Join us

The support from our friends, benefactors and patrons helps us champion the best in writing and bring some of the world’s greatest writers, speakers and thinkers to the city.

Our generous supporters have helped us reimagine how we operate so that our events are now online and in person, offer concession tickets to those in need and work with the local community.

However big or small your support is, it is incredibly valuable.

Thank you.

Volunteers

Volunteer

Being a volunteer is one of the best ways to experience the Festival. Festival stewards are at the heart of it all.

As a steward, you will help to welcome thousands of visitors to the festival, lead by your Head Steward and assist with events so that authors and audiences get the most out of their Festival experience.

Donate

Like many arts organisations, we find ourselves in challenging times. As a charity, we need your support to help secure the Festival for future generations.

Please consider a donation, whatever you can spare will make a big difference.

Send a gift

Want to support us and send a gift to someone?

Why not gift a membership, event ticket, subscription or festival pass?

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Become a Festival Friend

Our Friends are our bedrock. Each year our Friends’ contributions enable us to offer discounted tickets to under 25s, those on Jobseeker’s Allowance, as well as free events for children. In return we promise the following benefits:

  • Priority booking 
  • Priority entry to festival events 
  • Advance notification of the festival programme 
  • Festival Friends seasonal newsletter 

Just £30 per year

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Become a Best Friend

Our Best Friends make a vital contribution to the Festival, helping to ensure we can bring the finest writers and a diverse selection of talent to Cambridge and our increasingly global audience. In return we promise the following benefits: 

  • Festival Friends seasonal newsletter 
  • Advance notification of festival programme
  • Priority booking and 10% discount
  • Priority entry to festival events
  • 10% discount at Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge

Only £50 per year

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Become a Benefactor

Our generous benefactors allow us to continue to enhance our digital offer. In return we promise the following benefits:

  • Festival Friends newsletter
  • Advance notification of festival programme
  • Priority booking with 10% discount 2 tickets per event
  • 10% discount at Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge
  • Priority entry to festival events
  • Your name on our website and in our programme
  • 8 complimentary tickets per year (max 2 per event)
  • Invitations to launch receptions
  • Free access to CLF Player content
  • 15% discount on rooms and 10% discount on food & non-alcoholic drink at University Arms

All for £300 per year

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Become a Patron

Patrons’ contributions enable the festival to pursue exciting developmental change. In return we offer the following benefits:

  • Festival Friends seasonal newsletter
  • Advance notification of festival programme
  • Priority booking with 10% discount 2 tickets per event
  • 10% discount at Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge
  • Priority entry to festival events
  • Your name on our website and in our programme
  • 12 complimentary tickets per year (max 2 per event)
  • Invitations to VIP receptions
  • Free access to CLF Player content
  • Entry to the Green Room by arrangement
  • 15% discount on rooms and 10% discount on food & non-alcoholic drink at University Arms

From £600 per year

Legacy and In Memoriam

If you would like to support our charity in ensuring more people

have access to literature, we would be delighted to discuss this with you.

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