Support Us

Support Us

Hat Fair is free to attend but of course it’s far from free to produce.

We are a registered charity and a year-round operation that relies on public funding and the generosity of our audiences and sponsors.

We need to raise £50,000 on top of our annual funding grants to make each festival happen; so if you love Hat Fair, help us keep it free by giving what you can.

For Individuals

You can also support Hat Fair at the festival, by making a donation into the collection buckets carried by volunteers.

For Organisations

Hat Fair presents the perfect opportunity to align your organisation with world-class arts in Winchester.

If you are interested in sponsorship please contact kirstie.mathieson@theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk


Hat Fair plays a vital role in Winchester’s broader economy and the city’s sense of community.

In 2016 audiences surveyed agreed or strongly agreed with the following statements:

– Hat Fair is good for Winchester’s image – 97%
– Hat Fair is welcoming for the whole community – 97%
– Hat Fair enhances the sense of community in Winchester – 92%
– Hat Fair encourages participation in community life and events – 87%
Hat Fair Audience Finder survey, July 2016

Sponsorship opportunities start from just £600 + VAT and range upwards to £10,000 + VAT.

If you have any ideas about how you might like to support Hat Fair that aren’t detailed above, or would like to talk through sponsorship opportunities contact Kirstie Mathieson, Marketing and Communications Director, on 01962 844 600 ext 203 or kirstie.mathieson@theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

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