Festival Friends

Be our Festival Friend

Our annual Festival Friends ensure the success of each festival and are essential to sustaining our high quality of opera.

As a Friend, you will have access to priority booking and will play an important part in making the Festival happen. Ticket income covers only half of the cost of each production. In this second year, we hope our Friends will continue to be generous in supporting us. Using the jargon of theatre, we have a menu of delights from which to choose.

The Sweet Spot

Suggested donations from £5,000

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.

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, rachel@thegrangefestival.co.uk for the full menu of possibilities.

Priority Booking opens 10am Tuesday 31 October

The Limelight

£2500

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

  • 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 which opens at 10am Tuesday 31 October
  • our Friends Newsletter, and recognition in the Festival Programme.

The Prompt Corner

£1,000

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

  • 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 which opens at 10am Tuesday 14 November
  • our Friends Newsletter, and recognition in the Festival Programme.

The Rostrum

£500

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

  • 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 which opens at 10am Tuesday 28 November
  • our Friends Newsletter, and recognition in the Festival Programme.

The Wings

£250

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.

  • an invitation to one special event in Hampshire or London during the year;
  • access to priority booking which opens at 10am Tuesday 12 December
  • our Friends Newsletter, and recognition in the Festival Programme.

The Footlights

£25

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

  • access to second priority booking which opens at 10am Tuesday 9 January

The High Flyers

Under 35s - £10

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

  • an invitation to a special event in London
  • access to second priority booking which opens at 10am Tuesday 9 January
  • special access to subsidised tickets for selected nights of the season.

 

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

(company number 9828929 and charity number 1165859)