The Perks of Being A Festival Friend
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in the arts, and we see our Festival as an opportunity to bring enjoyment, inspiration, and conversation to our audiences.
As we celebrated our 50th year of Perth Festival of the Arts, we are mindful of the many amazing people who have made this incredible cultural event of ours possible. From globally acclaimed artists to student interns, long-standing programmers to school orchestra members, volunteer directors and generous funders, our list of thanks is as long as it is worthy.
One group in particular though, deserve a huge shout out for their ongoing commitment to us. Our Festival Friends are people like you who choose to support the Festival by paying a small premium for early access to tickets and other benefits. This funding supports our work as a registered Scottish charity – and helps us deliver ten fantastic days of culture in Perth City Centre, each and every year.
How your support helps us:
We hope you will agree that making the arts more accessible, and ensuring everyone can enjoy being part of an exciting event such as Perth Festival of the Arts – either as an audience member or as an artist – is an important cause. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in the arts and see our Festival as an opportunity to bring enjoyment, inspiration, and conversation to our audiences.
Funding and donations such as your Friends membership, allows us to develop a wide range of shows each year and bring new arts experiences to as many people as possible. It helps us to engage high quality artists while keeping our ticket prices as accessible as we can to audiences.
Funding also enables us to organise several free events, particularly for children and young people. We have long-standing relationships with local schools, Scottish Opera and English Touring Opera which provide both performance and participation opportunities for young people of all ages.
What Does It Cost To Be A Festival Friend?
There are three tiers of Friends – Good Friends, Best Friends and Lifelong Friends - which all come with their own exciting package of benefits.
Early access to all shows, especially those that traditionally sell out or sell fast is one of the major Friends benefits, and we've recently introducing a Best Friend discount for those who come along to three shows or more. Sign up today!
Be Our Good Friend - £15
- Priority booking on all Festival Shows.
- An exclusive window to buy tickets for all Festival shows. Perfect for choosing your preferred seats or early access to our sell-out shows.
- Be first to receive our Festival Brochure in the post
Be Our Best Friend - £40
Benefits include all the benefits of a Good Friend PLUS
- 10% discount on tickets when booking for 3+ ticketed Festival events *.
- An invitation to a special Friends Reception after a performance.
Be Our Lifetime Friend - £500
With a one-off donation you are forever our Festival Friend.
Each year, you receive the full benefits of our Best Friends for that year, with no further annual membership fee to pay. PLUS:
- An invitation to a Friends Concert during the Festival.
- Acknowledgement of your patronage on our website & brochure.
* Visit our Friends webpage for terms and conditions.