Friends & Patrons

Our membership scheme

The Courtyard has over 1,200 core supporters who belong to our individual memberships scheme. Our Friends, Patrons, Patron Pluses, Life Patrons & members of 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 give regularly and generously to The Courtyard, not just financially, but in terms of volunteer time 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 birthdays, a special anniversary or Christmas? Patron level and above can also be paid via standing order (see downloadable form, right), spreading the cost of an annual membership.

Please note that the Life Patron/Life Patron Plus scheme closed as at 31st December 2016. All existing Life Patrons will continue to receive benefits as agreed when they joined the scheme.

 “The Courtyard has been my lifeline and has played an important part in who I am today.”

“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.”

“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!”

Become a Friend or a Patron here online, or for further information contact Box Office on 01432 340555.


These are open to Patrons, Patron Pluses, Life Patrons and Life Patron Pluses.

Thursday 19 January 2017 11am, Mezzanine (first floor)

Wednesday 22 March 2017, 11am Garrick Room

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: