The Friends of the Festival

The Festival is especially indebted to the Friends. Their financial support and generosity enables us not only to continue operating year in and year out, but to maintain a level of programming quality we couldn't afford in our small venues if we depended entirely on ticket sales. They also make it possible to commission new pieces from time to time.

The Friends of the Little Missenden Festival is a registered charity (no. 266028). Membership not only provides valuable support to the Festival, but also entitles Friends to priority booking. Tax is recovered on all subscriptions paid through Gift Aid by UK taxpayers, which increases the  level of support at no cost to members.

For more information about the Friends, or to become one yourself, please email


We would also like to thank all those other organisations and individuals who help and support the Festival financially and in so many other ways. Without such generousity there would be no Festival - click on the orange links below for more information about our benefactors.

Little Missenden Parochial Church Council
The Michael Cox Fund
Alan Hedges
The Red Lion, Little Missenden
The Festival Volunteers


Many of those named above provide sponsorship for the Festival. Sponsors receive complimentary tickets for their events, and are acknowledged by name in our brochure and programme notes, and on the website. We enjoy support from individuals and organisations alike. Some sponsors support a complete event, a new commission, or a particular aspect of the Festival - piano hire, for example. But we are always happy to discuss part-sponsorship of events, which recognises the importance of smaller contributions, particularly from individuals.

For more information about sponsoring the Festival, please email

Helping with the Festival

Financial support is vital, but the Festival couldn't take place without the practical assistance of our many helpers. We have no paid workers - the Festival is run entirely by volunteers.

There is a wide range of activities involved. We have a marvellous team, but we welcome any further offers of help. Click here to see some of the tasks that have to be done.

For more information about helping with the Festival, please email 

Little Missenden Festival Committee

Alan Hedges (Chair), Angela Bishop, Polly Buston, Geoff Clare, Jennie Flower, John Glasson, Beth Neill, Martin Runnacles, Dick Ware, Dick Wells