Join our Community of Supporters

Our generous supporters are at the heart of this famous and friendly festival. By becoming a Friend, Member, Patron, or Benefactor you join a like-minded community of music lovers and enjoy exclusive benefits that bring you closer to our work, including priority booking, discounted tickets, behind-the-scenes access and members-only events, from as little as £5 per month. The benefits you will enjoy from becoming a Friend, Member, Patron, or Benefactor can be found below.


You will enjoy:

  • Being part of a community of likeminded individuals who do their part to make great music thrive in beautiful Ryedale and North Yorkshire places
  • Knowledge you have made a vital contribution to support the future of our famously friendly festival
  • Priority booking on up to two tickets per performance
  • Advance information about upcoming events
  • Invitation to an annual supporters’ reception
  • Free subscription to our festival magazine
  • Named acknowledgement in the souvenir programme (optional)


All the benefits of being a Friend plus:

  • High priority booking on up to two tickets per performance
  • 20% discount on one ticket per event


All the benefits of being a Member plus:

  • Personal help with the box office process to reserve and book seats
  • Enhanced priority booking on up to four tickets per performance (with a 20% discount on one ticket per event)
  • Invitation to our annual principal supporters’ reception


All the benefits of being a Patron plus:
• The opportunity to sponsor a concert, artist or commission (subject to donation amount)
• Events can be sponsored as a gift, or in memory of a loved one – we will work
with you, so your support achieves what you wish
• Named acknowledgement in the Souvenir Programme and on the festival website


All the benefits of being a Patron plus:

• Completely personalised box office service
• 20% discount on two tickets per event
• Super-enhanced priority booking on up to 8 tickets per performance
• Invitations to exclusive dinners and social events with Festival artists, Trustees and team
• Complimentary programmes at all Ryedale Festival events

Terms and conditions

  • Priority booking and discounts apply for main festival tickets only. See each subscription option above for more details.
  • During priority booking periods, each Friend/Member/Patron/Benefactor may purchase a maximum of two/four/eight tickets per event. Discounts, where applicable, will only apply to the subscriber’s ticket.
  • Additional tickets may be purchased after the priority booking period, which is in place to ensure that our subscribers can nearly always purchase tickets for the concerts they wish to attend.
  • The subscription year runs from January 1st – December 31st each year.
  • Benefactors and Sponsors will receive a fully personalised box office service to ensure that all their ticket needs are met.
  • Further details on how and when to book will be shared with all subscribers via email.
  • Subscribers may wish to know which part of the membership amount is taxable and which part is a donation, for the purposes of their tax returns. Please use the breakdown as follows:

Membership starting 1st Jan 2023

Tier% Donation
Benefactor98.4% or £4,920.00
Patron83% or £415.00
Member77.5% or £155.00
Friend60% or £30.00

Membership starting 1st Jan 2024

Tier% Donation
Benefactor99% or £4,950.00
Patron91.9% or £551.40
Member84.2% or £202.08
Friend70% or £42.00

To discuss your subscription with a member of the team please contact membership@ryedalefestival.com or telephone 01751 475 888