Festival Founders

Cornerstones

The Grange Festival exists to bring world class opera to The Grange in Hampshire. The Festival Founders are essential to securing the brightest of futures for our theatre as we embark on this new artistic adventure.

As a Founder you will make a big difference by supporting its evolution into a hub of cultural excellence. You will be invited to develop a bespoke and ongoing personal relationship with The Grange and its artistic activities. We hope you will join us and take this unique opportunity to be a part of our new company from the beginning.

Samwell Founder

In 1665 William Samwell is commissioned to design the original red brick mansion.
£100,000 (with tax efficient giving can cost the donor just £55,000).

  • Acknowledged in the theatre and future programmes in perpetuity.
  • Priority ticket rights in perpetuity.
  • Priority access to private dining areas.
  • Invitation to visit rehearsals and auditions.
  • Meet the cast after performances.
  • Private function for Founders each year.
  • Develop a bespoke and ongoing relationship with the Festival and its artistic activities.
  • Naming rights to aspects of the theatre, its equipment, dressing rooms or the grounds.
  • Samwell Founders will be invited to join the Development Council.

Wilkins Founder

In c1804 William Wilkins turns the Samwell house into a Greek Temple.
£50,000 (with tax efficient giving can cost the donor just £27,500).

  • Acknowledged in the theatre and future programmes in perpetuity.
  • Priority ticket rights in perpetuity.
  • Priority access to private dining areas.
  • Invitation to visit rehearsals.
  • Meet the cast after performances.
  • Private function for Founders each year.
  • Develop a bespoke and ongoing relationship with the Festival and its artistic activities.
  • Naming rights to aspects of the theatre, its equipment, dressing rooms or the grounds.

Cockerell Founder

In c1823 Charles Cockerell builds the orangery as a Greek Temple.
£25,000 (with tax efficient giving can cost the donor just £13,750).

  • Acknowledged in the theatre and future programmes in perpetuity.
  • Priority ticket rights in perpetuity.
  • Invitation to visit rehearsals.
  • Meet the cast after performances.
  • Private function for Founders each year.
  • Develop a bespoke and ongoing relationship with the Festival and its artistic activities.
  • Naming rights to aspects of the theatre, its equipment, dressing rooms or the grounds.

Smirke Founder

In 1819 Greek Revival architect Robert Smirke designs the link between the house and the orangery. £10,000 (with tax efficient giving can cost the donor just £5,500).

  • Acknowledged in the theatre and future programmes in perpetuity.
  • Priority ticket rights for five years.
  • Invitation to visit rehearsals.
  • Meet the cast after performances.
  • Private function for Founders each year.
  • Benefits over a five-year period.

Cox Founder

In the 1860s and 70s John Cox remodels The Grange interior and transforms the stables.
£5,000 (with tax efficient giving can cost the donor just £2,750).

  • Acknowledged in the theatre and future programmes.
  • Priority ticket rights for three years.
  • Invitation to visit rehearsals.
  • Meet the cast after performances.
  • Private function for Founders each year.
  • Benefits over a three-year period.

 

The Grange Festival is a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales.

(company number 9828929 and charity number 1165859)