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Leave a lasting legacy

Help ensure Glyndebourne’s future for the next generation of artists and audiences

Thank you for considering leaving a gift to Glyndebourne

By leaving a gift in your will, you can make a personal tribute to Glyndebourne’s future whilst deepening your involvement with our work by joining the John Christie Society; our living legacy society.

Glyndebourne is facing a devastating impact from the multi-million-pound loss of revenue due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Our hearts go out to all our artists and loyal seasonal staff – two-thirds of our total workforce – whose incomes have been significantly affected.

Your legacy can provide vital support and help us to secure operatic enjoyment for the next generation of artists and audiences.

Already left us a gift?

If you’ve remembered Glyndebourne in your Will, please take a few minutes to let us know

Join our legacy webinar

This winter we’re hosting an online video session to tell you more about how legacies help support young talent, including a Q&A with former Jerwood Young Artist Emma Kerr.

Include us in your will

Download our codicil form, which helps you to update your will easily.

Why we left a gift to Glyndebourne

In these short videos, Marion, Victor and Dominic tell us what inspired them to remember Glyndebourne in their wills:

Leave behind a legacy and join the John Christie Society

In 1934 Glyndebourne was founded through the generosity and vision of Audrey Mildmay and John Christie. The international festival it has become today is a credit to their vision: ‘Not the best we can do but the best that can be done anywhere’.

To honour their legacy, we have created the John Christie Society to recognise and thank generous and forward-thinking individuals who are leaving Glyndebourne a gift in their will.

John Christie Society members are recognised in the Festival Programme Book and have the opportunity to become more involved with Glyndebourne.


Dame Felicity Lott: John Christie Society Ambassador

‘I am very grateful to the places that nurtured me as an inexperienced young artist and I want to give something back. I know Glyndebourne inspires similar feelings of gratitude in its audience members who have enjoyed memorable performances here. It is a unique place. By leaving a gift in your Will, you can help ensure that Glyndebourne continues to offer opportunities to young performers and great performances to future audiences.’

– Dame Felicity Lott

Photo: Capriccio 1976 , Glyndebourne Tour

Dame Felicity Lott – Why I left a legacy to Glyndebourne

How can I find out more?

We’d love to hear from you and help you learn more about leaving a Legacy.

Please contact our Development Manager, Tanya Richardson, at tanya.richardson@glyndebourne.com or phone 01273 815419.

Alternatively, you can fill in the form below:


Useful information

If you intend to include Glyndebourne in your will, thank you. Please use the below address and registered charity number:

Glyndebourne Productions Limited of Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5UU (Registered Charity Number 243877)

If you have made a will in which you have kindly left a legacy to Glyndebourne Arts Trust (GAT) it is not necessary to change it to Glyndebourne Productions Limited (Charity number: 243877). GPL has acquired GAT so all legacies will automatically flow through. However, if you are making other changes to your will it would be good housekeeping to make this amendment too.

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