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Festival Friends

“You know that I carry my notions of friendship pretty high…”

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Sign up to become a Festival Friend and be the first to hear all Jane Austen Festival news!

[Information below in reference to Festival Friend Membership for the year 2023 - Subject to change in the future]

Not only do you receive a regular newsletter, you also get priority booking for the festival events. Many of our most popular events including balls and theatrical performances sell out incredibly quickly so priority booking will help you secure these. 

Your annual fee of £35 per person supports the continuation of The Jane Austen Festival and you will receive:

  • A regular newsletter from the Festival Director
  • Advance notice of Festival events
  • Advance link to the online Festival Programme
  • Priority booking for Festival events (up to TBC tickets per Festival Friend Membership)
  • A hardcopy of the Festival Programme (posted to UK Residents only)
  • You will also know that your fee helps support the continuation of this wonderful festival!

Subscription to be a Festival Friend for the 2023 Jane Austen Festival is no longer on sale.

Festival Friend Membership sales will restart for the 2024 Festival on the 1st December 2023.

Annual Subscription valid from 1st January to 31st December.

*If you are purchasing a Festival Friend subscription as a gift for someone else, please add a note to your order with the recipient's name and email address. Alternatively email these details to

We look forward to welcoming you to the festival!