About our events

Get closer to the Orchestra and help us continue to deliver amazing musical experiences.

Join us for exclusive events where you'll be greeted by CBSO staff, players, conductors and soloists.

Each event will offer you a unique insight into what goes on behind the scenes of a performance, and which highlights to listen out for on-stage. You'll meet like-minded members, and get a chance to swap stories about CBSO performances past, present, and future.

We host a variety of Member's events throughout the year, including afternoon teas, drinks receptions, Q+As, open rehearsals, and an annual gala dinner for top-level members. Whatever your interests, we have a Members' event for you.

How To Book

There are three ways to book:

  • Online
  • Over the phone on 0121 616 6533
  • By post, when you return the Members' Event Booking Form.

Our events run on a first-come-first-served basis, so to avoid disappointment we advise early booking.

Eligibility for Members' Receptions

Check below to see how many Members' Events you are eligible to attend each season.

Membership levelNo. of receptions per season
Gold Friend2
Silver Patron2
Gold Patron4

Open Rehearsals

Thursday 12 October, 10:15am – 12:45pm
Tuesday 14 November, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Wednesday 17 January, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Wednesday 31 January, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Wednesday 28 February, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Thursday 21 March, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday 17 April, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Wednesday 29 May, 9:45am – 12:45pm
Thursday 6 June, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Gold Patron's Open Rehearsal

Monday 29 April, 10:15am

Please note you do not need to book Open Rehearsals. Call 0121 616 6533 the day before the rehearsal as timings are subject to change.

List of Events

  1. Photograph of a woman smiling and talking to a friend in the Symphony Hall foyer

    Members' Reception

  2. Photograph of cakes and sandwiches at an afternoon tea

    Afternoon Tea

  3. Photograph of red wine glasses.

    Members' Reception

  4. Champagne flutes being filled from a bottle.

    Annual Circles' Dinner

  5. A large group of people holding wine glasses at a reception.

    Members' Reception

  6. Birds-eye view of a reception taking place at Symphony Hall.

    Legacy Donors' Reception

  7. White wine glasses.

    Members' Reception

  8. Photograph of a group of friends sitting and talking at a table in the Symphony Hall foyer

    Members' Reception

  9. Photograph of CBSO members enjoying an afternoon tea at Symphony Hall

    Afternoon Tea

  10. Photograph of people holding glasses of wine.

    Members' Reception