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OAE Patrons

 

Love the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment?

Curious about what goes on behind the scenes?

Join the OAE Patron Scheme and you’ll become a vital part of one of the world’s leading period instrument Orchestras

Founded on Enlightenment principles, we’ve been presenting classical music differently since 1986: we love to push boundaries, break the rules and engage with the widest possible audience.

Patrons are at the very heart of our work and in return for your generosity, we like to make sure your membership brings you closer to our music. We pride ourselves on our individuality and we’re always happy to discuss any specific ideas you may have to tailor your experience to match your interests.

You’ll be giving crucial financial support to the Orchestra, enabling us to continue our pioneering work across the globe. With income from ticket sales, touring and public funding only covering 70% of our running costs, each year we need to raise over £1 million to plug the gap.

Associate Patron (from £1,000)

Become an associate Patron

As a thank you for your support, you will receive:

- Friends membership benefits (entry to rehearsals, an invitation to the OAE Southbank Centre Season Launch and supporters party, opportunities to join the OAE on tour abroad, access to music discussion groups led by OAE players and a credit in OAE programmes)*

- Priority booking for Glyndebourne Festival Opera+ and two complimentary tickets to one OAE Glyndebourne dress rehearsal

- Access to an interval drinks reception at each OAE Southbank Centre concert

- Bespoke ticket booking through the OAE development team, with seasonal ticket discounts available on premium seats

A minimum payment of £220 a year secures all Associate Patron benefits, and you may purchase these benefits separately without making any further donation. The balance of £780 is a suggested minimum donation.

Chair Patron (from £3,000)

Become a Chair Patron

All the benefits of an Associate Patron, plus:

- Sponsor a specific instrument within the Orchestra and enjoy a meeting with the musician in that role

- An invitation to get inside the Orchestra and sit beside the musician at a rehearsal

- Receptions and events around OAE Southbank Centre concerts including post-concert dinners with key artists*

- An invitation to the OAE Glyndebourne Summer Party* and additional dress rehearsal tickets and priority booking for up to six tickets across the festival

A minimum payment of £300 secures all Chair & Aria Patrons benefits and you may purchase these benefits separately without making any further donation. The balance of £2,700 is a suggested minimum donation.

Aria Patron (from £3,000)

Become an Aria Patron

All benefits of Associate Patron, plus:

- Focus the benefits of your support around the OAE’s acclaimed opera and oratorio work

- Meet with featured singers and enjoy priority access to exclusive events around OAE vocal projects

A minimum payment of £300 secures all Chair & Aria Patrons benefits and you may purchase these benefits separately without making any further donation. The balance of £2,700 is a suggested minimum donation.

+Priority booking of two tickets across the Festival for Associate Patrons and six tickets across the Festival for Chair/Aria Patrons and above, subject to availability

Project Patron (from £8,000)

Become a Project Patron

Select a concert from our Southbank Season and gain unique insight into the artistic process behind the creation of your chosen programme.
All the benefits of Chair and Aria Patron, plus:

- Invitations to a special programme of events across the development of the project, which can be tailored to the wishes of the Project Patron. This could include:

- Lunch or dinner with our Chief Executive or key artists around the rehearsals
- Pre-concert backstage tour
- Bespoke post-concert hospitality options including a dinner with key artists
- Opportunity to join the project on tour abroad*
- Personal updates on your projects’ evolution and access to advanced rehearsals and schedules
- Credit in the programme acknowledging your support of the concert

A minimum payment of £550 a year secures all Project Patron benefits and you may purchase these benefits separately without making any further donation. The balance of £7,450 is a suggested minimum donation.

Season Patron (from £15,000)

Become a Season Patron

Get closer to the creative and planning process of curating an orchestral season.
All the benefits of Project Patron, plus:

- Opportunity to attend the annual Curators’ Lunch with members of the OAE Players’ Artistic Committee to hear their plans well ahead of the Season announcement.*
- The opportunity to host an event in your home, which could include a chamber music performance*

A minimum payment of £600 a year secures all Season Patron benefits and you may purchase these benefits separately without making any further donation. The balance of £14,400 is a suggested minimum donation.

To find out more about becoming an OAE Patron, contact Marina Abel Smith, Head of Individual Giving on marina.abelsmith@oae.co.uk / 020 7239 9380

+Priority booking of two tickets across the Festival for Associate Patrons and six tickets across the Festival for Chair/Aria Patrons and above, subject to availability. Please note that due to limited availability, Glyndebourne dress rehearsal tickets for Associate Patrons may be restricted view.

*additional costs may apply

The OAE reserves the right to alter the advertised benefits.

As part of your membership, you will receive updates about priority booking, Patrons’ events and news from behind the scenes. Let us know if you’d prefer not to receive these. To find out more about how we protect and process your data, please visit oae.co.uk/privacy