Membership & Donations

Join us as a member to get closer to our musicians and our work while providing vital support for our world-class concerts and educational programmes or simply make a donation. 

Priority Booking for the 2019-20 Concert Season

Priority booking is now open to all CBSO Members. You'll need to log in to your THSH account access priority booking.
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Membership is a great way to get closer to the music, the Orchestra and its musicians and as we approach the Orchestra's centenary in 2020, now is an incredibly exciting time to join us at the CBSO. 

All members have the chance to sit in on rehearsals, to meet musicians at our afternoon teas and other special events, and to receive behind-the-scenes news, as well as priority booking before concerts go on sale to the general public.

Those giving at higher levels have the opportunity to travel with us on tour, experience educational work, connect with individual musicians, meet other members for drinks at concerts and support specific concerts.

By making a donation today you can help us with our core aims: to continue to play great music under Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla's vibrant leadership and, through our education and community programmes, to provide opportunities for the whole of society to benefit from the transformative power of music.

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New memberships can be purchased online from this page*. If you have any questions about membership or would prefer to purchase over the phone, please contact Bethan McKnight, Development Administrator on 0121 616 6510.

Priority Booking for 2019-20 season

Our 2019-20 season opens for general booking on Tuesday 28 May, but as a CBSO Member, you can enjoy priority booking earlier than this, according to your level of membership. Priority booking dates are as follows: 

Membership Level Priority Booking Opens
Circles & Benefactors Tuesday 7 May, 10am
Patrons Friday 10 May, 10am
Friends Tuesday 14 May, 10am
Groups Tuesday 21 May, 10am

Member Packages


  • Advance concert information and priority booking
  • Regular email updates with CBSO news
  • Complimentary copies of Music Stand, the CBSO's magazine
  • Invitations to special events including afternoon teas where you can meet CBSO players, soloists and conductors (at additional cost)
  • Invitations to open rehearsals at Symphony Hall
  • Invitation to join Circles members at pre-concert and interval drinks receptions once per year
  • Trips to CBSO concerts as part of the BBC Proms (at additional cost)
  • Discount card for Symphony Hall Shop and Presto Classical, Leamington Spa
  • Become a voting member of the CBSO and receive the annual Report & Accounts

*Membership renewals are not currently available online, but we are working on it and hope to be able to offer this soon.

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