Become a Friend or Patron


Stratford Literary Festival is a registered charity and relies on support for its extensive education and outreach programme. By becoming a Festival Friend or Patron, you will be supporting our literature and reading projects in schools, our books for health projects and projects with older people in the community.


Friends Membership

An annual Friends Membership costs:
£20 per person

Membership Benefits:

  • News and offers from the Festival
  • Invitations to events

Patrons Membership

An annual Patron Membership costs:
£100 for a single membership
£180 for a couples’ membership

Membership Benefits:

  • Priority booking
  • News and offers from the Festival
  • Invitations to events including the programme launch party in February
  • 50% off tickets to the Festival*

For more information, please Email us here

Or Simply Make a Donation

We welcome donations, however small, towards the work of the Festival, and your donation will help us to grow the very valuable work we do in promoting the value of literacy. We are also able to claim Gift Aid on your donation. Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by the donor. This means we can claim from the government 25p for every £1 donated, boosting the value of a donation by a quarter. If you are happy just to make a donation, however small, please let us know.

Thank you very much for your support.

Stratford Literary Festival is a Registered Charity No.: 1164662

Email us here

(*This does not include our annual quiz night, masterclasses and workshops,)

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