Our Patrons' support allows us to make the Festival as accessible as possible, enabling us to grow our audiences and give our speakers the chance to share their ideas and stories with the world.
In 2021 we hope to be able to offer a hybrid of live and digital events that will enable us to reinstate some of the usual membership benefits alongside some new ones.
As a Patron you will receive the following benefits:
During our live Festival, Hay Festival Patrons receive the following benefits:
You will also enjoy many additional benefits throughout the year:
Please note that some benefits at our live events may be altered to comply with Covid-19 safety protocols.
The cost of becoming a Patron is £1,000 per annum.
If you would like to talk about about any of our memberships please contact Jo by email at email@example.com.
To support the Foundation, you may wish to Gift Aid any donation made today or in the future, and any donation you may have made in the past four years to the Hay Festival Foundation. A minimum payment of £500 secures all benefits, and you may purchase these benefits separately without making any further donation. The balance of £500 is a suggested donation to the Hay Festival Foundation and gift aid can be claimed on this amount to support the Foundation’s programmes.
Feras Al-Chalabi, Tracey Bleakley, Carol and Nick Brigstocke, Nicholas and Marie-France Burton, Alison and Paul Chappell, Maureen Cruickshank, Sara Davenport, Claire and Alan Denholm, Alison Eves, Louis Flannery QC, James Gardner, Tony Halmos, Robin and Philippa Herbert, Danna and Josh Harman-Berger, Ross Hollyman, Jonathan Hopkins, Robert Lance Hughes, Lisa Jones, Sheila Lovatt, Teresa McDonnell, Jonathan Morgan, Stephen and Lorna Payne, Joyce Reuben, Christopher Rhodes, Sian Rolfe, Selina Shaw, Jill Shaw Ruddock, Frances Spurrier, Paul Voyce, David Way
Lorna Cartledge, Marlene Hobsbawm, Fay Hunter, Rhoda Lewis (co-founder Hay Festival)