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Volunteers / Friends

We are looking for a Treasurer to help the General Secretary keep the accounts up to date and prepare the end of year accounts for the AGM. Please contact the General Secretary if you are interested in this position - you would need to be available for meetings three or four times a year and be able to help with bank accounts and investments.

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For £2 a month you could support the Festival and be in with the chance of winning £50 which is our monthly payout. The draw is made on the 25th of each month so please contact info@hastingsmf.org.uk if you would like to join.


Perhaps you are an alumni of the Festival or have children who participate - if you have skills which would be helpful to The Festival throughout the year please get in touch with General Secretary on info@hastingsmf.org.uk. We are particularly looking for people who can help us with marketing, fund raising and social media.

If you can spare some time for the three weeks of the Festival to become a volunteer please contact us on info@hastingsmf.org.uk.


For £35 a year, or £25 for Over 65s, you can support the Festival by becoming a Friend of the Festival. This membership gives you a season ticket for the Festival. The ticket admits one person to all Hastings Musical Festival Sessions including the Junior Instrumental Concerto Class. It will also give you a reduced price for the Festival Finale.

Tickets admit one person to the Schools Day but please make sure you book your seat with the theatre on that day as it is a ticketed event.

You can become a Friend by visiting us at the Festival Office in the White Rock Theatre.

For more information contact The General Secretary on info@hastingsmf.org.uk


There are also opportunities to sponsor special events or other aspects of the Festival - for more information please contact the General Secretary.



As a charity we offer grants to young people who wish to go on to study the performing arts and enter the profession.

You can help a young person at the start of their career by contributing to our Grants Fund.

Donate here


If you are a UK taxpayer you can Gift Aid your donations and the taxman will give an extra 25% to Hastings Musical Festival at no extra cost to yourself. (Higher rate tax payers can claim back more via their tax return).

Click here to fill in a Gift Aid form


Raise some money and have some fun at the same time. Get together a group off friends for a cake bake sale or a coffee morning; organise a quiz night or a sponsored walk or swim.

Donating the proceeds to the Festival will help the next generation to enjoy it for many years to come.

Contact us for ideas or to tell us about your event


Many people in Hastings and beyond have enjoyed participating in the Festival throughout their lives. They have seen their children and grandchildren perform in their turn and they know how much joy they have had from it, and how much pleasure they have given to others.

If you would like to make it possible for future generations to continue to take part in the Festival or if you would like to make it possible for a young person to go on to study and become a professional performer, then please consider leaving a donation to the Hastings Musical Festival in your will.

For more information or to talk to someone in confidence, contact our General Secretary, Jenny Griffiths on info@hastingsmf.org.uk