Festival Friends

Latest News: Friends’ Launch Event for 2018!

Monday 12th February at 6:30pm at the Cellar & Kitchen in Southwold. Make a note in your diary. Details to follow soon!

For our 2018 launch event taking place 12th Feb, we have an amazing raffle exclusively for our Festival Friends! There are 2 free tickets to an event of the winner’s choice from the wide array on offer at the Southwold Art Festival. Not a Friend? See below for details!

If you would like to attend please contact info@southwoldartsfestival.co.uk

Southwold Arts Festival Friends Priority Booking Process

Booking your tickets before public booking opens on 1st March?

You can use the floor plan here for the events at Southwold Arts Centre; those in the Pavilion or St Edmund's Church are unreserved.
If more than one person chooses the same seat, it will be first come first served and the nearest alternative seats will be booked.

Via Email
Email your list of tickets with seat numbers (where appropriate) to info@southwoldartsfestival.co.uk
You will then be contacted with information on how to pay for your tickets by phone, by card or in person.

On Paper
Complete the booking form at the Friends' Evening (12th February) and include a cheque made payable to Sole Bay Arts.

Collecting your tickets
You may collect your tickets in person from the Box Office.

Daytime Box Office: Southwold Arts Centre
Until 18th May: Tues to Fri 12 noon-3pm
21st May - 1st July: Mon to Sat 12 noon-3pm

Please note that if you pay online you will be able to print your tickets or tickets may be posted to you at the cost of £1.


Southwold Arts Festival is a registered charity, which has been established to provide a week of the arts for all ages and tastes, for residents and visitors to Southwold. The Festival is run by volunteers and is funded by the ticket sales for the events and the generosity of local sponsors.

As a Festival Friend you will be supporting the Festival and also be part of those committed to its development. In addition you will enjoy 2 weeks’ priority booking and belong to an active social network with two special events each year. Your support will play a vital part in improving the quality of the events we are able to bring to our community.

Join now by downloading the form below and send it to:

Festival Friends, 1 High Street, Southwold IP18 6AS.

Download a festival friends form here (PDF)

Download a festival friends form here (Word)