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

As we begin recovery from a multi-million-pound loss caused by the pandemic, we are determined to not only survive but to thrive. We are having to make some hard choices, and it is thanks to those who have pledged a gift in their will that we can look ahead with confidence as we move towards Glyndebourne’s 100th anniversary in 2034.

Your support by pledging a gift will help us to protect Glyndebourne’s future for the next generation of artists and audiences. A huge thank you for being a part of this.

How to leave a gift in your Will

Already left us a gift?

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

Legacy Discovery Event

Join us on Tuesday 5 April 2022 and find out how you can help us thrive for the next generation of artists and audiences.

Include us in your will

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

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

Why we left a gift to Glyndebourne

In these short videos, Creighton, Gill, Nigel and Carol tell us what inspired them to remember Glyndebourne in their wills.

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 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 or our codicil to add to an existing will:

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.

You might also like

A summary of our recent achievements across our education pr…
Discover a world-leading opera house in the heart of the Sus…
Membership and Support
Bring a kaleidoscope of colour to Glyndebourne with your su…
Glyndebourne Shop
Our online shop offers a great selection of exclusive and locally sourced products. Every purchase supports our work.
Become a Member
Enjoy priority booking for the Festival. Find out how you can join as an Associate Member
Donate to the Annual Fund
To stay at the forefront of theatre technology, we need your help. Set the spotlight back on our stage by supporting this vital upgrade.