Hat Fair 2021 wants you!

Be part of the team that makes the UK’s longest continually running festival of Outdoor Arts come to life. This year's Hat Fair festival runs over the 2nd-4th July 2021. Each year we need lots of volunteers to help keep our audiences smiling and our events running smoothly.

With so many aspects covered within the creating of such a huge festival, we need enthusiastic people for various roles from site production to information point representatives, from Green Room assistants, to event stewards. Everybody has a part they can play in making this Hat Fair the best one yet, and all will be placed in the heart Winchester and the action! 

Due to the ongoing pandemic this year's festival will be a little different from past Hat Fairs; the whole festival will take place at North Walls Recreation Ground, be ticketed, and have a limited capacity. This will definitely add to Hat Fair 2021's uniqueness.


  • 18 or over.
  • Sociable and friendly.
  • An interest in Winchester or the Arts.
  • Available between 2nd July - 4th July.
  • The experience is amazing, the work is fun, the people are great!


  • Accessibility
    Site Dependent - this year's festival is contained within a single limited capacity site, consisting of flat grass fields, public footpaths and pathways.
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
    Yes - Play to the Crowd, which encompasses Theatre Royal Winchester, Hat Fair and Playmakers is an equal opportunities organisation.
  • Expenses reimbursed
    This opportunity does not cover travel expenses.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Yes as with Play to the Crowd & Theatre Royal Winchester.
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
    Yes - Volunteer Induction Workshop prior to event.
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    Yes P.L.I. covered.
  • Written role description
    Help us out with all sorts of roles including: event set-up, artist liaison, fundraising, stewarding, running and more. Job descriptions and individual roles can be found within the Hat Fair Volunteer Application Form.

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 02/07/2021

End Date: 04/07/2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No


North Walls Recreation Ground
SO23 7EF

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