Festival Members

Hay Festival is a registered charity that brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events live and online. Your support is vital to enable us to continue to present the very best experiences. With your support we celebrate and showcase the best artistic talent, attract the world’s most respected thinkers and speakers, and of course, deliver learning and engagement opportunities to inspire the next generation.

We value our Members as part of our community. As well as supporting us financially, they contribute ideas and recommendations to the Festival itself. Membership lasts for 12 months from the date joined and costs £36 for single or £60 for double membership. Double memberships are designed for people who live at the same address and book together. All memberships are assigned to a single account.

Single and Double memberships can be upgraded to include a priority booking period for the Hay Festival Families programme, at an additional cost of £10.

Festival Members
Hay Festival Single Membership

Priority booking and queuing for one person

£36
 
Hay Festival Single Membership plus Family

All Member benefits for one adult plus priority benefits for HAYDAYS events

£46
 
Hay Festival Double Membership

Priority booking and queuing for two people

£60
 
Hay Festival Double Membership plus Family

All Member benefits for two adults plus priority benefits for HAYDAYS events

£70
 
Gift Membership

Send the gift of Hay Festival Membership to friends or family

from £36
Hay Festival Patron
£1,000
 
Hay Festival Benefactor
£10,000
 
Benefit
Member
Member plus family
Patron
Benefactor
Bene-
factor
Monthly email newsletters
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Copy of the Hay Festival print programme (free postage & packaging)
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Use of Members' entrance in Festival venues during Hay Festival
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Membership card
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Three days' priority booking on all in-person tickets for the main programme
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Three days' priority booking for HAYDAYS Family programme
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Three-month subscription to Hay Festival Book of the Month. Includes signed copies (wherever possible) of the Book of the Month
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
A signed copy (wherever possible) of the Hay Festival Book of the Year
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Hay Festival Anytime subscription
Plus an additional subscription which can be gifted to a friend or family member.
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Acknowledgement of support online, on site and in print programme (when applicable)
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Daily pass for the official Festival car park
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Access to artists' restaurant*
* Food & beverages to be paid on account separately
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Access to Kitchen Table
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Two complimentary tickets to closing night event and pre-event hospitality
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Complimentary tickets to Hay Festival Segovia, Winter Weekend and one-off London events
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Complimentary tickets to Hay Festival events
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Reserved seating in Festival venues
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Complimentary tickets to international Festivals
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor
Invitations to exclusive receptions and parties
Member
Member + family
Patron
Benefactor