Leicester Friends

The Philharmonia has been resident at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall since 1997. Throughout its time in Leicester, the Leicester Friends of the Philharmonia have played an essential role in the life of the Orchestra, both on and off the stage.

From ambitious artistic programmes to local community projects, like our ground-breaking schools’ concert series Orchestra Unwrapped, it is with the support of its Friends that the Philharmonia is able to bring the highest quality music-making to Leicester and to venues across the world.

In thanks for our Friends’ support, we run regular events to compliment the Philharmonia Orchestra concert season in Leicester. These include trips to see the Orchestra perform in other concert spaces around the country, as well as opportunities to meet the players and socialise with fellow Friends of the Philharmonia. Above all, the greatest benefit our members receive is the knowledge that their contributions, however large or small, are crucial to the on-going success of the Orchestra’s residency in Leicester. Support from our Friends helps to perpetuate the great tradition of the Philharmonia Orchestra as a musical icon around Britain and throughout the world.

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

If you would like to support the Philharmonia Orchestra’s residency at De Montfort Hall, please join the Friends today. 

As a Friend you can enjoy the following benefits:



Leicester Friend (single)

Leicester Friend (couple)

Leicester Bronze Friend

Leicester Silver Friend

Leicester Gold Friend

Leicester Benefactor

Leicester Gold Benefactor









Regular Updates

Invitations to exclusive member events, with opportunities to meet the players

Access to the Friends’ Bar in De Montfort Hall at Philharmonia Concerts

Discount on additional concert tickets

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Priority Booking for Special Events

Complimentary Principal Friends Sponsored Concert Ticket(s)






Programme credit

Philharmonia DVD Yearbook

Philharmonia Orchestra Recording

Invitation to a private drink in the Artists' Bar at Southbank Centre at a concert of your choice

Preferred seating at Royal Galas and private recitals

* Please note that discounts vary depending on venue and level of membership

There are a range of other options for supporting the Orchestra, including joining our Conductors' Circle, becoming a Corporate Supporter, or simply by making a donation.