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Membership FAQ

Frequently asked questions about membership.

What are the benefits of being a Member of the Glyndebourne Festival Society?

Members of Glyndebourne Festival Society receive the following benefits:

  • Priority booking for Festival tickets
    The opportunity to apply for up to 24 tickets, spread across the Festival, in the first priority ballot.
  • Personal booking service
    Box Office staff on hand to help with your booking, and a free exchange and resale service.
  • Member’s newsletter
    The Member’s newsletter posted to you three times a year with indepth information about Glyndebourne’s work
  • Email news
    Regular emails sent to your inbox with up to date news and advanced information
  • A complimentary Festival Programme book
    The collectable Programme Book produced each year, with a cover value £20.00

How can I become a Member of the Glyndebourne Festival Society?

By applying for Associate Membership – the waiting list for Festival Society Membership.

Please click here for further information.

What are the benefits of Associate Membership?

In addition to joining the waiting list for Membership of the Festival Society, Associate Members receive second priority booking for Festival tickets immediately after Festival Society Members. They also receive advance information about the Festival and regular newsletters.

Please click here for further information.

Can I hold my Membership or Associate Membership jointly with my spouse/partner?

Memberships can be held jointly between partners or spouses. If you wish to add your partner’s name to your Membership or Associate Membership please send a written request by email to

Can I pass my Membership down to my children?

We regret that as we have a waiting list for Membership, Memberships cannot be passed to anyone other than a spouse or partner. Memberships cannot be inherited by children or grandchildren.

Can I Gift Aid my subscription to the Glyndebourne Festival Society?

Yes! Glyndebourne is currently entitled to claim 25p from HM Revenue and Customs for each £1 of your subscription.For information about eligibility to Gift Aid and to download a Gift Aid declaration please see Tax efficient giving

Can I pay my subscription by Direct Debit?

Yes. Direct Debit offers you the security of knowing that your subscription will be automatically renewed each year.

To set up a Direct Debit simply call Glyndebourne Membership on +44 (0)1273 815 400 (Monday to Friday, 10.00am – 5.00pm) or download and complete our Direct Debit mandate return it to:

Membership and Development
East Sussex

Unfortunately we are unable to set up Direct Debits by fax.

How do I change a Membership address or provide new contact details?

We ask Members and Associate Members to contact us in writing to update their contact details, either by email addressed to or by post to:

Membership and Development
East Sussex



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