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Invest in Tomorrow’s Artists Today

There are very talented young playwrights working in the UK, and if they are lucky they will find their way to the HighTide Festival Theatre season in Suffolk. I hope you will join me in supporting this remarkable and modest organisation. With your help HighTide can play an even more major role in promoting the best of new writing in the UK.

Lady Susie Sainsbury

Give your support to HighTide Festival Theatre and share our passion for creating award winning theatre and giving a start to the next generation of theatre artists.

Ticket revenue covers less than 20% of the costs of producing our work and we rely on the vitial support of our friends to realise our mission to produce and develop artists.

HighTide is the world’s first producing festival of new plays and is still one of the few places where new writers are given a full production of their work, rather than traditional rehearsed readings or workshops. The Festival continues to be the launch pad for productions that tour and transfer with leading global theatres, and our playwrights, directors and actors all have gone on to secure agents, more work and prosperous careers. 

In 2012 we were awarded Catalyst Arts funding. This is an Arts Council England scheme designed to help us boost our fundraising income. Any money that you donate to us will be matched by the Arts Council. In effect, every donation that we receive from you will be doubled!

There are many ways you can support HighTide:

Become a Friend

For £115 become a Friend of HighTide Festival 2014 and celebrate our eith Season in exclusive company. Find out more here.

Donate by Text

Spend 1 minute and £1 to support HighTide Festival Theatre.

Simply text HIGH34 and the amount you wish to donate, (either £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) to 70070 (e.g. your text could read HIGH34£10).

Find out more here.


Thanks to the ongoing support of Lansons, HighTide does not pay out any overheads. Therefore, all HighTide's funding from other sources goes directly to producing emerging artists, our schools work in Suffolk, and our endeavors to identify and develop new artistic talent.

HighTide welcomes all donations large or small, with any gifts received being ploughed directly back into our artistry to create original and exciting work, made accessible with affordable ticket prices. 

All donors receive the same benefits as our Friends of HighTide Festival 2014 members as well as full acknowledgement in our programmes and website, if desired. 

To make a donation today please click here.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer you can make your donation worth more. For every £1 you donate to HighTide, we can reclaim tax to increase your donation by 28p through the Gift Aid scheme. 

Please see the Process Payment page of the checkout section of our box office page for more details. 

Get In Touch

For further details of both Friends of HighTide Festival 2014 and donating, please contact Freddie Porter or telephone: 0207 566 9765.

We thank you in advance for your support of HighTide.