Donations from our supporters play a significant role in the financial health of the Festival, enabling us to bring the world’s finest performers in opera, music, theatre and dance to Scotland each summer.
Contributions of all sizes, no matter how small or large, make a real difference in helping to provide us with much needed funds. We simply could not present a programme of this calibre each year without the generosity of our supporters. As a charity we aim to cover our costs each summer, approximately 50% of the Festival’s total income is generated through sponsorship, donations and earned income including ticket sales, with 50% coming from public sector grants. We therefore look to the generosity of our supporters to ensure the Festival remains a world class event each year, and continues to attract the widest possible audiences by offering heavily subsized ticket prices.
To make a donation please call 0131 473 2065. The option to make donations online will be available shortly.
The Director’s Circle is a group of individuals who identify with the ideals of the Festival, and each year support a particular performance, or series of performances, which encapsulate the spirit of the Festival. Thanks to the generosity of the Director’s Circle members, 2013 audiences were treated to two concerts of the music of Stockhausen, Messiaen and Kurtág performed by pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard and electronics composer Marco Stroppa. Stroppa’s music will quite literally surrounded The Hub audience from all directions, exploring the new sound worlds that cutting edge technology has opened up to piano music. These concerts were a true celebration of creativity in composition, technology and the process of performance all relative to Festival 2013’s theme.
If you are interested in joining the Director’s Circle please contact Julie Waugh, Senior Individual Giving Co-ordinator or phone 0131 473 2064 for more details.
Our Benefactors are individuals whose contributions make a significant impact on the Festival. With gifts in excess of £5,000 Benefactors can choose to support the core programming, or dedicate their gift to an area that they are most passionate about.
In addition to making a donation, you can also show your support by joining our membership programme the Festival Friends and Patrons. We are extremely grateful to those that have the foresight to leave a gift to the Festival in their will. Thank you to all of our supporters, each and every contribution makes a difference.
Gift Aid - help us make your gift go further at no extra cost to you. Simply download the Gift Aid declaration form, sign and return to us.