19 October 2019 - 2 November 2019


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Did you know that the Canterbury Festival is a Charity?


Working year-round to develop and support the Arts in Kent, the Festival is constantly fundraising. Money raised through the Festival, fundraising events and appeals helps to support our activities with young people and those who would not otherwise enjoy the arts. However, we still need to raise over £120,000 a year in voluntary income to support training and career development for those seeking to work in the cultural industries, encourage talent development and facilitate Arts Award. Your Festival needs you!




Become a Friend

By becoming a Friend of the Festival, you’ll be pledging support whilst also enjoying priority booking privileges and discounts.


Donate Online

If you think you could make a donation (no matter how small) please visit our BT MyDonate page. 


By Post 

Send a cheque to Canterbury Festival, 8 Orange Street, Canterbury, CT1 2JA


Join the Festival 100 Club

The Canterbury Festival 100 Club has been successfully running for two years. It is a fundraising initiative in which you can be a winner!  It’s simple - you sign up to donate £5 per month to support Canterbury Festival, for a minimum of a year. For the price of two cups of coffee a month, you’ll not only be supporting the Festival and our year-round work with young people, you’ll also be allocated a number between 1 and 100. This number will then be entered into a monthly prize draw where you stand the chance to win £50!

To join, download the application form here and post it to: 

Amanda McKean, Canterbury Festival, 8 Orange Street, Canterbury, CT1 2JA

(unfortunately the form requires a signature so electronic copies cannot be accepted). 


Your support is what drives us onward to create more projects for and with the local community whilst also striving to bring the most exciting acts to our Festival every October. We cannot thank you enough.


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