There are many ways in which you can support Henley Festival, to allow us to continue staging the event and support our RISE programme.
Henley Festival was set up in 1982 as a charity, its mission being to stage a music and arts Festival for the local community. To coincide with our 40th anniversary in 2022, we launched RISE, the charitable initiative to inspire and support the next generation of talented performers and technicians hoping to work in the creative arts industry. RISE provides paid opportunities for young up-and-coming musicians, comedians and visual artists. We also seek to support the young backstage staff of the future by offering paid work experience with leading lighting and sound companies, and in marketing and PR.
RISE will give talented individuals or groups, whatever their story, the opportunity to take the first steps into the exciting world of performance and creativity both public facing and back of house. We feel it’s our mission to nurture the next generation of creative talent, especially after the devastating effect of the pandemic on the cultural sector, so across our programme we’ll be providing opportunities for young musicians, comedians and visual artists to perform or show their work, as well as helping them before and after with marketing and production. Talent, of course isn’t just on the stage, it’s also the people ‘behind the scenes’ that bring the creative process together by introducing work experience programmes for these disciplines including sound engineers, lighting designers, stage managers etc to give aspiring young people the chance to experience working in an industry that’s notoriously difficult to get into. Watch out for our RISE performers across the Festival week!
DONATE TO THE FESTIVAL
We are immensely grateful for your donations to the Festival. As a registered charity and a not-for-profit organisation, we are totally dependent on the income we receive from ticket sales and donations to be able to put on our truly special event.
DONATE TO THE FESTIVAL
BECOME A FRIEND
We depend on committed audience members like you to help us to continue to grow the Festival. Become a friend of Henley Festival from just £50 a year and access priority ticket booking plus other exclusive benefits.
BECOME A PATRON
The generous support of Henley Festival’s Patrons enables us to present some of the best music and art from across the world. As a way of saying thank you to our Patrons, they enjoy exclusive benefits which bring them closer to Henley Festival.
BECOME A PATRON
BECOME A SPONSOR
Henley Festival offers a fantastic range of sponsorship opportunities to suit any size of company and budget. Build the profile of your company by aligning your brand with the Festival and engaging with our audience, as well as enjoying unique hospitality opportunities to entertain clients, partners and staff. If you’d like to learn more about how you can support emerging talent through our RISE programme, and the magical event that is Henley Festival, please contact email@example.com
BECOME A RUBY SPONSOR
Henley Festival’s Ruby Sponsorship programme was launched to celebrate our 40th Anniversary with businesses local to Henley. If you’d like to learn more about becoming a Ruby Sponsor please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
BECOME A CORPORATE MEMBER
Henley Festival is the ideal place to bring clients, employees and friends for a unique night out. Our Corporate Membership offers a number of benefits, for companies, including priority booking.
To discuss becoming a Corporate Member please contact Julia Masterson via e-mail: email@example.com.
OUR CURRENT SPONSORS & PARTNERS
THE CLASSICAL CLUB
The Classical Club is a group of individuals with a passion for classical music and an interest in widening access to it through live performance. The Club was set up in 2018 to enable Henley Festival to continue programming classical music of the highest calibre as part of the Festival programme in July. For more information about the Classical Club please contact Emma Lerche-Thomsen via email: Emma.firstname.lastname@example.org