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.

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

Make a one-off donation to our 2020-2021 appeal

The Arts is facing unprecedented financial uncertainty following the ongoing health crisis, and we need your support more than ever in order to navigate the continuing challenges and to ensure that we can once again share the joy that live music brings in the unique Paxton setting. We would be enormously grateful if you would consider making a donation to help us fulfil this aim.


Alternatively, why not purchase one of our online passes? This year we will be discreetly filming four of our concerts, and making them available to online audiences until Sunday 15 August. Concerts can be viewed from anywhere, so you can treat a loved one to some world-class music from the comfort of their own home. Find out more.

We remain optimistic about the future and look forward to welcoming you back to the Scottish Borders in July.

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.

Priority booking dates 2021
Monday 12 April – Patrons & Benefactors
Monday 19 April – Friends

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.”

MR & MRS A. Walker
2019 Festival sponsors, LOUISE ALDER & GARY MATTHEWMAN 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.