Membership and support

Under 40s

Our new membership for those aged 16-39.

Discover Our new membership for under 40s.

Whether it’s making memories with friends or catching a production of the opera you love, join Under 40s to secure Festival tickets before public booking and enjoy 50% off a pair of tickets. You will also have the chance to accrue your subscription payment towards the joining fee for Associate Membership later down the line.

Many of our young ticket bookers told us they wanted to feel part of the Glyndebourne family at a point when they’re juggling lots of other commitments so aren’t yet able to take up a life-long membership.


Join today and enjoy ticket access and more for Festival 2024.

Under 40s Membership benefits

Priority booking: Book an unlimited number of Festival tickets (after Festival Society and Associate Member priority booking), subject to availability.

Subsidised tickets: Enjoy 50% off two Festival tickets, subject to availability.

The chance to offset the Associate Membership joining fee: Your annual subscription for Under 40s Membership can count towards the Associate Membership joining fee.

Members’ magazine: bringing you closer to the people and the stories that make Glyndebourne unique.

Email news: Regularly receive information about the Festival and special events by email.


How much does it cost?

There is an annual subscription of £70 this year.

You can purchase a Gift Membership from the GLYNDEBOURNE SHOP.

FAQ about Under 40s

What is Under 40s?

Under 40s is Glyndebourne’s newest Membership for those aged 16-39. There is no initial joining fee. Under 40s members will pay an annual subscription in return for a number of benefits.

What are the benefits of an Under 40s Membership?

Under 40s Members enjoy priority booking (after Festival Society and Associate Members) when they can book as many tickets as they would like, subject to availability. They can also enjoy 50% off a pair of Festival tickets. Their annual subscription can be used to offset against the Associate Membership joining fee in the future.

How much does Under 40s cost?

Under 40s Members pay an annual subscription, which is currently £70.

Will the annual subscription rate increase?

We will review the annual subscriptions for Under 40s Membership on a regular basis. Notification of a subscription increase will be posted to all subscribers at least 4 weeks before the subscription is due.

Can gift aid be claimed on the annual subscription?

We are not able to claim Gift Aid on the annual subscription of Under 40s.

When do I pay my annual subscription?

The subscription is due in the autumn each year for the following Festival. Annual subscription requests are sent out in November giving you the option to renew online or set up a Direct Debit to automatically renew your subscription each year.

Do any concessions apply to my annual subscription?

We regret not. All Under 40s Members are required to pay the full subscription.

Can Memberships be transferred or inherited?

No. Glyndebourne Memberships cannot be transferred other than between spouses or life partners.

How are Under 40s membership places allocated?

Under 40s Membership places are allocated on a first come/first served basis. Applicants must be 16 years of age or over.

What happens after I have joined as an Under 40s member?

After we have received your payment we will email confirmation within five working days. Full booking information and details about making your priority ticket application will be emailed to you in January each year.

Am I guaranteed tickets to the Glyndebourne Festival?

Priority booking through an Under 40s Membership offers a very good opportunity to secure tickets to the Festival before public booking opens but tickets are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. Some productions and performances may be oversubscribed as Festival Society and Associate Members tickets will already have been allocated. You will be able to see up to date availability when you book online.

Can I be an Under 30s member and an Under 40s member at the same time?

Yes. Under 30s membership is free to join and is open to anyone aged 29 or under. Under 30s membership gives you access to Glyndebourne offers throughout the year, including tickets at subsidised prices thanks to our New Generation Programme.


Please note that Under 40s discounted tickets may only be used by those aged 16–39 and ​you may be asked to provide proof of age with a discounted Under 40s ticket.

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