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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 2024 Festival Friend and be the first to hear all Jane Austen Festival news!

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, theatrical performances & smaller workshops sell out incredibly quickly so priority booking will help you secure these. 

Your annual fee of £35 per Festival Friend Membership 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 4 tickets per event for each Festival Friend Membership)
  • A hardcopy of the Festival Programme (posted to UK Residents only, International Festival Friends can pick up their copy during the Festival in Bath)
  • You will also know that your fee helps support the continuation of this wonderful festival!
  • A 10%discount code for when you purchase 2024 Grand Regency Costumed Promenade wristband tickets (this will arrive in your inbox when wristband sales are announced)

Subscription to be a Festival Friend for the 2024 Jane Austen Festival will begin on 1st December 2023.

Annual Subscription valid from 1st January to 31st December. 
Please note Festival Friend Membership does not guarantee you will be able to book all your desired tickets; some smaller events do sell out within the priority booking period, so we strongly advise booking early to avoid disappointment.

*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!

Purchase Festival Friend Membership before the 31st December 2023 and receive an additional one-time 20% off discount code for the Jane Austen Centre Online Giftshop