Become a Supporter

By joining the Cockpit Circle, you will play a crucial part in our work and future, sparking joy both on and off our stages.

To say thank you for your support, we’ll make sure you enjoy priority booking as well as get the very best from your visits to the theatre through a range of great benefits* enhancing your relationship with us.

There are 5 levels of support and you can pay annually or monthly.

All levels of membership include a benefit value detailing the actual cost of membership to the charity. These benefits can be purchased separately at the price stated below. Any amount given above this benefit value is given freely as a donation to support the Shakespeare North Trust (charity no. 1120641) and qualifies for Gift Aid. To discuss purchasing benefits separately please email us on [email protected]

*terms and conditions apply.

Download our supporter pack

Choose your level of support

Friend

£40 per year / £3.34 per month

Friends receive a 10% discount on tickets*, invitations to special member only events, priority booking, a 10% discount in our café, bar and shop, regular supporter’s e-newsletters, advanced season announcements and the option to receive season announcements by post.

Plus, access to special ticket offers and an invitation to annual supporter’s thank you event.

Donation £17 / Benefits £23

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Best Friend

£80 per year / £6.67 per month

Best Friends receive a 15% discount on tickets*, invitations to special member only events, priority booking, 10% discount in our café, bar and shop, a regular supporter’s e-newsletter, advanced season announcements and the option to receive season announcements by post.

Plus, access to special ticket offers an invitation to annual supporter’s thank you event, an invitation to complimentary behind the scenes group welcome tour and acknowledgement on our website.

Donation £46 / Benefits £34

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Silver Patron

£250 per year / £20.84 per month

Silver Patrons receive all the same benefits as our Best Friends, PLUS a dedicated account manager to book all your tickets.

Donation £216 / Benefits £34

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Gold Patron

£500 per year / £41.67 per month

Gold Patrons receive all the same benefits as our Silver Patrons PLUS access to members tickets for sold out performances (up to 48 hours before) and acknowledgement on our supporter’s board.

Donation £466 / Benefits £34

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Platinum Patron

£1000 per year / £83.34 per month

Platinum Patrons receive all the same benefits as our Gold Patrons PLUS a private backstage Grand Tour for up to 4 people, an invitation for you and a guest to join us at our Press Nights and an acknowledgement in our Annual Report.

Donation £936 / Benefits £64

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Download our terms & conditions here

How to claim Supporter benefits

When you became a Supporter you automatically created a Shakespeare North Playhouse account. Your account holds information specific to you such as your personal details, your contact preferences and any access requirements. It is also where your membership details, orders and e-tickets are kept.

Please take some time to visit ‘Your Account’ and check all your details are correct.

On your first visit to your account you will need to set up a password. Click ‘Forgotten your password? Reset here’ then follow the instructions. You will now be able to create a password, login and update your account preferences.

How do Supporters access priority booking?

To unlock access to priority booking you need to be logged into your account. Once logged in access to priority booking will unlock automatically.

How do Supporters start using their ticket discount?

We want you to be able to decide where you apply your ticket discount.

If you would like to use your ticket discount on a purchase enter the promotion code ‘Supporter’ when prompted. This promotion code will only work if you are logged into your account.

The discount will only apply to 4 tickets per show or event and a total of 12 tickets across a twelve month period.