Become a Patron

Become a Patron

Signing up as a patron is really easy:

Online here:  Become a Patron

By phone: Call Bath Box Office on 01225 463362

By Post:Send a cheque made out to Bath Festivals along with your name, address, phone number and email address to Bath Festivals Ltd, 1a Forum Buildings, St James Parade, Bath, BA1 1UG

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 emailing 

We have 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 and their support makes a huge difference as we move forward. If you would like to join our Patrons community, you will receive the following benefits:

All our Patrons benefit from:

  • Patrons’ email – a dedicated email address direct to the Bath Festivals Development Team.
  • Priority booking – ensure the best seats for all of our events. 4+ days priority booking.
  • Exclusive Invitations – including programme previews, festival receptions and hospitality, gala nights, opportunities to meet artists, annual dinners and social events
  • 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 3 levels of Patronage which can be used by an individual or as a couple:

Become a Crescent Patron £750 (or £62.50 per month)
 includes all of the benefits listed above.

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.

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.

With thanks to our current Patrons:

Paragon Patrons:

Chris and Monique Bamford

Lord Charles Brooke

The Coles-Medlock Foundation

Panda Sanctuaries

James and Annette Drummond

David and Karin Embleton

The Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust

Trevor Osborne


Circus Patrons: 

John and Yvonne Cullum

Van and Eva DuBose

Andrew Fletcher

Elaine Marson

The Mayden Foundation

Ian Tarr


Crescent Patrons: 

Lucy Aspin

Maurice Avent

Anthony Avison and Fenella Barnard

Rupert and Carol Baines

Fiona Bell

Chris and Alison Born

Henry and Jane Brown

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Martin and Dani Jeffries-Clarke

Deborah Clements

Gitte and Stephen Dawson

Fenella Dyson

John Everitt

Kenneth and Christine Fullalove

Lady Elizabeth Gass DCVO

Charles Grimsdale

Barry and Yvonne Gilbertson

Eric Grove

Richard and Yasemin Hall

William and Wera Hobhouse

Bernard and Clare Horn

Paul and Claire Jackson

Howard and Lyn Jacobs

Conrad Jones

Paul and Fiona Kane

Sandra Le Marchant

Sheila McCormack

Bel Mooney and Robin Allison-Smith

Rod and Karin Morgan

The Orseis Trust

Nigel and Stephanie Pollard

Bob and Diana Potter

Chris and Denise Rogers

Chris and Jan Shepley

Colin and Theresa Skellett

Marcelle Speller

Ian Stockley

William and Wendy Jane Stockley

Ian and Christa Taylor

Stephen Taylor

Richard and Maggie Turner

Richard and Sue Wales

Brian Woodford

Lucy Woodroffe

Nicholas Wylde

Our anonymous Patrons


Life Patrons:

Julie Peacock

June Price

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.