Become a Friend
of the Theatre Royal

Join the Friends and save money ...
The most generous Friends scheme in the UK and the largest arts membership scheme in the region with over 6,000 members...

The Benefits

20% off Theatre Royal tickets*
20% off drinks at Theatre Royal bars**
Priority booking ahead of the public
Free ticket exchange or credit note with return of original ticket up to 24 hours before the show
Friends newsletter each season
Book online with your discount

* Occasionally there may be shows where the ticket discount will be less than 20% (for Opera North the discount is 10%) or not apply at all. 

** 20% off drinks for Friends - applies only to the Friend's drink and excludes promotional offers. Only available at Theatre Royal theatre bars and not available in Dat Bar.

The membership offer

Individual membership
£45 (£37 for concessions) for 1 year
1 ticket discount per production*, Individual discount in foyer bars, Individual membership card, priority mailing to nominated address.

Joint Membership
£75 (£65 for concessions) for 1 year
Joint mixed membership
£70 (2 people one full price & one concession) for 1 year
2 ticket discounts per production*, Joint discount in foyer bars, joint membership card, priority mailing to nominated address.
Concessions are available for over 60s, students, unwaged and under 18.

Click here to become a Friend or renew your membership* today

You can also join when you book your tickets in person or on the phone. For further information, to join without booking tickets or to be sent a copy of the membership leaflet please call 0191 244 2511 or email

*You must be already logged in using your Friends membership to complete a renewal online

Please Note: Memberships can only be sent to the billing address. Membership cards will be issued with card payers details printed on the card. For gift memberships, please call the Box Office on 08448 11 21 21.
Calls are charged at 7p a minute plus your phone company’s access charge, calls from mobiles may vary, please contact your operator for details.

Customers have a 14-day cooling off period if you have booked via our website or over the phone. A full refund will be given if you choose to cancel your membership and any tickets or other purchases made during this time will also be cancelled and refunded. Click here to complete a cancellation form and email it to