Leave a lasting legacy
Help ensure Glyndebourne’s future for the next generation of artists and audiences
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.
If you’ve remembered Glyndebourne in your Will, please take a few minutes to let us know
A special online event to tell you more about how legacies help support young talent, including a Q&A with former Jerwood Young Artist John Findon.
Download our codicil form, which helps you to update your will easily.
Why we left a gift to 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
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.
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.
Alternatively, you can fill in the form below:
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.