Annual Donors

A huge array of musical genres, international artists and young rising talent, all available to enjoy amongst glorious big skies and rustling reed beds on the beautiful Suffolk coast.

BBC Symphony Orchestra plays at Aldeburgh Festival - Photo: Tony Pick

An annual donation helps us to continue bringing distinctive and memorable performances to the Snape Maltings stage. It also enables us to keep nurturing the next generation of young musicians through our world-class young artist programmes.

Annual Donors have a designated priority booking period, receive invitations to events and enjoy other privileges according to their level. Donors can opt to be credited in our programme books or remain anonymous.

Water £300+

Donations are general and support the magnificent, the mundane and everything else in between.

Water level donors will receive advance information and priority booking along with invitations to events and a reception each year, as well as a named credit in our Programme Books.


Marsh £1000+

Donations at this level can be directed to a performance as part of a syndicate or the Bursary Fund, where it will help aspiring artists participate on a course. Alternatively, it can be left as a general donation, which we can direct to where it’s needed most.


Reed £2500+

Donations can be directed to any area of our work or kept as a general donation. £500 of every Reed donation is allocated to a performance in either the Festival or the Snape Proms each year, to which you have the option to receive a pair of complimentary tickets. Reed level donors also benefit from preferential car parking, a dedicated contact to help with any queries and an invitation to an event hosted by the Chairman or Chief Executive.


Sky £5000+

Donations can be directed to a performance or any other project or area of our work that appeals. Should you wish to host any entertaining or a private party, your dedicated Aldeburgh Music contact will help you with the preparations and arrange opportunities to meet performers wherever possible. You will also benefit from preferential car parking and will be invited each year to an event hosted by the Chairman or Chief Executive.


Major Donors

There are two Major Donor circles at Aldeburgh Music. One supports Festival performances and projects solely, called the Festival Circle. The other is the Chairman’s Circle which helps to support other projects that are happening, such as Friday Afternoons or one of our Community singing projects.

If you would like further information on any of the above levels, please contact us on 01728 687100 or email

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