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Barbican Patrons

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Become a Patron and inspire more people to experience the transformative power of creativity.

As a not-for-profit, we rely on the generosity of individuals like yourself. Every ticket purchased, donation made, and pound earned supports our arts and learning programme and enables the widest possible range of people to experience the joy of the arts.

Join a dynamic network of cultural enthusiasts

Connect with a community that shares your passion for the arts.

Get the tickets you want with Patron Priority Booking

Stay one step ahead with priority booking for tickets to some of the most sought-after shows.

Enjoy special access to our multi-arts programme

Exclusive receptions, exhibition previews, artist meet-and-greets, behind-the-scenes and curator-led tours, and more. Patrons enjoy an exciting package of insider access, all tailored to your interests.

Spark creative possibilities and transformation

Make a lasting difference every day by helping us to: 

  • Nurture the next generation of creatives: With your support, we provide free programmes for more young people to develop their artistic practice and access jobs in the creative industry. It also enables us to offer over 50,000 subsidised tickets for young people every year. Play an important role in shaping our young creative’s journeys from studio space to the main stage. 👉 Find out more.
  • Bring communities together to forge better futures: Your support allows us to build meaningful partnerships with local community groups and schools. We deliver programmes that unleash the power of creativity in young people and their teachers, and throw open our doors for co-created projects with those currently underrepresented in the sector.  👉 Find out more.
  • Connect people through a vibrant multi-arts programme: Your support provides essential resources to commission and platform the most exciting, relevant, and varied artists and companies from across the globe. With your help, we're able to inspire, entertain, and connect millions of people each year across our artistic programme. 👉 Find out more.

Support us as a Patron

Support us today, be a catalyst for creativity, and spark creative possibilities for more people. Explore our range of Patron offerings and discover the best fit for your support.


Barbican Patrons

£1,500 per year (£1,120 donation / £380 benefits*)

  • Patron Events: Exclusive receptions, previews of our exhibitions, backstage moments, artist meet-and-greets, behind-the-scenes and curator-led tours, and more. Receive invitations to Patron events throughout the year. 
  • Patron Priority Booking: Stay one step ahead and secure your tickets to some of the most sought-after shows ahead of Members and the wider public.**
  • Membership Plus: Free entry to exhibitions for you and a guest, a 20% discount on selected tickets, invitations to Members' events, and access to our Members' Lounge with up to three guests.**
  • Recognition: Your commitment and support will be recognised in displays at the Centre, our publications, and our website.

Become a Patron


Principal Patrons

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

Principal Patrons enjoy all the benefits of Premier Patrons, plus:

  • Complimentary Pair of Press Night Tickets: Receive complimentary press night tickets to a major theatre show.
  • Seat Reservations: Reserve your preferred seats across our entire season and ensure a perfect view at every show.

Become a Principal Patron





Premier Patrons

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

Premier Patrons enjoy all the benefits of Barbican Patrons, plus:

  • Personalised Booking Support: Our dedicated team offers support to manage all your bookings, making your Barbican experience seamless.
  • Enhanced Priority Booking: Gain the highest level of booking priority, securing your tickets ahead of all Patrons, Members, and the wider public.**
  • Access to Sold-out Events: Gain the ability to secure tickets for sold-out shows, ensuring you never miss out.

Become a Premier Patron



Director's Circle

£10,000 per year (£9,000 donation / £1,000 benefits*)

Our Director's Circle enjoys all the benefits of Principal Patrons, plus:

  • Director's Events: Get to know our CEO and Artistic Director with invitations to their choice events and an annual Director's Circle Dinner. 
  • Bespoke Access: Enjoy a private experience of an exhibition or show of your choice with a small group of guests.** 

Join the Director's Circle


Join via Direct Debit


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.


‘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