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.

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.

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 2020 ticket ballot purchase. For full details see our terms and conditions.

Members newsletter

The Glyndebourne newsletter posted 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 which is £83 this year.

How can I join?

Applications for Associate Membership for Festival 2020 are now closed. Please contact the Membership team to enquire about other priority booking opportunities for this summer’s Festival.

To register your interest in becoming an Associate Member in time for priority booking for Festival 2021 please complete the form below. You can also email us at or call the Membership Team on +44 (0)1273 815 400 (Monday-Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm).

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

Gift Memberships are available – please contact us for more details

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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