Friends & Advance Booking List

The Friends of Aldeburgh Music

1 year: £75 UK Friend, £90 Overseas Friend

3 years paid by Direct Debit : £70 * (UK only, available until end of March 2016)

Our Friends are at the heart of everything we do at Aldeburgh Music.

An active social network, our Friends enjoy a designated priority booking period for all our seasonal programmes and a varied calendar of events. From receptions here in Snape to our international Friends Flyaway, there are plenty of opportunities to meet other music-lovers, world-leading artists and key members of Aldeburgh Music staff.

Alan Britten addresses the annual friends reception

As a Friend, you’ll also know that you are supporting one of the most pioneering international centres for talent development, enabling us to inspire artists at all levels through our work in artistic development, education and community involvement.

Our Friends also benefit from regular contact from Aldeburgh Music by email and post with advance information about all our upcoming performances in our seasonal mailings, as well as their own dedicated publication, Friends News.

You can join online today via our booking website

Or download and print a membership form:

Click here to view & download a PDF Application Form

Advance Booking List

Email 1 year: £8

Postal 1 year: £25

Postal 3 years paid by Direct Debit: £20* (UK only, available until end of March 2016)

Our Advance Booking List is an easy low-cost way to hear about our activities. You can choose to receive advance information about our upcoming performances by email or post, and there is an opportunity to book a week in advance of the general public.

Associates of the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme

£25 minimum annually
Donations of £100+ can be acknowledged in our programme books

If you join the Advance Booking List, Friends or become an Annual Donor, you can also choose to be an Associate of the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme by making an additional donation to support emerging young musicians.

Every year, we offer Associates the special opportunity to hear directly from the young artists themselves about how their support makes a big impact in the earliest stages of their careers.

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

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'The Leverhulme Trust is proud of its association with Aldeburgh Music. Aldeburgh’s aims fit well with those of the Trust, which are to support excellence and potential throughout the academic community, including the fine and performing arts. We wish Aldeburgh Music and its extremely talented young artists every success for the future.'
Dr Anne Dean (former Assistant Director, The Leverhulme Trust)



'We are delighted with the long-term relationship which we have developed with Aldeburgh Music. The sponsorship of chosen concerts at this world-renowned arts centre has allowed Prettys to combine business and culture, creating the ultimate platform through which to strengthen our brand and further relationships with current and prospective clients.'
Paul Dickie, CEO, Prettys