Our Patrons

We really appreciate the ongoing backing of Coastival by our patrons. We are indebted to them for their support.

Popular Yorkshire jazz singer Claire Teal has been with us since the first Coastival in 2009.

Actor Sir Ben Kingsley was born just a stone’s throw away in Snainton and continues to be a great supporter of Coastival.

Coastival has become an established fixture in the Scarborough calendar and Heather and I are delighted to be counted among its patrons. It was thrilling to witness not only the vast number of local people of all ages who were involved in the 2014 Festival and the camaraderie that encouraged but also the amount of people it attracted to the town. We said it was going to be really special and so it proved.”

Sir Alan & Lady Ayckbourn

“Coastival occupies a special place in my heart. I was so pleased to be part of the very first event and honoured to be asked to be a patron.”

Claire Teal

“I love being patron of Coastival because it’s not just a wonderful festival of cultural events it’s also important for the ongoing development of the area’s artistic community. ‘Not to mention that I was born in Leeds, grew up in Whitby and was given my break in the music industry by Scarborough’s own Little Angels 22 years ago, so I want to give something back if I can.”

Mark Richardson

“I am so happy to be a patron of this festival. Long may it thrive.”

Sir Ben Kingsley