19 October 2019 - 2 November 2019


Sponsors Reception 1 940 X 380

‘We get so much out of sponsoring Canterbury Festival every year and long may it continue’ Hugo Fenwick 


Benefit from increased brand exposure, contribute to a vibrant, thriving city, enjoy memorable corporate entertainment and help to support young people’s training and talent development by sponsoring Canterbury Festival.

There are considerable marketing and PR benefits for sponsors:

  • Promote your business in 60,000 Festival brochures with your logo on the inside cover, and in a dedicated space next to your event. The brochure is mailed to 10,000 arts attenders, with an ABC1 profile and is distributed widely across the local area, East Kent and the South East region between July and November each year
  • Sponsors’ logos appear on the Festival website with direct links through to sponsor’s websites
  • Sponsors are credited in our nightly Concert Programmes
  • Freestanding publicity signs highlighting the sponsor's logo are placed at the public entrance at the events
  • Sponsors are allocated a generous number of complimentary tickets for the sponsored event to entertain clients, employees and family
  • Receive priority booking and selected discounts on Festival events
  • Avail of three Twitter posts throughout the year promoting your business to our 10,000 followers
  • Support corporate social responsibility through our education and participation programme

For further information on sponsorship opportunities in this year's Festival please contact Amanda McKean, Development Manager, on 01227 452853 or email amanda@canterburyfestival.co.uk.



We understand the importance of networking for your business and are proud to be able to offer a wealth of networking opportunities throughout the year:

  • Our brochure launch in July attended by Board Members, Sponsors, Corporate Members, Vice Presidents and Festival Council
  • Exhibition Private View before Festival Opening Day
  • Sponsors and Corporate Members Reception and Concert in October
  • Your own sponsored event – network with invited guests and those in attendance


Corporate Hospitality 

Canterbury is a city where the ancient and modern meet and harmonise in an atmosphere of lively enterprise and creativity. Sponsorship of the Canterbury Festival offers unique and attractive corporate entertainment opportunities in a variety of convenient and historic venues around the city.

These can be made available to sponsors for receptions especially tailored to your company's needs and be arranged by Amanda McKean, who will undertake the booking of venues and liaison with caterers etc. on the sponsor's behalf.


Canterbury Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Sponsors:


Partner and Principal Sponsor


 Canturbury Christ Church University



Arts Council England Canterbury Cathedral Kent County Council




Headline Sponsors


Kent College Canterbury Auction Galleries   Paul Roberts






The Kings School University of Kent Canterbury Connected





Mountfield Park 




Astra Sound

 Astra Sound  

Wilkins Kennedy HazleMCCormackYoungLLP  Chaucer Hospital Direction Law 

Canterbury College

Kreston Reeves

Whitefriars The Ballroom



Festival Friends


Tarvos Wealth 

Artful Logistics 

Abode Canterbury

Rotary Club

Canterbury, Forest of Blean

Peter Williams Television  Charles Bainbridge


The Media Coach Lilford Gallery The London Women's Clinic 
Canterbury City Council   Coombs Quinn Estates   

Transport Partner




Media Partners


  Kentish Gazette              INDEX               BBC Radio Kent