Membership and Support

Festival Membership

Discover how you can join as an Associate Member and receive priority booking for Festival tickets.

Staging the Glyndebourne Festival would not be possible without the support of our Members, a society of generous individuals who share a passion for opera.

Glyndebourne is facing a devastating loss of revenue due effects of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We need your help more than ever, and one of the best ways to support us now and into the future is by joining the Glyndebourne family as an Associate Member or through buying a gift Membership.

To ensure our Members receive the best possible level of service, we limit the number of Membership places. Each year, when places become available, we welcome new Associate Members into our family of supporters. Associate Memberships for Festival 2021 have now been released.

By joining as an Associate Member, you receive second priority booking for Festival tickets, as well as a place on the waiting list for full Membership and a number of other benefits, outlined below. Once promoted to full Festival Society Membership, you will have first priority in the ballot for Festival tickets.

Under 40? You may also be interested in Fortissimo – our new Membership for under 40s – find out more here

Associate Membership benefits

Second priority booking

Apply for up to 24 Festival tickets (spread across the Festival productions) in the second priority ballot immediately after the Festival Society Members’ ticket ballot. A new Associate Member will be eligible for a £150 credit towards their Festival 2021 ticket ballot purchase. For full details see our terms and conditions.

Members newsletter

The Glyndebourne newsletter sent to you three times a year.

Email news

Regularly receive information about the Festival and special events by email.

…and your place on the waiting list for lifelong Festival Society Membership. The estimated wait is currently 10 to 12 years long.

How much does it cost?

Secure your place by paying the one-off £500 joining fee. The fee can be paid online or over the phone. There is an annual subscription, currently £83, which is complimentary for the first year.

How can I join?

You can join as an Associate Member online today, just click the button below to get started. Please remember that places are limited, so join today to avoid disappointment.

You can also email us at or call the Membership Team on +44 (0)1273 815 400 (Monday-Friday 11.00am – 5.00pm).

Gift Memberships

Associate Membership can be bought as a gift online, giving the recipient all of the Membership benefits outlined above. The recipient must be aged 18 or over to hold Membership.

When buying a Gift Associate Membership online, please log in to your own account or register an account in your name. We need your details to process the £500 joining fee and we will send a gift pack to your address for you to pass along to your gift recipient. The gift pack includes a code which they can use to activate their Membership. We regret we cannot take the gift recipient’s details due to data protection. If you would like to  purchase more than one gift, please telephone us on +44 (0)1273 815 400. 

The annual subscription for Associate Membership, currently £83, is complimentary for the first year. When the first subscription is due, we will contact the Member directly. If you would like to gift all subscriptions upfront until your gift recipient reaches the top of the waiting list, or if you would like to arrange ongoing payment of their subscription by Direct Debit, please email

What else do I need to know?

There is an estimated 10–12 year waiting period for full Festival Society Membership

Associate Members must be 18 years old or over

Read the full terms and conditions of Associate Membership

You can find more information on Associate Membership in our frequently asked questions.

In these short videos you can hear from our Members about why they decided to join the Glyndebourne family, and from the artists whose careers our Members have supported

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