Thaxted Music Lovers

Thaxted Music Lovers enjoy priority booking for all concerts, access to special events and other privileges. The income from this scheme enables us to maintain our high standards of musical programming, as well as supporting educational activities with local schools, and our Developing Artists Programme. We will hold a reception for our Gold, Silver and Bronze Plus members after the concert by the Nash Ensemble on Saturday 29 June, with a chance to meet our artists. In addition, Gold members have their own dedicated event during the summer season.

General booking for our summer 2024 season opens on Monday 19 March; Thaxted Music Lovers enjoy priority booking before this date as indicated below for each level, starting on Monday 19 February for Gold members. From 1 January 2024, click on the links to renew or join at any level, and you will then enjoy priority booking and regular information about our members’ offers, including our summer reception.

Gold Membership

Single: £300, Dual: £600

Priority booking 4 weeks before general booking


Silver Membership

Single: £75, Dual: £150

Priority booking 3 weeks before general booking


Bronze Plus Membership

Single: £40, Dual: £80

Priority booking 2 weeks before general booking


Bronze Membership

Single: £15, Dual: £30

Priority booking 1 week before general booking


Gift Aid your donation?

If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your gift can be increased by 25% under the Gift Aid scheme at no extra cost to you. By choosing the Gift Aid option for your donation, you agree to the following:

YES, I want Thaxted Festival Foundation to claim Gift Aid on donations I make now, in the future and for the past 4 years.

Gift Aid is reclaimed by Thaxted Festival Foundation from the tax that I pay for the current tax year. If I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations, it is my responsibility to pay any difference. Thaxted Festival Foundation will reclaim 25p in tax back for every £1 I donate.

2024 Events

Our 2024 summer season will run from Friday 21 June to Sunday 14 July. Click below to see previews of all our main season events.

“[The Tippett Quartet] concert as part of the 2023 Thaxted Festival revealed a group of musicians of profound interpretative depth, and capable of traversing a wide range of repertoire.”
Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer
“A positively life-enhancing performance of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love in English with reduced ensemble by Wild Arts…”
Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer
“The performance was a joy … and the quartet brought out its sense of both structural and linear perfection.” Holst’s Phantasy Quartet Op 36 performed by the Tippett Quartet.
Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer
“The Tippett Quartet and Emma Abbate have performed Schumann’s Piano Quintet together many times. On this occasion they combined flawless execution with instinctive – and utterly engaging – musicianship.”
Claire Seymour, in Seen and Heard International.
“…this was a wonderfully enjoyable and engaging performance that really punched above its weight. The audience in Thaxted clearly loved it and were fully engaged, whilst this experienced reviewer was carried away as well.”
Wild Art’s production of The Elixir of Love, reviewed by Robert Hugill in Planet Hugill
“2 terrific concerts I heard with London Mozart Players.”
Thaxted Festival concertgoer
“I think Gustav is smiling down to see how his memory and that of his best friend and colleague Ralph Vaughan Williams are honoured by the expertly played pieces they both composed.”
Thaxted Festival concertgoer
“It's always the variety and quality which keeps me coming back.”
Thaxted Festival concertgoer
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