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Support us

DunsPlayFest is becoming an increasingly important part of the cultural life of Berwickshire, bringing brand new theatre to the Borders and opening up opportunities for all to get involved. However you choose to support us, you become part of a community that enriches the lives of everyone it reaches. 

Help us to raise £5,000 towards the running costs of the Festival in 2024 and future years. We are most grateful for any donations towards our fundraising targets.

FRIENDS of DunsPlayFest 

Discounts, advance bookings and other great benefits

  • Free entry for accompanied children

  • Priority booking for workshops

  • Free programme and Friends badge

  • An invitation to our special DunsPlayFest 2024 launch party

  • An acknowledgement of your support in the Festival programme

  • Friends newsletter and advance notification of future events

A Friends' Membership is also a wonderful gift for someone who values and wants to support theatre, particularly Community Theatre, or has an interest in new dramatic writing.



This option is for people who would like to make a one-off donation to the Festival in 2023. 

If you are a tax payer, why not Gift Aid your donation at no extra cost to yourself? 


Whatever amount you donate, you can choose to have it acknowledged on our DunsPlayFest 2024 website or remain anonymous. Please tick the box to let us know your preference.


Advertise in the DunsPlayFest programme

Advertise your business in the DunsPlayFest programme. This will be a full colour A5 glossy format, with details of all the events during the week and a distribution of 2,000 copies. 

  • ​£300 - Full Page Inside Front Cover

  • £150 - full page

  • £80 - half page

  • £40 - quarter page

  • £25- eighth page

Send your advertising copy including your logo by 20 March to

Donations and payments can be sent by BACS to: DunsPlayFest
Sort code 80-22-60 a/c no. 23002469


Can you help during the festival?

The DunsPlayfest 2024 programme is taking shape and we are very excited that there will be more than 60 shows, including Theatre, Dance and Music performances. Whilst most of the action takes place in the Volunteer Hall, there are also family events over the first weekend at Duns Castle and in the Duns Public Park. There will also be events at Duns Parish Church Hall and surrounding village halls!

What are we looking for?

- Front-of-house people to give information,

check tickets, sell programmes and raffle tickets

and usher people to their seats 

- People to hep with catering/serving food

- Stewards for the outdoor events

- Stagehands to help with setting up and striking the stages and when there is a quick turnaround during the week

- Servers for the opening party, the live screening of the coronation, and the closing party.     

- Ticket sellers at the Box office the week before the Festival

If you can help, please email to let us know your availability and if there is something on our list that catches your eye.

All our Volunteers will receive a branded

tee-shirt and free entertainment whilst they work!



If you are a company or organisation, and would like to support the Festival you can become a DUNSPLAYFEST SPONSOR. 

To sponsor DunsPlayFest, please email

All DunsPlayFest sponsors are warmly invited to our Opening Party on Friday 26 April. 2024


Sponsors will be listed in the programme and we will display your details in the theatre foyer.

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