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We are delighted to be continuing our 
Pay It Forward scheme...

Conceived by Kae Tempest in 2017, Pay It Forward is a scheme that helps to ensure everyone can have access to the wide range of events throughout Brighton Festival.

By paying an extra £5 when you book your tickets, or by donating online, you’re becoming part of a vital movement that opens doors to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. For every £5 donated, we will match it. 

These donations fund a £10 Pay It Forward ticket voucher, which can be exchanged for any Brighton Festival performance. We put your donations directly towards giving free tickets to key communities by distributing them across Our Place, local schools, charities and partner organisations.

This year, we are taking the work of Pay It Forward one step further by introducing a new strand called Audience Club. This will enable us to ensure our events are as accessible as possible to our key communities and encourage participation from individuals who may never have seen a performance across Brighton Festival before. The money raised will not only ensure that we can provide tickets, but we can also contribute further by giving extra support to accompany groups to and from their local communities, organise pre and post show discussions as well as many other perks to maximise audience experience.

Here are some thoughts from our previous Pay It Forward users:

It's a fabulous opportunity! Many of the young people we work with would not be able to attend the paid events in the Brighton Festival without the scheme
YMCA DownsLink Group

It means I can access events I wouldn’t normally be able to afford to go to, even if I did want to see them - Audience Member

Everyone at Brighton Festival would like to say a huge thank you for the transformative donations our audiences have provided to Pay It Forward across the past five years; we’re truly thrilled to continue this pivotal scheme in 2022.

Donate to Pay It Forward

We'll match every £5 raised, to provide £10 Pay It Forward tickets

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