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. We have a range of ways in which you can support the Festival, and would welcome your involvement.

Become a Music at Paxton Friend, Benefactor or Patron

Becoming a Friend of Music at Paxton is a great way to enjoy a closer relationship with the Festival, providing long-term support to help ensure the Festival thrives, whilst receiving exclusive benefits including access to priority booking.

Friend – from £30 (£10 for Under 35s)
Benefactor – from £175
Patron – from £500
Option to remain anonymous

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.
  • Engagement with the local communities on both side of the border, supporting a local charity at the same time.
  • Opportunities to 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.

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.