Since 1984, the Festival has been bringing wonderful performances to Canterbury. Our year-round programme of participation engages over 3000 people of all ages in creative projects, workshops and work experience opportunities.
Due to the pandemic this year the Festival has lost 60% of its turnover – having fewer seats to sell, losing sponsorship, and competing for funding with so many other charities and good causes.
By taking the decision to bring you this slightly smaller Festival in October, we will struggle financially. But we couldn’t imagine Canterbury without its annual arts celebration.
Please help to secure the Festival by making a donation now – when we need it most.
Ways to Support Canterbury Festival
Every penny counts! A donation of any value, no matter how large or small, will help to support our work. If you would like to make an online donation please visit our donations page.
Become a Friend
By becoming a Festival Friend you will be pledging your support to our development work and will also benefit from the many perks of Friends’ membership. Visit Festival Friends page for more information.
Become a Vice President
Vice Presidents are private patrons and benefactors who wish to have a closer relationship with the Festival. If you would like to become a Vice President, click here to find out more.
Leave a Legacy
Please consider leaving a legacy gift of cash, property or shares to the Festival Foundation. Charitable gifts are free from inheritance Tax and may also reduce other taxes. Click here to find out more.
Send a cheque to Canterbury Festival, 8 Orange Street, Canterbury, CT1 2JA
By PayPal Giving Fund
You can make a direct online donation through our PayPal Giving Fund account here
When shopping online
If you are shopping via Amazon.co.uk, then why not activate Amazon Smile – for every eligible purchase you make, Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% to your designated charity at no cost to you. To find out more and set Canterbury Theatre and Festival Trust as your nominated charity, click here.