Support the Festival

The Petworth Festival has thrived over its forty-plus years for a variety of reasons, but none more important than the consistent and generous financial and in-kind support we have received from a large group of individuals and companies. This extended family of Supporters, Sponsors, Patrons, Friends and Volunteers has contributed immeasurably towards making the Festival what it is.

This support continues to be valued – and needed: in fact needed like never before. The disruption during the pandemic dented our accounts but not our ambitions so your support will help ensure that the Festival continues both to prosper and to bring great artists and authors to our community year in, year out.

Become a Patron or a Friend

Individuals and households can support the Petworth Festival by becoming a Patron or Friend. Benefits include priority booking for the summer festival and a 5% discount on tickets purchased during that period. Patrons and Friends also receive preview information for both festivals, have the summer brochure posted to them and an invitation to join us at the annual supporters’ summer festival launch party in April.

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Become a Festival Supporter or Business Sponsor

There are a number of packages available for those Individuals and Corporates who would like to get more involved with the Petworth Festival and the audiences who come to our events. Packages start at £500 for the Summer Festival and only £300 for the Literary Weekend.

Click here to visit our Summer Sponsors’ page, and here for the Literary Sponsors’ page.


The Petworth Festival is hugely grateful to the veritable army of wonderful volunteers. Duties include:

  • Stewarding
  • Box office
  • Bar
  • Driving
  • Parking
  • Hosting
  • Brochure distribution
  • Putting up gazebos
  • Putting out audience seating

If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact the festival office on / 01798 343 055

Make a Donation

Following the tumultuous years of the pandemic we need your support even more than usual. Every financial contribution is welcome to help us sustain our Festival for our local community and the artists and authors who bring us so much joy.

Click here to make a donation.


Would you consider remembering the Festival in your Will? Leaving a legacy to the Petworth Festival, no matter what the size, can make a real difference to the continued success of our festival in bringing world class artists at affordable ticket prices in all genres.

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