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OAE Patrons

We’re one of the world’s leading period instrument Orchestras. We love what we do and we’re proud of our international reputation for performing with warmth, imagination and expertise.

We’re well-known for our pioneering approach to programming. Resident at the Southbank Centre and Glyndebourne Festival Opera, our versatile repertoire ranges from Monteverdi to Mahler and we also commission new works. Each year we tour the globe, reaching audiences of 5 million through our performances, broadcasts and recordings. Regular collaborations with our world-class Principal Artists including Sir Mark Elder, Vladimir Jurowski and Sir Simon Rattle keep our performances fresh and our audiences intrigued.

The generosity of our supporters is vital to the ongoing success of our projects. With income from ticket sales, touring and public funding only representing 70% of the annual funds we need, each year we must raise £1 million to cover our total costs.

Become an OAE Patron today and help us continue our ambitious work.

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

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 privileges+

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

- 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 privileges+

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

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:

- Lunch with members of the OAE Players’ Artistic Committee throughout the Season to receive advanced notice of artistic planning*
- Invitation to meet with the two player curators of the Season 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*

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, tickets for Associate Patrons may be restricted view.

*additional costs may apply

The OAE reserves the right to alter the advertised benefits.

Gift Aid and VAT Information: Your Associate Patron contribution is split as follows for VAT and Gift Aid purposes: donation £835/benefits £165. For all levels above Associate Patron, for Gift Aid your entire payment represents an unrestricted donation to the OAE. For VAT purposes £305 of your contribution is benefits and the remainder represents an unrestricted donation to the OAE.