Our Friends, Patrons and supporters are much loved and play an integral role in the Theatre’s well-being and so in return for membership we offer a range of benefits.

Friend of the Theatre: £47


  • Be amongst the first to know about forthcoming productions
  • 7 Day priority booking at the beginning of each season
  • Save 5% off tickets (can be used in conjunction with Season Saver) valid on all shows excluding Children’s Shows, Fundraising and Community Events & Panto.
  • A programme of First Night parties, Season Launches, and special event opportunities
  • Our Season brochure mailed straight to your door
  • Guaranteed ticket returns up to 24 hours before a performance
  • £1 off up to two tickets for guided tours of the Theatre

Become a Friend

Donor Friend: £120

An opportunity to support the Theatre with £10 per month. We introduced Donor Friends in order to benefit from Gift Aid, which we cannot apply to our other Friend’s levels. Donor Friends receive all the benefits of a Friend’s membership plus invitations to special events and rehearsals.

Of your £120 Donor Friends gift we can subtract your £47 Friends’ membership then the Government will add 25% Gift Aid on the remaining donation of £73, thus increasing the gift overall.

Become a Donor Friend

Patron: £250-£2,500

For those of you with a passion for theatre, history, social occasions and an eye on having some fun, the Theatre Royal Patrons’ Scheme is a really splendid way in which to enjoy a special relationship with the Theatre Royal, be an intrinsic part of its story and know that you are contributing towards its future.

Become a Patron

All ‘Friends of the Theatre’ benefits plus:

  • Opportunities to attend open rehearsals
  • Invitations to the Spring and Autumn Patrons’ parties
  • Bespoke tours of the Theatre
  • Acknowledgement in programmes for in-house productions
  • Acknowledgement on donor board in the Theatre Royal Foyer
  • And a lot of love and care from the Development Department

For more information, please get in touch with Julia Read on 01284 829942 or email julia@theatreroyal.org