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.