Join the BIF Creative Team for a pre-performance drink and canapes at the Crescent Hotel!
Wed 13 - Wed 20 July 2022
6.00pm - 7.00pm
Becoming a Friend is more than donating your membership. You will become part of the 'Festival Family' - and we are often described as the heart and soul of the Festival.
– Wyn Davies, Conductor and Patron of the Friends
Since we began in 1970, our members have donated over 2 million pounds towards the Festival. Our subscriptions go on everything from supporting entire operas to engaging top-class musicians and speakers, to supporting the Festival Chorus and Young Artists Programme.
The generosity of our members is fundamental to BIF’s growth and success, and has enabled our Festival to become one of the UK’s leading arts festivals.
To the 2,200 of you who are already Friends – we cannot thank you enough for your ongoing support.
– Mary & Andrew, Friends since 2013
Becoming a Friend is more than donating your membership. You will become part of the ‘Festival Family’. We invite our members to special events organised throughout the year from meals, recitals, and study days.
Our Friends receive a range of special rewards including access to priority booking, opportunities to book UK and international music holidays, and regular Friends newsletters with exclusive ‘inside’ information.
So please do join us. You will feel rewarded and deeply satisfied to be supporting our unique Festival.
Our six tiers of membership start from just £33 and have their own individual rewards.
All Friends are rewarded with:
Become a Friend now via PayPal below
Individual £33 / Joint £44
Become a Gold Friend now via PayPal below
£66 Individual / £88 Joint
Become a Patron now via PayPal below
£193 Individual / £257 Joint
Become a Gold Patron now via PayPal below
£330 Individual £440 Joint
Includes all Patron rewards plus
Become a Benefactor now via PayPal below
£550 Individual £735 Joint
Includes all Patron rewards plus
Become a member of the Directors Circle now via PayPal below
£1,650 Individual or Joint
Includes all Benefactor rewards plus
Are you under 35? Do you enjoy live music? Would you like to experience world class opera, hear the best literary speakers and attend mind-blowing musical performances in our beautiful spa town? If the answer’s yes, then join our Next Generation Friends for free.
We want to make Buxton International Festival accessible to everyone and with our Next Gen scheme you can buy festival tickets for a tenner, get invites to one-off performances throughout the year and keep up to date with all our news.
Reasons to become a Next Gen Friend:
· £10 tickets to Buxton International Festival performances.
· Receive invites to Friends events throughout the year.
· Keep up to date with Festival news via our newsletters.
· Be a part of the Festival by joining the Friends of Buxton International Festival community.
Fill out our short form below to join.
If you’re over 35 and would like to get involved then click here to get more information about becoming a Friend of Buxton International Festival.
Stay up to date with the latest Friends news and stories
The Friends of BIF Annual General Meeting will take place at 10.30am on Friday 11 February 2022 at the Lee Wood Hotel in Buxton. All Friends of Buxton International Festival are invited.
Following the AGM there will be a piano recital by Roelof Temmingh at 11.30am; tickets cost £10.00 per person. Click here for more information.
The trustees will be staying on at the Lee Wood for lunch and would be delighted to see you there. Please book your lunch directly with the Lee Wood Hotel on 01298 23002.
Read the 2022 minutes FoBIF AGM Minutes 11 Feb 2022
Read the Agenda Friends of BIF 2022 AGM
Read the Trustees’ Annual Report Friends of BIF TAR 311021
Read the minutes from the 2021 AGM FoBIF AGM Minutes 4 Feb 2021
We host an exciting programme of Friends events throughout the year, revolving around our staples of good music, good literature, good food, good company and cheer!
We look forward to seeing you soon!