Becoming a Friend of the Festival is a great way of supporting the performing arts in the Portsmouth area. We have two levels of subscription; Friend and Working Friend. The Working Friend category is very important as these Friends help in the actual running of the Festival by offering practical support.

Your subscription gets you:

  • a free programme for the 2025 Festival
  • free entry to the Speech & Drama Section and any music section
  • half-price season ticket to the Dance Section (FREE if you are a Working Friend)
  • two half-price tickets to the Gala Concert
  • AGM voting rights

Subscriptions for 2024-25 are:

Friend: Single £20 / Senior Citizen £15

Friend: Couple (under 60) £30 / Couple (over 60) £22.50

Working Friend:  £3.00 plus three days of your time to help during the Festival


How to become a Friend

Download the application form and email to Carol Frogley at  Then make your payment to our bank.  Details are shown on the application form.

Alternatively, you can post the application from form along with a cheque to:

Carol Frogley
34 Woodlands Avenue,
Emsworth, PO10 7QE