Sharing its name with our home in Regent’s Park, the Inner Circle is home for the generous supporters who understand the magic of the Open Air Theatre and wish to ensure our ongoing growth and success.
Become a Member of the Inner Circle and form a close relationship with the theatre. You’ll also enjoy a range of benefits designed to bring you closer to the creativity at the heart of everything we do.
With your support, we will continue to create brand new work and bold re-imaginings of classic plays and show-stopping musicals that bring together over 150,000 people every summer to celebrate the power and magic of telling stories under a shared sky.
Take a look at our Inner Circle Memberships below and find the level that suits you.
Associate - £250 per year
£22 benefit / £228 suggested donation
Forge a close relationship with the organisation and help us continue making popular, enriching and unexpected theatre every summer.
Become an Inner Circle Associate and enjoy:
- An invitation for two to our Annual Supporters’ Evening, sharing drinks and canapés with staff, creatives and your fellow supporters
- A personalised booking service to help with ticket requests and make every visit to the theatre memorable
The generous donations of our Inner Circle Associates are acknowledged online, in our programmes and on the supporter board at the theatre. You can view our current supporters here.
To enjoy priority booking and discounts across your summer with us, you can purchase an Annual Membership alongside your Inner Circle Associate Membership here.
Ambassador - £750 per year
£282 benefit / £468 suggested donation
Become an Ambassador and share your love of the Open Air Theatre. Your support helps us to introduce more people to the theatre each summer and continue creating stand-out theatrical memories for audiences every performance. Ambassadors enjoy a closer relationship with the organisation and our creative teams, with access to exclusive events to learn about the summer’s productions directly from the team who make them.
Become an Inner Circle Ambassador and enjoy all the benefits of Associate, plus:
- A pair of best seats to a Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production*
- Access to House Seats, securing fantastic seats even for sold out performances*
- Invitations to exclusive events, bringing you closer to the creative process of our productions
*Subject to availability
The generous donations of our Inner Circle Ambassadors are acknowledged online, in our programmes and on the supporter board at the theatre. You can view our current supporters here.
Patron - £1,500 per year
£632 benefit / £868 suggested donation
Champion the Open Air Theatre and provide crucial support to our artistic ambition as an Inner Circle Patron. Help us continue creating the exceptional, enriching productions we are known for and ensure our unique outdoor venue reaches its full potential. In return, we offer complimentary tickets to enjoy our productions from the best seats and the opportunity to celebrate a production of your choice with the cast and creatives at a Press Performance.
Enjoy all the benefits of Ambassador, plus:
- The best seats to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre productions (up to 6 tickets)
- The opportunity to upgrade one pair of tickets to a Press Performance, including an invitation for two to exclusive pre-performance and interval receptions and the post-show party with the cast and creatives
The generous donations of our Inner Circle Patrons are acknowledged online, in our programmes and on the supporter board at the theatre. You can view our current supporters here.
Benefactor - £2,500 per year
£797 benefit / £1,703 suggested donation
Offer your support as a Benefactor and together, we can create exceptional theatre that helps people make sense of the world under a shared sky. With your support we can continue to discover and nurture the writing and performing talent of tomorrow, commission new works by a broad range of voices and expand our programming to introduce more people to the magic of the Open Air Theatre. Celebrate the impact of your contribution with the cast and creatives at the three biggest Press Performances of the season, and share ‘your’ theatre with friends and family with private hosting opportunities throughout the summer.
Enjoy all the benefits of Patron, plus:
- Upgrade all six complimentary tickets with invitations to Press Performances, including exclusive pre-performance and interval receptions and the post-show party with the cast and creatives
- Private hosting opportunities throughout the summer in our Robert Atkins Studio and The Lookout hosting spaces
The generous donations of our Inner Circle Benefactors are acknowledged online, in our programmes and on the supporter board at the theatre. You can view our current supporters here.
The Directors' Circle - £5,000 per year
£877 benefit / £4,123 suggested donation
Become a member of the Directors’ Circle and help us shape the long-term future of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre for generations to come.
One of London’s largest producing theatres, we have been creating exceptional and enriching theatre for over 90 years. Our unique outdoor venue has been home to many first and stand-out theatrical memories - school trips on hot summer days, balmy family picnics on the lawn before an evening of Shakespeare, joyous nights with friends at show-stopping musical revivals. The connection between audience and performer, with the magic and influence of the night sky, and the all-important weather mean no two performances are ever the same, and keep audiences returning again and again.
However, as an independent charity with no regular subsidy the obstacles we face are greater than ever before: an increasingly challenging cultural landscape, ever-growing running and producing costs, and ever-changing weather patterns. Become a member of the Directors’ Circle and directly support the continued growth, success and resilience of the theatre.
You will hear directly from our Artistic and Executive Directors, Drew McOnie and James Pidgeon, about our plans in Regent’s Park and beyond, and join a community of supporters who share your passion for the work we do.
Join us for the next chapter in our exciting story, and together we will continue to make exceptional theatre, to discover and nurture the creative talents of tomorrow and to ensure this unique outdoor setting is used to its full potential.
With your support we can celebrate the magic and power of telling stories under a shared sky for another 90 years.
The generosity of our Directors’ Circle is recognised online, in our programmes and on the supporter board at the theatre. You can view our current supporters here.
Please get in touch with Eleanor Ranson if you would like to discuss joining the Directors’ Circle or other ways you can get involved.
All Inner Circle Memberships include a benefit payment, which reflects the actual cost of the subscription, and a suggested donation to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, which is eligible for Gift Aid. We are incredibly grateful for both the donations and the Gift Aid we receive from our Inner Circle Members, who ensure we can continue to celebrate the magic and power of telling stories under a shared sky with generations to come.
You are able to purchase an Inner Circle Membership without including a donation which supports the theatre; please email [email protected].
For full terms and conditions, visit Members & Patrons Terms & Conditions | Open Air Theatre
We are committed to ensuring we provide our donors with the best quality experience.
Whist we work hard to provide the best possible service and experience for all our supporters, we recognise that there may be times when we do not meet your expectations.
When our performance does fall below the standards we set ourselves, we endeavour to respond to you and to remedy the situation as quickly as possible.
If at any point you do feel that you haven’t received the service you should have, including from our partners, please contact the Partnerships Team and we will be happy to help.
If you have a concern about how we fundraise or would like to raise a complaint, please contact the Partnerships Team on [email protected].
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you may contact the Fundraising Regulator within two months, www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk.
Thank you for supporting the Open Air Theatre.