Individual Giving

Join the Festival!

Join the Festival!

Charitable support plays a vital role in enabling us to deliver the best possible Festival for the City of London each summer. 60% of our events are free to attend and so the financial contribution of our supporters is extremely important. We believe that the City of London is a truly special place and we would love you to celebrate it with us - join our growing group of supporters and share in our success. There are a number of ways to join, from becoming a Festival Friend to having a unique role as a Festival Benefactor. We are grateful to all our supporters.

You can become a Festival Friend from as little as £30 a year, and will receive regular newsletters and access priority booking ahead of the general public. If you would like more, we offer the opportunity to attend rehearsals, meet performers and attend events throughout the year, to our Festival Champions (£100+), Festival Patron (£250+), and members of the Director's Circle (£1,000+). The philanthropic support of our Festival Benefactors (£5,000+) enables us to deliver transformatory projects with extraordinary impact.

Gift Membership 

Festival Friends (£30+)

Festival Champions (£100+)

If you know someone who would love to get closer to the City of London Festival, why not give them the gift of Membership? As a Festival Member the gift recipient will have access to priority booking for the 2016 Festival, insider information and offers from our Festival Members eNewsletter and the Festival Diary delivered to their door.

By buying a City of London Festival Gift Membership, from as little as £30, your donation helps us continue to stage hundreds of performances across the City that are completely free to attend. As well as supporting new and emerging artists you’ll also be helping to develop our Learning and Participation programme, which delivers specialised art and music workshops to schools and community groups across Greater London.

Please download this form and return to City of London Festival, Fitz Eylwin House, 25 Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2BP or email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Festival Friends (£30+)

Stay in touch by becoming a Friend of the Festival for just £30 a year. Friends receive the following benefits:

  • Receive advance information and regular newsletters
  • Access priority booking ahead of the general public
  • Join us at the Annual Friends Reception during the Festival

Festival Champions (£100+)

If you want more, join our Festival Champions from £100 a year. Festival Champions receive the following benefits:

  • All Friends benefits, plus:
  • Exclusive access to selected rehearsals
  • Special offers from our partners
  • A thank-you on our website (an individual name credit)

Festival Patrons (£250+)

Get closer to the Festival and our artists as a Festival Patron, from £250 a year. Festival Patrons receive the following benefits:

  • All Friends and Champion benefits, plus:
  • An invitation to the Festival press launch
  • Access to regular patron events for you and a guest
  • A thank-you in our programme (an individual name credit)

Director's Circle (£1,000+)

Gain an insider's insight into the Festival as a member of our Director's Circle, from £1,000 a year (or £83.33 a month). Members of our Director's Circle receive the following benefits:

  • All Friends, Champion and Patron benefits, plus:
  • A private meeting with the Festival Director
  • A dedicated Festival team member to assist with all your enquiries
  • Invitations to exclusive and intimate events, such as the Annual Director's Circle Dinner and End of Festival Party

Festival Benefactors (£5,000+)

Festival Benefactors, contributing £5,000 or more, receive all the benefits of the Director's Circle as well as the opportunity personally to support a chosen project of special interest. You will receive special acknowledgement for your support, and the opportunity to be involved with your project from start to finish, including access to artists and rehearsals.

For further information please contact our Head of Development, Sara Bunting, on 020 7583 3585 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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To join and pay online, please click here. If you prefer to pay by cheque or would like to set up a Standing Order, please download a form here.

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Individual Giving
Individual Giving

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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