Why does the RTWSO need Patrons?
The orchestra needs extra financial help from its supporters because the income from ticket sales alone does not cover the cost of putting on first-class concerts. In fact, box office income contributes less than 60% of actual expenditure.
Without the very generous support of Patrons, the RTWSO would be unable to deliver such ambitious programmes. To achieve this, we wish to increase the number of Patrons, who help us present regular orchestral events and continue to entertain audiences.
About our Patrons
Personal Patrons and Patrons from the business community provide a vital source of income that contributes towards the operating costs of the RTWSO so that it can continue to book talented soloists and conductors, to engage the services of professional players, to perform large-scale orchestral works, and to keep seat prices at affordable levels, particularly for young people.
An annual gift of £300 or more entitles either an individual or a business to become a Patron.Remember that if your gift can be given under the Gift Aid Scheme then the RTWSO will obtain additional benefits
Become a Patron today
If you have enjoyed our concerts and would like to see the RTWSO continue at the same high standard, then you have an opportunity to secure our future by becoming a Patron today, or if you are already a Patron, by renewing your membership of our Patrons’ scheme.
If your gift can be given under Gift Aid Scheme then the RTWSO will obtain additional benefits.
For Gift Aid purposes, the donor must specify before, or at the time of donation, that part of his/her payment is for benefits (i.e. the commercial value of the relevant season tickets) which have been detailed to him/her and the remainder is a freewill donation for which he/she would like to apply for Gift Aid under the Gift Aid provisions.
Our Patrons’ Scheme
Please join as a new Patron or renew your commitment to the scheme. There are four suggested levels aimed at individuals, as well as businesses:
- Two season tickets, plus an acknowledgement of your support or the support of your business in the concert programme
- Two season tickets, plus an acknowledgement in the concert programme as supporters of your chosen musical work from the season’s repertoire
- Two season tickets, plus an acknowledgement in the concert programme as supporters of your chosen soloist within the season
- Two season tickets, plus an acknowledgement in the season’s concert programmes as sponsors of a Principal Chair of your choice