Become a Patron

Become a Patron

Ahead of our 70th anniversary in 2018, we aim to re-ignite our Festivals for a new era and bring the city alive with amazing artists and creative opportunities. Our Patrons will play a hugely important role as we take the next step of this journey.

You can help us by becoming part of our 100 club. Launched at the beginning of 2016, our aim is to build a community of Patrons who are passionate about the festivals and who understand the need to have a reliable source of funding to keep our programming creative, dynamic and sustainable. We are already over halfway towards our goal and your support would make a huge difference as we move forward.

All our Patrons benefit from:

  • Patrons’ Box Office – a dedicated private booking line for your tickets and arrangements.
  • Priority booking – ensure the best seats for all of our events
  • Exclusive Invitations – including programme previews, festival receptions and hospitality, gala nights, opportunities to meet artists, annual dinners and social events at other Patrons’ homes
  • Advance Information – be the first to receive each Festival brochure as well as exclusive news
  • Acknowledgement – in all festival brochures and on our website. You can, of course, remain anonymous

We offer 4 levels of Patronage which can be used by an individual or as a couple:

Become a Crescent Patron £750 (or £65 per month)
includes all of the benefits listed above.

Please phone Bath Box Office 01225 463362 to purchase or renew your membership. 

Become a Circus Patron £1400 (or £120 per month)
– includes all of the benefits listed above plus opportunities to attend rehearsals and be invited to backstage area and Green Room.

Please phone Bath Box Office 01225 463362 to purchase or renew your membership. 

Become a Paragon Patron £2500 (or £210 per month)
includes all of the benefits listed above plus option to have exclusive briefing with the Artistic Director ahead of the Festival.

Please phone Bath Box Office 01225 463362 to purchase or renew your membership. 

Signing up as a patron is really easy. Call Box Office on 01225 463362 or send a cheque made out to Bath Festivals along with your name, address, phone number and email address to Bath Festivals, Abbey Chambers, Kingston Buildings, Bath, BA1 1NT. As a charity, we can claim Gift Aid meaning that your support goes further. If you have any questions about becoming a Patron, please get in touch by calling 01225 614180.


With thanks to our current Patrons:

Paragon Patrons:
Lord Charles Brooke
Marianna Clark
James Drummond
David and Karin Embleton
Andrew Fletcher
Paul and Fiona Kane
The Norie Charitable Trust
The Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust
Trevor Osborne
Ian Tarr

Circus Patrons:
Ken and Vera Barnes
John and Yvonne Cullum
Chris and Catherine May
Jane Drabble and Bill Nemtin
The Mayden Foundation

Crescent Patrons:
Lucy Aspin
Anthony and Fenella Avison
Bernadette Bailey
Chris and Alison Born
The Elizabeth and Gordon Bloor Charitable Trust
John and Rosalie Challis
Rob and Deborah Clements
Lloyd and Claire Cossins-Price
Marc Cuddihy
Van and Eva DuBose
Sam and Fenella Dyson
Michael Eavis
John and Liz Everitt
Kenneth Fullalove and Christine Darwent
Sir James Fuller
Lady Gass
Barry and Yvonne Gilbertson
Richard and Yasemin Hall
Simon and Catriona Heale
William and Wera Hobhouse
Paul and Claire Jackson
Conrad Jones
Sheila McCormack
Bel Mooney
Hendy and Sue Pendle
Charlotte Pinder
Nigel and Stephanie Pollard
Bob and Diana Potter
Chris and Denise Rogers
Roger and Janet Rolls
Andrew Rome
Andrew Rutherford DL
Thomas and Michelle Sheppard
Chris and Jan Shepley
Jim and Hiroko Sherwin
Colin and Theresa Skellett
Marcelle Speller
Ian Stockley
Clivette Taylor
Ian and Christa Taylor
Bob and Jean Tyrrell
Richard and Sue Wales
Brian Woodford
Hugh and Jill Wright
Ian and Janet Wilson
Lucy Woodroffe
Nicholas Wylde
Our anonymous Patrons

Life Patron:
Lady Evelyn Strasburger


Please note Patron membership and the associated benefits are available to any individual in return for the minimum annual payment of £90. However, Patron members are encouraged to make an annual donation in addition to this payment, of either £660 (Crescent Patron), £1310 (Circus Patron) or £2410 (Paragon Patron). Provided that eligibility requirements are met, the donation amount will qualify for Gift Aid and Bath Festivals will submit appropriate claims to HM Revenue & Customs.

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