When St. George’s Arts Festival was founded in 1992 a patron’s scheme was set up to provide the annual seed capital with which to underwrite the set up cost for the festivals. When the festival was relaunched in 2014 and renamed ‘St. George’s Festival for Beckenham’, within the wider umbrella of the Arts at St. George’s, the Patrons Scheme was replaced by a Friends Scheme.
Friends enjoy more generous benefits than those offered by the Patron’s Scheme while their annual subscriptions now provide the annual seed capital for the wider Arts at St. Georges project and annual programme of events.
2023 Subscriptions & Benefits
Applicable to AASG sponsored* events unless otherwise stated
- Annual Subscription: 2023 Individual £60 Joint Friends £90, Family £99 (2 Adults and up to 2 children in Full Time Education to age 21)
- Priority Booking with 1/3rd off published ticket prices for Friend’s own ticket. Discount also applies to all SGCO & BYMT concerts. (Available only on tickets bought from the Parish Office or on the door)
- Individual personalised Membership card
- Dedicated Friends cushioned seating area. Friends may invite companions to sit with them as follows:- Individual Membership up to 2 companions and Joint Membership up to 1 companion per Friend.
- Free glass of wine or other available refreshment at each AASG Sponsored event (when refreshments served)
- Festival Friends’ Reception with FREE Entry to that evening’s event
- Autumn Friends’ Evening with entertainment Wednesday 15th November 7pm
* SGCO, St.George’s Choir, Choral Foundation & Players, & BYMT & Beckenham Chorale events outside the Arts Festival are not Arts at St. George’s (AASG) ‘sponsored’ events.
Due to demand, once membership places for the year are filled, a waiting list operates on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Membesrhip forms are available form the Parish Office (in the church) at High Street, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1AX.
We also have a Business Friends Scheme which enables businesses to sponsor events and their principals to also enjoy membership benefits. Full details on application via the Parish Office.
We regret that Friends may currently only buy tickets from the Parish Office to take advantage of their membership benefits.