Thank you for your support of Harrogate International Festivals during these challenging and unprecedented times.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic HIF continues to monitor the UK Government updates and advice and has therefore regrettably cancelled all HIF events and workshops until the 14th April. The safety and security of our audiences, artists, participants and staff is central to our decision and we will continue to work within the guidance to ensure the safety of our team and wider supporters during these worrying times.

As an arts charity, our festivals’ delivery and employees are reliant on the income from ticket sales. Without our events there is no ticket income and this puts us, along with many other festivals, into a grave situation. We will be ever more reliant on donations and the generosity of our audiences as we endeavour to safeguard the survival of HIF.

Please do not contact the box office directly and we ask that you are patient with us during this difficult time. We will be in contact with all customers in due course. Where possible, we ask that you might consider donating the value, or a portion of your ticket value, to HIF, rather than requesting a credit note or refund. As a charity, your support is crucial to our survival. Thank you.

You can keep up to date with HIF announcements and details of our digital performances & activities for little ones over the coming weeks.

This policy will be reviewed regularly with further announcements to come. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Team HIF.

Statement 17-03-20