What are Friends for?
The Friends' organisation (FESPA) is a body of volunteers which exists to welcome and support the people who provide our theatrical entertainment in East Suffolk, including especially our Summer Theatres.

Friends receive newsletters in the autumn (at the end of the Summer Theatre season), in the spring (giving advance information about the coming programme and in early summer (with a detailed update on the Suffolk Summer Theatre season ahead.

Friends enjoy the privilege of being able to reserve seats for performances in Southwold and Aldeburgh Summer Theatres before booking is opened to the public and to receive a small discount on ticket prices. They are also welcomed at our social get-togethers and meetings.

All Friends are encouraged to become 'Active Friends' and to lend a hand with our activities, whether it is, stuffing envelopes, distributing mailers, helping at our annual fete or volunteering for front-of-house duty in the theatres.

FESPA membership is £12.50 per person per year and, if you would like to add a donation towards our charitable work in addition, that will be most welcome. Please note that our financial year begins on 1st April. However, if you join FESPA after January, we will not ask you to pay again that year!

If you would like to play a part in FESPA, please click here for a membership form which you can print out and post with your subscription to the address shown. (The form will open as a PDF in a new window. When you have finished printing, simply exit the window to return here.)

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