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We want a bright future!

Following the severe cuts to central and local funding, Brexit and the pandemic, the arts in the UK are in significant crisis. 

It is not only large institutions imperilled by this dire situation. The effects can be seen across the entire industry, and it is increasingly difficult for organisations like ours to operate.

The work we do is necessary. We need to challenge the status quo, finding new, bolder ways of presenting the art forms we love. 

We would appreciate it if you can help in any way you can!

Become a patron of the arts!


Champion the new and creative by becoming a Smorgaschord Patron!


Being a Patron costs just £100, money which will go directly into paying the artists for the festival. Of the many benefits, you will receive: 


  • Priority booking

  • Open rehearsal access

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes content

  • Acknowledgements in our programmes

Should you wish to donate more, we would be thrilled to talk to you about what you would like to support. Our plans for the future include a series of commissions celebrating György Kurtág’s 100th birthday (in partnership with New Zealand’s At the World’s Edge Festival), and a focus on Australian Indigenous art. These projects will be multi-year and will culminate in the creation of new works, films and recordings. Every penny of your support will help bring this important work about.

If you'd like to become a Patron please do send us an email to be in touch with us personally.

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