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Become a Benefactor

Just as benefactors have always been at the centre of arts and culture, our Benefactors are at the heart of our story.

Underpinning every aspect of our work, the fantastic commitment, dedication and passion we receive from our Benefactors echoes that of our dancers on stage.

Become a Benefactor and you will play a vital role in:

  • Fostering creativity and innovation as we produce new work and tell distinctive and imaginative stories
  • Supporting our dancers to excel in their training and performance
  • Nurturing the next generation of talent through our world-class Academy training
  • Inspiring and engaging people from all walks of life to take part in our outreach work across the community and beyond

Each and every Benefactor donation is vital to ensuring we can continue to do what we do best. Without philanthropic support we would not be able to tell inventive and innovative stories through ballet, or take the joy of dance to communities nationwide.

To say thank you for your incredible generosity you will receive a range of unique benefits so you can experience every step of the creative process. With special events throughout the season, as a Benefactor you will see life at Northern Ballet behind the scenes, meet our dancers and creative teams and share in our productions as they take shape. You will also see the impact of your support beyond the stage, with opportunities to experience first-hand our outstanding learning and outreach work.

Ways to support

Each level of giving offers a range of benefits in return for your generous support.

Emerald Benefactor

Benefits include:

  • Invitations to three Opening Night receptions for you and a guest (tickets to the production can be purchased through the Development Office at an additional cost)
  • Invitations for you and a guest to insight events with our creative team to see how our productions come to life*
  • An invitation for two to an Annual Dinner with our artistic team and dancers**
  • Opportunities to visit our studios to watch rehearsals throughout the year
  • Personalised ticket booking service through the Development Office
  • Access to Saturday morning Company Class at most UK venues
  • Dedicated mailings and monthly e-newsletters
  • Acknowledgement of your support in Northern Ballet programmes and on the website

*additional ticket costs may apply 
** the Annual Dinner is subject to an additional charge for Emerald level supporters

A minimum payment of £260 (including VAT) secures all Emerald Benefactor benefits. The balance of £990 or more is a suggested donation to which Gift Aid provisions apply. To purchase the benefits package separately without making any further donation please contact Zoë Walker, Head of Development (zoe.walker@northernballet.com).

Become an Emerald Benefactor

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If you choose to pay monthly, payment will be taken every month for the 12 month membership period and will automatically renew unless cancelled (we will get in touch to remind you when your membership is due for renewal).

Sapphire Benefactor

Benefits include all Emerald Benefactor benefits plus:

  • One complimentary pair of tickets to use at a Northern Ballet production of your choice
  • A complimentary invitation for two to an Annual Dinner with our artistic team and dancers
  • The opportunity to sponsor a dancer of your choice and further your personal relationship with Northern Ballet

A minimum payment of £555 (including VAT) secures all Sapphire Benefactor benefits. The balance of £1,945 or more is a suggested donation to which Gift Aid provisions apply. To purchase the benefits package separately without making any further donation please contact Zoë Walker, Head of Development (zoe.walker@northernballet.com).

Become a Sapphire Benefactor

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If you choose to pay monthly, payment will be taken every month for the 12 month membership period and will automatically renew unless cancelled (we will get in touch to remind you when your membership is due for renewal).

Diamond Benefactor

Benefits include all Sapphire Benefactor benefits plus:

  • Two additional pairs of complimentary tickets to use at Northern Ballet productions of your choice
  • Unlimited access to our studios to attend rehearsals, with regular opportunities to meet the Artistic Team and dancers
  • Invitations to working stage Dress Rehearsals 

A minimum payment of £800 (including VAT) secures all Diamond Benefactor benefits. The balance of £4,200 or more is a suggested donation to which Gift Aid provisions apply. To purchase the benefits package separately without making any further donation please contact Zoë Walker, Head of Development (zoe.walker@northernballet.com).

Become a Diamond Benefactor

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If you choose to pay monthly, payment will be taken every month for the 12 month membership period and will automatically renew unless cancelled (we will get in touch to remind you when your membership is due for renewal).

Gift memberships

To buy a Membership as a gift for someone else, please contact Zoë Walker at zoe.walker@northernballet.com

 

Get in touch

For more information on becoming a Benefactor please:

Download our joining form

Or contact:

Zoë Walker, Head of Development
zoe.walker@northernballet.com I 0113 220 8000

Read our terms & conditions 

By entering into a membership with Northern Ballet, you consent to receiving information about your membership and updates from Northern Ballet, including regular newsletters and information about other ways to support the Company. You'll be able to unsubscribe from these at any time by emailing info@northernballet.com.

Header photo by Emma Kauldhar.