The Friends are an invaluable source of support in so many ways: through their subscriptions, donations, attendance at fund-raising occasions, and spreading the word about the festival. Some Friends like to  help with Front of House, provide hospitality for visiting artists or with other tasks during the festival and they enjoy making new acquaintances at the performances and exclusive Friends events.

Ripon International Festival is a registered charity and, since the cutbacks in Arts Council and other grants, receives no public funding. Ticket sales meet 55% of the costs and the balance must be found from  corporate and private companies, charitable trusts and individual donations. Your Friends membership and donations are applied, in their entirety, to the world-class artistic programme.

Next Friend event:

Wednesday 17 July 2019, 7 pm  at Sawley  Supper and Talk by Andrew Gurr, Former Governor of St. Helena and The Falklands     

Details to follow…

Friends benefits include:

  • Advance notice of Festival content
  • Priority booking                                         
  • Receptions at festival events                  
  • Name listed in programme, unless otherwise indicated
  • Social occasions during the year                 

Annual Membership  
£25 single  £40 couple Donations towards the artistic programme are also gratefully received

If you wish to become a Friend, please send your name, address and e-mail or telephone, with your subscription (cheques payable to Ripon International Festival) to: 

Festival Office, Holly Howe, Copt Hewick, Ripon HG4 5BY