Friends & Patrons
The Courtyard has over 1,100 core supporters who belong to our individual memberships scheme. Our Friends, Patrons, Patron Pluses, Life Patrons & those in our Derek Jacobi Circle donations recognition scheme are the backbone of our organisation through their dedication to the arts and their great support.
Our members also give regularly and generously to The Courtyard, not just financially, but in terms of volunteer time – many are also stewards – and being ambassadors for our work. In exchange, our membership scheme provides a range of targeted benefits, from ticket discounts to priority booking and Cafe Bar points which can be converted into free drinks and snacks.
For that special and unique present, why not give a membership as a gift for a birthday or special anniversary?
Please note that, as of 5 April 2017, our Friends & Patrons scheme is changing. The new scheme is outlined in the New Membership Scheme leaflet that can be downloaded from this page. If you hold a current membership with us, your benefits will remain unchanged until your membership expires. If your renewal date is due before 5 April 2017, you can still renew on to the current scheme for 12 months, before the new scheme takes effect.
Please also note that the Life Patron/Life Patron Plus scheme closed as of 31st December 2016. All existing Life Patrons will continue to receive benefits as agreed when they joined the scheme.
The Derek Jacobi Circle named after one of our Honorary Patrons, Sir Derek Jacobi, exists to recognise and thank those individuals who have kindly donated £500 or more to The Courtyard at any one time.
PATRONS ONLY EVENTS 2017
The following events are open to Patrons, Patron Pluses, existing Life Patrons/Life Patron Pluses.
Wednesday 22 March 2017 – 11am Mezzanine (first floor)
Thursday 4 May 2017 – 3pm Garrick Room (second floor)
Thursday 13 July – 11am Mezzanine (first floor)
NB Please RSVP for any of the above events so we can get catering numbers right . Please call Melanie Denning on 01432 346503 or email: email@example.com
“For me, the Friends & Patrons scheme is not about what you can get out of it but what I can put in through my support.”
“The Courtyard has been my lifeline and has played an important part in who I am today.”
“Without The Courtyard, I can honestly say our lives would be that much poorer.”
“So much of the arts would be unreachable, were it not for The Courtyard … I appreciate all these things which have a great impact on my life and make me a happier and livelier person. Long may The Courtyard flourish!”