts world and dramatically increasing the cultural and tourism offer for Harrogate and the North of England.

By becoming a Friend of the Festival you can help by providing financial support which underpins the festival’s continuing development.

Harrogate International Festivals is a registered charity. As an organisation with no regular funding we must actively raise 98% of our funding every year to bring the very best of the live arts to audiences, support young emerging talent and deliver educational programmes.

Your donation will support the production of our internationally acclaimed year round portfolio of activity, including the very best in music and literature as well as the incredible work of our learning and participation programme HIF+.

Book ahead, gain exclusive access and discover something special…

Click the membership levels below for more details and to join today. 

If you have any questions about becoming a Friend of the Festival, please read our Festival Friends FAQ here.

Friends of the Festivals

To contact a member of our team about becoming a Friend of the Festival, email info@harrogate-festival.org.uk or telephone 01423 562303.

Find out more about our partnerships with local restaurants and businesses and the benefits they offer to Friends of the Festival here

By becoming a Friend of the Festival you are agreeing to receive the postal mailings of our Event Guides in order that we can fulfil our contract with you this will not affect your other privacy settings. Postage will be sent to the UK address you provide in your membership details. Please contact the office directly if you would like to opt out.

As Friends of the Festivals memberships are in effect a donation to our arts charity, please note that membership purchases are nonrefundable.