Frome Festival could not operate without the close link it has developed with Frome residents over many years. From the start in 2001, the Festival was initially designed as a regeneration project for Frome and continues to provide significant benefits for the community who interact with the Festival today.

Now, across a ten-day programme the Festival hosts 200 events, workshops and activities featuring a broad range of arts and culture in over 40 venues across the town, from concert halls and theatres to churches, pubs and parks.

Many local community groups deliver events as a part of the programme, using the Festival platform to promote and share their activities with other residents. These community events are at the core of our programme, increasing the engagement of community members as performers, participants and audience members.

In order to run the office efficiently and support the small creative team who make the Festival happen, we rely on regular income to ensure we can keep delivering the programme.

Further to this, as we plan for 2023 we are acutely aware that the cost-of-living crisis will further limit access to the arts for many in our community, and we want to ensure we can continue to provide accessible creative activity for all.

Our core team of committed Friends help us do this. We hope you can be one of them.

There are two different levels of support, both of which provide a range of benefits. You can either purchase a Friends Membership for yourself or as a gift for someone else.

The subscription year runs from January to December, but if you join during the Festival we will extend your membership until the end of the following year.

Once a member of the Friends you become a member of Frome Festival Limited*, a not for profit company and charity. You can go to the AGM, vote for Board Members and have the opportunity to stand as a Board member and so help to influence the future of The Festival.

Become a FRIEND of Frome Festival

Use these links to set up an annual Friends subscription. You can cancel this subscription at any time. For any queries on how to do this, please contact

*In the event of the company becoming insolvent your maximum financial commitment would be £1.




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