Whether you live in London, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Paris, or further afield, you can become a Friend of the Philharmonia. Join today and gain a unique insight into the workings of one of the world’s great orchestras.

Friends of the Philharmonia Orchestra

From just £35 a year, Friends enjoy a variety of benefits in return for their support, that give them exclusive access to the orchestra and its musicians. Find out more about becoming a Friend of the Philharmonia with first violinist Nathaniel Anderson-Frank.

The Friends of the Philharmonia play a vital role in the life of the Orchestra, supporting the Philharmonia’s extensive concert schedule with residencies in Bedford and Leicester, events across the country, and international tours. The Orchestra’s ground-breaking education work and award winning digital projects are also made possible by the generosity of our members. Some of the many achievements of the Orchestra that have been made possible through the support of the Friends are highlighted in our annual members’ newsletter, A Year in Review.

In return for their generosity, our Friends are offered an exclusive set of benefits that are not normally made available to the general public, such as two weeks’ priority booking; access to Open Rehearsals at our residencies in London, Bedford, and Leicester; and invitations to special events.

For those interested in supporting the Orchestra at a higher level, we also offer Principal Friend membership, through which individuals can enjoy a closer relationship with the Orchestra and its players.



Ensemble Friend

Philharmonia Friend

Principal Friend

Principal Friend

Principal Friend







Membership Card

Regular updates by email and newsletter

Priority access to videos and other online content

Access to Private Members’ Bars at concerts

Invitations to exclusive events with opportunities to meet Philharmonia Players

Access to Open Rehearsals at selected venues

Access to Priority Booking (Sunday Matinees Only)

Access to Priority Booking

Complimentary tickets to Open Rehearsals

Opportunity to join the Orchestra on International Tours

Supporter credit

Complimentary Principal Friends Sponsored Concert Ticket

Philharmonia DVD yearbook

Invitations to Lecture Lunches and Gala Events

Philharmonia Orchestra CD