Innovation Founders

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If you have a pioneering and adventurous spirit, please give your personal support to the creation of exciting new projects and commissions.

As an Innovation Founder you would join a group of people that includes Festival patrons, philanthropists and champions - all of whom recognise the value of encouraging great artistic experiences for everyone.

There are three levels of Innovation Founders: Pioneers, Adventurers and Explorers.

In return the Festival can offer some unique experiences that could include:

  • Invitations to the Festival’s Opening Night and VIP Receptions
  • Previews of Festival commissions and programme highlights
  • Bespoke behind-the-scenes tours of Festival locations
  • Meeting some of the Festival’s creative team and artists
  • Access to the Festival’s VIP hospitality area
  • Help you plan your Festival visit and book your tickets
  • Acknowledgement of your support in the Festival brochure and website

Download more information here

To discuss becoming an Innovation Founder, please contact Lucy Davies, Executive Director on or 01908 280831


Pioneers: Hazel Coomber

Adventurers: Penny & John Best, Steve & Louise O'Hara, Jacky & Colin Scott, Lord & Lady Scott 

Explorers: Mary Hartley & Peter Hall, Sue Lloyd, John & Francesca Skelton, Julia Upton MBE & Patrick Upton