The Music Festival relies on its membership. Members and Friends provide the continuity and financial support which are vital to its success. Non-members wishing to buy tickets will be made temporary members for the duration of the Festival but are not entitled to benefits. All subscriptions are eligible for Gift Aid. Gift Aid forms can be downloaded Gift Aid form. They need not be completed every year if the donor indicates that the arrangement is ongoing.

Subscriptions for 2024-25 are valid until 30 April2025 and can be paid online here from Monday 13 May, in advance of the priority dates for ordering concert tickets. Friends and Members will then be sent the personal voucher code for buying concert tickets, as below.

Friends: the annual subscription is £35 for one person and £50 for two people at the same address. Friends have the same benefits as Members and an extra week’s booking priority. They are invited to the Friends’ Champagne Reception and Recital on Sunday 4 August, more details here. It is free of charge and provided at no cost to the Festival, and this year it will be celebrating the Friends’ 21st Birthday. Booking for Friends opens on Monday 20 May.

Members: the annual subscription is £10 per person. Members have one week’s priority before general booking and they become ordinary members of the charity, the Great Comp Music Trust. Booking for Members opens on Monday 27 May.

Annual garden passes: by special arrangement with Great Comp Garden, Friends and Members only may buy any of the Annual Garden passes at half price. Passes can be bought online at  or at the garden entrance. All that is necessary is to quote the discount code shown on the membership ticket when buying online, or to present the ticket bearing the discount code at the garden entrance. Please note that this offer expires on 31/10/2024.