Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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“The contribution to my pleasure in life by OAE is priceless!” OAE Friend

The OAE’s success owes profoundly to the encouragement of its audiences and its Friends, who attend our concerts, spread the word to their own friends, and offer their generous financial support. As we do not depend on public subsidy, that support – your support – is particularly critical. Ticket income typically covers only about a third of a concert’s total cost. Yet despite this, we operate without debt, thanks to strong financial management and, most of all, to the generous support of our donors. Each year, the kind donations from the OAE Friends fund one of our Southbank Centre concerts.

You can become a Friend of the OAE at any one of the five levels below, starting from £50.

We also have a new paid mailing list level which allows members priority booking and starts from only £15 a year.

Friendship levels
OAE Friend
Bronze Friend
Silver Friend
Gold Friend
Idomeneo Group (for those with a special interest in opera and oratorio)

“My association with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment has been a very special part of my musical life and I look forward to our exciting plans together. I encourage you to support this wonderful group of musicians, one of the world’s greatest orchestras, by becoming a Friend of the OAE.”
Sir Simon Rattle

For more information about the Friends of the OAE, please contact us on 020 7239 9382 or e-mail katie.grocott@oae.co.uk

View the Friends of the OAE online brochure:

“How many more musical discoveries can I make in the late years of my life? One thing is certain, most if not all of them will come from the OAE.”  OAE Friend

OAE Friend  £50+

Become an OAE friend here

Bronze  £250+

Silver   £500+


Gold    £750+

Idomeneo Group £1,500+