Become a member of Hay Festival Chair's Circle

The Chair’s Circle is a dedicated group of individuals who have a deep and personal involvement with the Festival, supporting our long-term future.

Listening audience at Hay Festival

Led by Caroline Michel, Chair of Hay Festival Board of Directors and Trustee of the Hay Festival Foundation, members have insider access to the Festival including a dedicated programme of dinners and events hosted by Caroline at Hay Festivals around the world. We work with you to create a tailored programme of activity that suits your interests and fits with your schedule.

The cost of becoming a Chair’s Circle member is £5,000 per annum. For more information please contact

Join the Chair's Circle

Chair's Circle

Hilary Crowe, Clare and Gareth Parry, Hannah Rothschild

Laughing audience at Hay Festival
Stephen Fry on stage at Hay Festival