spiegely small.jpgCanterbury Festival is currently fundraising to support our Spiegeltent venue for 2014. This exciting venue came to Canterbury in 2013 and saw nearly 10,000 people attend a whole range of events including Comedy, Cabaret, Circus and much more!

We have to raise half the money needed to bring the Spiegeltent back to Canterbury and the Arts Council have agreed to match fund the other half.

If every visitor to this site last year donated just £2.00, we would be half way to our target! Please visit our MyDonate page and give whatever you feel you can. See you there in October!


Canterbury Festival


Canterbury Festival is looking for Friends

Wednesday 23 February 2011


Every year great anticipation surrounds the announcement of the Festival programme in July and tickets going on sale to the Friends of Canterbury Festival for two weeks before general booking opens in August.

Diane Gaskain, Chairman of the Friends, comments 'Your Friends membership card is the hottest ticket in town. Did you manage to get tickets to see the likes of Willard White and Stacey Kent or were you one of the hundreds who were disappointed? Many top events sell out as soon as general booking opens; if you want to be sure of getting the tickets and the best seats, you need to join the Friends before the end of June and take advantage of the exclusive early booking opportunity.'

She adds: 'In addition, the Friends of Canterbury Festival run some top class events throughout the year, which are not only highly enjoyable but also raise funds for the Festival itself. Last year we had, amongst other things, 'A Night in Little Italy' with Cameo Opera in February; and in July we held the fabulous Divas and Delphiniums when 14 stars from the West End, including Robert Lindsay, entertained us at the most wonderful garden party. This event sold out as soon as tickets went on general sale. The only way to make sure to get to these type of events is by becoming a Friend. Show your ticket and get the tickets.'

The very reasonable membership rates start from as little as £1.67 a month or £20 per annum for an individual (£10 students) with further options available for couples (£30), families (£35) and enhanced memberships (Silver £100, Gold £300).

To join now and for more information about the Friends of the Festival, including forthcoming and previous events and an application form visit the Friends section on this website or contact the Friends Secretary on 01227 452853 or email