People sitting outside the Adnams Spiegeltent bar in Chapelfield Gardens.

“We in Norwich are so lucky to have Norfolk & Norwich Festival.” Audience Member 2018

It doesn’t matter if you want to be entertained, challenged, inspired… or just have some fun! Join us and share the experience.

Your support will enable us to create more new commissions, offer a programme of free outdoor work, provide workshops to children & young people and so much more.

Festival Friends Benefits

• 2 day Priority Booking*
• regular e-bulletins
• advance e-brochure
• advance programme information*

Suggested contribution £36 a year**

Click here to pay £3 a month by Direct Debit

Click here to pay £36 a year by Direct Debit


It may take up to 2 working days after purchase before your membership is active.

*Priority Booking periods and advance programme information applies to our first shows announcement in November and the main programme launch each year

**To ensure we are compliant with current tax law your suggested contribution is split between a payment for benefits and a donation. Gift Aid applies to the suggested donation and will directly support furthering the work of the Festival. Benefits £12, Suggested donation £24 Friends. You may pay for the benefits only, without making any donation, please note this will not support our charitable work at the Festival. We hope you will contribute the suggested donation and ensure that we can continue to develop our artistic and community work. To purchase benefits only please contact Darren Cross, Head of Development & Communications at

Image credits: Masthead © Chris Taylor | Spiegeltent 2014 © Chris Taylor | VR Playground © Dibs McCallum.

Festival Futures – Arts make life better

Norfolk & Norwich Festival brings tens of thousands of people together in celebration – it has been doing this for 250 years. Through our May festival and our arts education work, we lead and support celebration, creativity and curiosity in communities across Norfolk.

This year we launch a giving campaign, Festival Futures, to help ensure we continue this work for future generations.

2022’s campaign focuses on ‘Tomorrow’s World’ – the participants, audiences and artists of the future. We aim to raise £20,000 towards our Take Part: Schools programme and towards a range of programming at 2022’s Festival that provides participation and showcase opportunities for young people and early-career artists.  We believe that participation in the arts can increase confidence, creativity and academic results and that by creating performance and commissioning opportunities for the next generation of artists, we are ensuring the future of Norfolk & Norwich Festival. We need your support.

Make a Festival Futures donation to Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

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