BIF Friends

By joining the Friends, you are contributing directly to the future development of the Buxton International Festival. There are six levels of membership and all your support helps us to deliver an exciting festival, nurturing talent and spreading the word to new audiences.

Who are the Friends?

We are often described as the heart and soul of the Festival. The generosity of our members is fundamental to Buxton International Festival’s growth and success. Since we started in 1970, our devoted and appreciative members have donated over 2 million pounds, from sponsoring entire operas to venue hire, artistic fees, props and providing an invaluable platform for many rising stars and young singers.

“Buxton International Festival has one of the best Friends organisations in the music world.”

– Wyn Davies, Opera conductor and Patron of the Friends.

Shakshi Singh Buxton International Festival Intern

Why become a Friend?

Becoming a Friend is about more than just donating your membership subscription. You will be part of the Festival family and receive a range of special rewards including access to priority booking, opportunities to book UK and international music holidays, regular Friends newsletters and invitations to Friends events organised throughout the year.

“By joining the Friends, we became part of a Festival we love. There are many rewards, not least the opportunity to experience outstanding musical and literary events throughout the year.”

– Mary & Andrew, Friends since 2013

Friends Events

All Friends are invited to Friends Events organised throughout the year from dinners, talks and recitals, plus Friends have the opportunity to book UK and international music holidays.
Upcoming Friends events

Friends Newsletter: Overture

BIF’s newsletter for our Friends and supporters includes exclusive interviews, stories and messages from the Festival team.
Read our latest newsletter

Read on to discover all Friends benefits, tiers of membership and how to join…

All BIF Friends receive:

Our six tiers of membership start from just £33 and have their own individual rewards.

Friend

Individual £33 / Joint £44
Paid annually

Rewards

  • One week priority booking – two tickets per performance, four for joint members

Gold Friend

£66 Individual / £88 Joint
Paid annually

Rewards

  • Two weeks priority booking – up to four tickets per performance and six for joint members

Patron

£193 Individual / £257 Joint
Paid annually or quarterly

Rewards

  • Three week priority booking with unlimited seats per performance
  • Advance copy of the Festival brochure sent by email
  • Festival Programme Book
  • Interval Drinks at the Cavendish Bar

Gold Patron

£330 Individual £440 Joint
Paid annually or quarterly

Includes all Patron rewards plus

  • Four weeks priority booking – unlimited seats
  • Priority booking wait list for sold out events
  • Invitation to attend a Dress Rehearsal for ticket holders

Benefactor

£550 Individual £735 Joint
Paid annually or quarterly

Includes all Patron rewards plus

  • Personalised booking service
  • An opportunity to meet Festival artists
  • An invitation to attend the annual Festival Dinner at a special rate

Directors Circle

£1,650 Individual or Joint
Paid annually, quarterly or monthly

Includes all Benefactor rewards plus

  • Your own Relationship Manager
  • Tour of the opera set
  • Invitations to previews and special events

Join or renew your membership by Direct Debit

Our preferred way for you to donate your subscription is by Direct Debit.
Please fill out the form below to join or renew your membership.

If you are on a mobile device please open the form here.

Remember to Gift Aid your donation, adding a further 25% to our funds, by signing the declaration at the end of the form (if you are eligible). Alternatively, a single annual subscription may be donated by PayPal at the end of this page.

To upgrade your membership or to talk to us for any other reason please email the Membership Secretary at friendsmembership@buxtonfestival.co.uk

 

Join or renew your membership by PayPal

If you would prefer to donate your membership subscription by a single annual payment you can do so by PayPal below. Use the drop down menu to choose between Individual and Joint membership.

Please Gift Aid your donation by signing the declaration in our form below, adding a further 25% to our funds, and return it to us by either email friends@buxtonfestival.co.uk or by using our freepost address.

Friends of Buxton Festival, 3 The Square, FREEPOST SK3090, Buxton SK17 6YH

Gift Aid form download

Friend

Gold Friend

Patron

Gold Patron


Benefactor

Directors Circle

£1,650 Individual or Joint