Festival Friends

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

We may have a magnificent home for our Festival, but there is 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, as well as our education and community projects.

If you are a Friend, we warmly thank you. We hope you will stay with us (details are below). Without you, the Festival simply wouldn’t happen.

If you are not a supporter yet, please consider if you can help us, the details of our Festival Friends are below.

All our Friends enjoy priority booking and all donations are acknowledged in the Festival programme. We like to keep in touch with our Friends during the year and hope you may wish to join us at some of our out-of-season events that often focus on our forthcoming productions. All Friends levels expire at the end of July each year.

The Sweet Spot

Benefit price £100 | Suggested voluntary donation £4,900

Every stage has that unique place that projects the voice perfectly and produces a quality of sound to tickle the hairs on the back of your neck.

Enjoy priority booking from 22 October 2019.


You will receive invitations for you and your guests to meet the cast after all your visits to The Grange; to attend a closed rehearsal; and to special events during the year

Please note that The Sweet Spot level now includes a VATable portion of £100 which is the price for the benefits of joining at this level. The remainder of £4900 is a suggested voluntary donation which is also eligible for gift aid if you are a UK taxpayer.
If you wish to pay a different amount, please contact us on 01962 791020.

The Limelight

Benefit price £80 | Suggested voluntary donation £2,420

Before electricity, theatres produced intense light by directing a flame at a cylinder of quicklime.

Enjoy priority booking from 12 November 2019.

You will receive invitations for you and your guests to meet the cast after all your visits to The Grange; to attend a closed rehearsal; and to special events during the year

Please note that The Limelight level now includes a VATable portion of £80 which is the price for the benefits of joining at this level. The remainder of £2420 is a suggested voluntary donation which is also eligible for gift aid if you are a UK taxpayer.

If you wish to pay a different amount, please contact us on 01962 791020.

The Prompt Corner

Benefit price £50 | Suggested voluntary donation £950

Every theatre needs one. Without this, it might not be alright on the night.

Enjoy priority booking from 12 November 2019.

You will receive invitations for you and your guests to meet the cast after all your visits to The Grange; to attend a closed rehearsal; and to two special events during the year

Please note that The Prompt Corner level now includes a VATable portion of £50 which is the price for the benefits of joining at this level. The remainder of £950 is a suggested voluntary donation which is also eligible for gift aid if you are a UK taxpayer.

If you wish to pay a different amount, please contact us on 01962 791020.

The Rostrum

Benefit price £33 | Suggested voluntary donation £467

The birds eye view and position of power guiding the orchestra with a flick of the wrist

Enjoy priority booking from 10 December 2019.

You will receive invitations for you and your guests to meet the cast after one of your visits to The Grange; and to one special event during the year

Please note that The Rostrum level now includes a VATable portion of £33 which is the price for the benefits of joining at this level. The remainder of £467 is a suggested voluntary donation which is also eligible for gift aid if you are a UK taxpayer.

If you wish to pay a different amount, please contact us on 01962 791020.

The Wings

Benefit price £25 | Suggested voluntary donation £225

It’s all happening here in the secret, silent world. Prop tables are ready, quick changes are prepared, the crew are primed, the cast are awaiting their cues.

Enjoy priority booking from 21 January 2020.

You will receive an invitation to one special event during the year

Please note that The Wings level now includes a VATable portion of £25 which is the price for the benefits of joining at this level. The remainder of £225 is a suggested voluntary donation which is also eligible for gift aid if you are a UK taxpayer.

If you wish to pay a different amount, please contact us on 01962 791020.

The Footlights

Benefit price £7.50 | Suggested voluntary donation £32.50

The original theatre lighting: once upon a time as candles, now used as a special effect.

Enjoy priority booking from 18 February 2020.

Please note that The Footlights level now includes a VATable portion of £7.50 which is the price for the benefits of joining at this level. The remainder of £32.50 is a suggested voluntary donation which is also eligible for gift aid if you are a UK taxpayer.

If you wish to pay a different amount, please contact us on 01962 791020.

The High Flyers

£10 | 18-35s only

Traditional scenery operators worked on the fly walks high above the stage.

  • Any seat, any performance £35*
  • Half-price Festival programme
  • Free Bus Transfers*

*Maximum 6 seats per performance. Discounted rate applicable to under 35s only. Bus transfer subject to availability and space is not guaranteed.

 

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

(company number 9828929 and charity number 1165859)