Festival Friends

Our Festival Friends are lovers of opera and the arts who want to see world-class opera and dance flourish at The Grange.

We may have a magnificent (if slightly crumbling!) home for our festival weeks, but there’s no wealthy backer in the wings here, and ticket sales only cover half the cost of each production. This means we need every penny donated each year by our wonderful supporters to keep our festival going.

If you’re a Friend, thank you. We hope you’ll stay with us (details are below). Without you, the festival simply wouldn’t happen.

If you’re not a supporter yet, the details of our Festival Friends options are below. Please get in touch via email or on 01962 791020 and we can give you further information.

The Sweet Spot

Suggested donations from £5,000

With this major gift you will develop a bespoke and personal relationship with the company, with invitations to events throughout the year. You can target your gift by joining a production syndicate, supporting a leading role or your chosen aspect of a production. Please contact Rachel Pearson, Director of Development on 01962 792201 for the full menu of possibilities.

 

The Limelight

Suggested donations from £2,500

  • an invitation to you and your guests to meet the cast after your visits to the Grange;
  • an opportunity to target your gift to support a smaller role or an aspect of a production;
  • an opportunity to attend a closed rehearsal or audition;
  • an invitation to all special events in Hampshire and London during the year;
  • access to priority booking 
  • our Friends Newsletter, and recognition in the Festival Programme.

The Prompt Corner

Suggested donations from £1,000

  • an invitation to you and your guests to meet the cast after every visit to the Grange;
  • an opportunity to attend a closed rehearsal;
  • an invitation to two special events in Hampshire and London during the year;
  • access to priority booking 
  • our Friends Newsletter, and recognition in the Festival Programme.

The Rostrum

Suggested donations from £500

  • an invitation to you and your guests to meet the cast after one of your visits to the Grange;
  • an invitation to one special event in Hampshire or London during the year;
  • access to priority booking
  • our Friends Newsletter, and recognition in the Festival Programme.

The Wings

Suggested donations from £250

  • an invitation to one special event in Hampshire or London during the year;
  • access to priority booking 
  • our Friends Newsletter, and recognition in the Festival Programme.

The Footlights

Suggested donations from £40

  • access to second priority booking 

The High Flyers

Under 35s only

Suggested donations from £10

  • an invitation to a special event in London;
  • access to priority booking
  • special access to subsidised tickets for selected nights of the season.
  • a half price Festival programme.
  • free bus transfers from Basingstoke Station.

 

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

(company number 9828929 and charity number 1165859)