Begin your relationship with the orchestra as a Friend of the Academy


We are a British orchestra and London is our home. We strive to share our unique interpretations of classical music with as broad an audience as possible, by committing to our London Season and touring the UK each year and bringing international standard concerts and outreach programmes to new audiences and communities across the country.

We can only do this with your generous support. In return, we offer several levels of Friends membership providing advance information, priority booking and additional benefits:



£500 and above per annum for member and guest

Benefits* include all of Supporting Friends and Friends benefits below plus:

  • Personalised booking through the Academy office for all of our London concerts
  • As a group, support one Principal Friends’ concert each season with the opportunity to meet the players at rehearsal and on the concert evening.



£150 and above per annum for member and guest

Benefits* include all Friends benefits below plus:

  • Access to two further Academy rehearsals each season
  • Invitation for two to join two interval receptions at our London concerts
  • Opportunities to meet the players and attend behind the scenes events across the year.



£75 and above per annum for member and guest

Benefits* include:

  • Advance notice of all Academy concerts and events
  • Friends newsletter twice a year allowing you to catch up with all that has been happening with the orchestra
  • Access to two Academy rehearsals each season to see how we prepare for our concerts
  • Invitation for two to the annual Academy Friends party
  • Acknowledgement of your support in our London programmes


For information on memberships of over £1,001 per annum, find out about our Patrons scheme.



For further information or if you have any questions, please contact the development team on +44 (0)20 7702 1377


*Your contribution is split between a suggested voluntary donation and payment for benefits. Friend: Donation £49/Benefits £26; Supporting Friend: Donation £94/Benefits £56; Principal Friend: Donation: £419/Benefits £81. Benefits are available to purchase separately without making a donation.