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Barbican Patrons


Barbican Patrons champion international programming, bold commissions and opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to access world-class arts for free.

Our Patrons help us keep our programme accessible to everyone, allowing us to continue investing in the artists and communities we work with, all while celebrating their love of the arts through closer engagement with our programme. 

The support of our Patrons has never been so crucial. As well as sustaining and enabling our international artistic programme, Patrons help keep our programme open and accessible to all. 

In grateful recognition of your support, we offer a range of benefits to help you make the most of our programme. These include priority booking, access to tickets for sold-out performances and exclusive event invitations.


Barbican Patrons

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

Benefits include:

  • Membership Plus benefits including free entry to our exhibitions (+ guest), access to Members Lounge, discounts on selected tickets and free access to our cinema on demand films
  • Enhanced Priority booking and access to tickets for sold out performances
  • Dedicated ticket-booking line, and support with your bookings
  • Invitations to special pre-performance receptions and private views of our exhibitions
  • Recognition of your support online and in our publications

Join or renew


Barbican Principal Patrons

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

All the benefits held by Premier Patrons plus:

  • Opportunity to reserve your seats for the entire season
  • Invitations to post-performance events backstage with artists

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Barbican Premier Patrons

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

All the benefits held by Barbican Patrons plus:

  • Enhanced Priority booking
  • Access to exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities, such as backstage tours and rehearsals

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Barbican Director's Circle

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

All the benefits held by Principal Patrons plus:

  • Highest level of flexibility to hold your preferred seats for the entire season
  • Invitation to the annual Director's Circle dinner with our Artistic Director
  • Out-of-hours access to the Gallery by arrangement with the curator
  • Complimentary exhibition catalogue for major exhibitions

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* Please note: all Patron levels are split between a benefit portion and a donation. The donation portion is a suggested donation to which Gift Aid provisions apply, but you may purchase the benefits package separately without making any further donation.

‘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