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

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

Signing up as a patron is really easy. You can sign up through the links above, sign up by Direct Debit, 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, 9-10 Bath Street, Bath, BA1 1SN. 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 462231.


With special thanks to our current Patrons:

Paragon Patrons:

Chris and Monique Bamford

Lord Charles Brooke

Marianna Clark

The Coles-Medlock Foundation

James Drummond

David and Karin Embleton

Mark Roper

Paul and Fiona Kane

The Norie Charitable Trust

The Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust

Trevor Osborne

Ian Tarr

Ian and Christa Taylor


Circus Patrons:

Ken and Vera Barnes

John and Yvonne Cullum

Jane Drabble and Bill Nemtin

Van and Eva DuBose

Andrew Fletcher

Anne and Peter Gunning

Elaine Marson

The Mayden Foundation

Bob and Jean Tyrrell


Crescent Patrons:

Lucy Aspin

Anthony Avison and Fenella Barnard

Bernadette Bailey

Fiona Bell

The Orseis Trust

Michael and Siobhan Bond

Chris and Alison Born

John and Sally Bowman

Henry and Jane Brown

John and Rosalie Challis

Peter Clegg

Rob and Deborah Clements

Lloyd and Claire Cossins-Price

Marc Cuddihy

Gitte and Stephen Dawson

Sam and Fenella Dyson

John and Liz Everitt

Kenneth Fullalove and Christine Darwent

Sir James Fuller

Lady Elizabeth Gass DCVO

Charles Grimsdale

Barry and Yvonne Gilbertson

Richard and Yasemin Hall

Simon and Catriona Heale

William and Wera Hobhouse

Bernard and Clare Horn

Paul and Claire Jackson

Howard and Lyn Jacobs

Simon and Antonia Johnson

Conrad Jones

Sandra Le Marchant

Sheila McCormack

Rod and Karin Morgan

Ruth Moser

Hendy and Sue Pendle

Charlotte Pinder

Nigel and Stephanie Pollard

Bob and Diana Potter

Chris and Denise Rogers

Roger and Janet Rolls

Andrew Rome and Shay Parsons

Andrew Rutherford DL

Thomas and Michelle Sheppard

Chris and Jan Shepley

Jim and Hiroko Sherwin

Colin and Theresa Skellett

Marcelle Speller

Ian Stockley

William and Wendy Jane Stockley

Toby Talbot

Clivette Taylor

Richard Turner

Richard and Sue Wales

Ian and Janet Wilson

Brian Woodford

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.

Become a Patron