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Did you know that 80% of City of London Festival events are free to attend? Every summer we animate the city with an inspiring programme of world class arts. As a charity, we work hard to make sure our work is available to as many people as possible. Our series of winter concerts is always absolutely free.

Support the Festival and help us provide the City with an extraordinary and special Festival every year. If you are an individual, you can join our friends or patrons schemes. Companies can choose from a range of corporate involvement opportunities such as sponsorship and membership. We welcome grants from Trusts and Foundations to support specific areas of our programme. You can see a list of our current supporters here.

Join us and help make the Festival happen.

Individual Giving

You can become a Festival Friend from as little as £30 a year and receive regular newsletters as well as having access to advance booking facilities. If you would like to become more closely involved, attend private receptions, meet performers and attend events throughout the year you can become a Festival Patron (£250), a member of the Director's Circle (£1,000) or a Festival Benefactor (£5,000+).

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Corporate Giving

There are a variety of opportunities to be involved, ranging from Corporate Membership to Event Sponsorship.

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Other Ways to Help


Legacies provide a much-needed source of income to continue our exciting and innovative work. Every legacy we receive - no matter how small - is a lasting gift that will help us continue to enrich and benefit audiences in the City and beyond.

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City of London Festival is run by The City Arts Trust Limited, registered charity no. 204828.

Company registered in England no. 716035.

Registered office: Fitz Eylwin House, 25 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2BP. VAT registration no. 244181478

The City of London Corporation is the principal funder of The City Arts Trust Limited

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