Support the Festival

Proceeds from ticket sales cover the costs of staging the Festival. Our ability to provide grants towards Sherborne music and musicians arises largely from the generosity of our patrons, our sponsors and other donations. Read on to discover some of the ways in which you can support the Festival.

There are many other ways in which volunteers can help, including assisting with the distribution of Festival brochures. If you’d like to find out more about the various ways in which you can give your time then we’d love to hear from you, please contact: hello@sherborneabbeyfestival.org or call the Patron Coordinator on 07526 947642

Get in touch

General Enquiries
hello@sherborneabbeyfestival.org

Patron Coordinator 
patrons@sherborneabbeyfestival.org
TEL: 07526 947642

Sponsorship
sponsorship@sherborneabbeyfestival.org

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Become a Patron

We are extremely grateful to have a wonderful community of Patrons who are passionate about the festival, and without whom we could not have maintained the quality and standard of our performances.

We are always delighted to welcome new Festival Patrons. By joining us you will be helping the Festival to grow whilst also ensuring we can continue to support local music initiatives, particularly those involving young people.

As a Festival Patron you will also enjoy a range of privileges at the level you have chosen. These include advanced booking, discounts and the opportunity to be invited to exclusive Festival events such as Patrons parties and pre-concert drinks.

To become a Patron of Sherborne Abbey Festival, either:

  • Download and complete the application and standing order forms below. They can either be posted or scanned and emailed – details are on the form.
  • Or complete the online application form here. Please note that you will need access to online banking if you use this method.

If you don’t have access to a printer you can pick up blank forms at the Abbey Parish Office, or you can email us and we will arrange for copies to be sent to you.
Enquiry number for patrons and prospective patrons: 07526 947642

 Platinum GoldSilverBronze
Annual payment (minimum)£140£100£60£25
Advanced informationYesYesYesYes
Advanced bookingYesYesYesYes
Discount30%20%10%None
Patrons' partyYesYesNoNo
Pre-concert drinksYesYesNoNo

If you don’t have access to a printer, please email patrons@sherborneabbeyfestival.org and we will arrange for a copy to be sent to you.

Festival Patron

We are very fortunate in having Sir John Eliot Gardiner CBE as our Festival Patron

Presidents

The Lord Bishop of Salisbury, the Bishop of Sherborne, The Revd Martin Lee, Dame Dione Digby DBE DL, Mr Kenelm Edward Wingfield Digby, Chris Loder MP.

NEW PATRONS

New patrons will be required to set up a banker’s standing order so that annual payments are not accidentally missed.

NEW PATRONS

New patrons will be required to set up a banker’s standing order so that annual payments are not accidentally missed.

Give your time...

Become a volunteer

Being a volunteer is one of the best ways in which you can experience the Festival. Our wonderful Stewards and Box Office staff assist with events and ensure that audiences get the most out of their Festival experience. If you’re interested in joining the team then we’d love to hear from you, please contact: hello@sherborneabbeyfestival.org

We’re currently looking for people to help distribute our new festival brochure.