Music at Paxton is a small festival with a big reputation, and we invite you to become one of our supporters.

The Picture Gallery is an intimate venue with limited capacity. Whilst this creates the most wonderful atmosphere for our concerts, allowing audiences a closeness to the performers that is impossible at most concert venues, it also means that we are unable to meet the costs of the Festival through box office sales alone.

Becoming a supporter has many benefits, including priority booking and invitations to receptions and events at Paxton House and other specially chosen venues. We have a range of ways in which you can support the Festival, and would welcome your involvement.

Become a Music at Paxton Friend, Patron or Benefactor

Friend – from £25
Benefactor – from £150
Patron – from £500
Option to remain anonymous in programme
Please contact Friends Secretary Adrienne Thunder for more details

Become a Sponsor

Another excellent way of giving your support is through sponsorship, either as a headline sponsor, or by sponsoring an individual concert.

Benefits include:

  • The promotion of your business to new audiences and potential clients across the UK via our online and print publicity.
  • Engage with the local communities on both side of the border, supporting a local charity at the same time.
  • Entertain clients and reward staff; Paxton House is the ideal venue for entertaining, from intimate dinners to large receptions.

“We are passionate lovers of the human voice. Whatever your preference – chamber music or recitals, vocal or instrumental, why not sponsor a concert and enable the Festival to spread its wings ever wider to cover your choice of music and artists.”

Andrew and Hilary Walker
2017 Festival sponsors, Ruby Hughes & Joseph Middleton recital

Please contact General Manager Elizabeth Macdonald for more details.

Advertise in Music at Paxton concert programmes

If you have a local business or offer local services, then advertising in our Festival programme gives wide local coverage and reaches many visitors from far afield.

Advert Size Price *
Full page: portrait; 148 x 210mm £160.00
Half page: landscape; 135 x 95mm £135.00

* Costs include design service by Lucy Reid Design.

  • Print run: 500 x 2 A5 booklets (20-24 pages plus cover)
  • Stock: 150 gsm gloss art stock; covers on 300 gsm gloss art
  • Copy / payment deadline: Thursday 31 May 2018

Artwork should be supplied as high-resolution PDF or TIFF, CMYK, with a 3mm bleed where applicable.

Please contact General Manager Elizabeth Macdonald for more details.

Become a Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers to join our small friendly team. There is much to do before and during the Festival, and you could help with a range of tasks, including ushering at concerts, distributing print publicity, assistance with large mailings, and providing overnight accommodation for performers and instrument technicians. You would be an important part of the Festival, and this is a great way to become more involved with the house and music.

Please contact Volunteer Co-ordinator Marianne Butler for more details.