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Become a 2024 Member

Become a 2024 member of Gloucester History Festival for £30 and support us to deliver the festival and our education projects each year, with access to advanced information, priority booking and exclusive offers just for members. Membership lasts until the end of December 2024.

Why Membership?


Your £30 donation will offer you:

    Priority Booking – be amongst the first to book your tickets before they go on sale to the general public 

    Advance information on our events and programming 


    Access to occasional exclusive offers 


    Membership that lasts until the end of December 2024

    For you


     You will:

    Be part of a wider group of forward thinking history enthusiasts and supporters 
    Be a contributor to the pride of the historic city of Gloucester and a champion of all the area has to offer
    Have the satisfaction of knowing that it is people like you who make the festival possible

    Become a Patron

    Become a patron, enjoy the Festival today and be at heart of the Festival’s future.

    Our Patrons were set up  in 2019 to support the development of our Festival and are integral to our success.
    Anyone can become a Patron, and we invite you to join them for a £500 annual donation.

    Patrons will receive:

    Priority Booking: the opportunity to book and pay for your tickets before they go on sale to the public. Dedicated telephone support during the priority booking period.
    Use of the VIP Writers’ Room throughout the Festival to meet and mingle with speakers.
    Invitation to a virtual Autumn Festival programme launch each July including a discussion of Festival highlights as well as the latest developments in history publishing.
    Invitation to an annual Patrons’ gathering at the Autumn Festival hosted by Janina Ramirez.

    Your name listed on screen before each Blackfriars Talk and on the Festival website.

    The Festival Book: receive a complimentary history book each Christmas specially curated by Janina Ramirez

    Donation: £500 annually

    You can now join the Patrons online by clicking the button below:

    “Discussing history with a live audience in an ancient building is always a pleasure and nowhere more so than in Gloucester.”.

    David Olusoga


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    Gloucester History Festival is run by registered charity Gloucester History Trust. 

    Ticket income alone does not cover the cost of the festival and we rely on the generous support of individuals, trusts and foundations and companies so that we can offer you an exciting programme of events, improving access to heritage and building pride in everything our city has achieved.

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