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Barbican Patrons

 Gathering of guests at a champagne reception in the Barbican Conservatory

Patrons are at the heart of what we do

Discover the best of the Barbican, and get connected with other arts-lovers. Dance. Film. Music. Theatre. Visual Arts. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. We’ve got an ambitious and joyful cross-arts programme, and we can’t do it without your support. 

Join our Patrons family: Connect with a community that shares your passion for the arts.

Get the tickets you want: With so much to experience at the Barbican, stay one step ahead with dedicated booking support and priority booking.

Discover our special events: Receptions, previews, backstage moments, curator tours and more. Find out more in our event calendar.

Your generosity helps us to reach even more people. Join as a Patron today, or get in touch to find out more.

Support us today

Barbican Patron

£1,500 (£1,120 donation/£380 benefits)

+ Invitation for you and a guest to champagne previews of our exhibitions
+ Invitation for you and a guest to special supporter’s receptions
+ Patron Priority Booking
+ Patrons Welcome Pack and Monthly Newsletter
+ All the benefits of Barbican Membership Plus with use of the Member’s Lounge, discounts on selected tickets, and free entry into all exhibitions for you and a guest
+ Acknowledgement of your support on our donor board and in print

Become a Barbican Patron

Premier Patron

£3,000 (£2,540 donation/£460 benefits)

All the benefits listed above plus:
+ Personal Account Manager
+ Special access to tickets for sold-out shows
+ Enhanced Patron Priority Booking
+ VIP Outdoor Cinema Tickets for you and a guest with refreshments and reserved seating
+ Invitations to an Open Rehearsal for you and a guest

Become a Premier Patron

Principal Patron

£6,000 (£5,260 donation/£740 benefits)

All the benefits listed above plus:
+ Opportunity to reserve seats across an entire season
+ Invitation for you and a guest to a Press Night for a Theatre show, with complimentary tickets
+ A salon-style artist event or studio visit every year
+ An annual backstage tour of our Theatre and Hall

Become a Principal Patron

Director's Circle

£10,000 (£9,000 donation/£1,000 benefits)

All the benefits listed above plus:
+ Invitation to the Barbican’s Annual Dinner
+ Lunch with our CEO or Director for Arts and Participation
+ Invitation to a lender’s dinner for an exhibition opening
+ A private tour of an Art Gallery exhibition for you and your friends
+ Invitations to a suite of VIP events including opening nights and curator’s talks
+ Concierge service through our dedicated Patron team

Join the Director's Circle

Donations support the Barbican Centre Trust Ltd, a registered charity in England and Wales (no 294282).

All Patron offerings are split between a benefit purchase and a donation. The donation is a suggested amount to which Gift Aid provisions apply. You may separately donate without purchasing benefits or purchase the benefits package without a donation.

Discount, waived booking fees and priority booking exclusions apply. Discounted tickets and bespoke access experiences are subject to availability. Check our full Membership T&Cs.

Our Patrons programme is a year-long commitment. Benefits are valid for one year, and will expire unless your Patronage is renewed. 

Your impact

Gustavo Dudamel with young musicians from the Young Orchestra East

Why support?

The lasting impact of your generosity can be felt every day. Your support enables us to nurture the next generation of creatives, bring communities together to forge better futures, and connect people across a vibrant cross-arts programme. 

‘Being a Barbican Patron brings the satisfaction of being even a small stone in a brilliant structure that lights up the lives of many, many people‘
Keith Salway, Barbican Patron