Memberships Explained

From as little as £30 per year, Membership gives you access to a fantastic variety of shows and exclusive rewards including ticket discounts, priority booking and offers at nearby restaurants.

Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or come along with a group, there’s a Membership that’s right for you. You can also surprise a friend or family member with a Gift Membership (available on all levels), the perfect present for theatre lovers.

You will receive a membership welcome email within 48 hours of joining which includes a personalised e-membership card. Your membership will become valid immediately. You just need to log in to access membership discounts and pre-sales.

Standard Membership

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  • Ticket discounts – head to the ticket discounts page to view eligible shows (discounts available on one ticket per show for Individual Members, two tickets per show for joint members and up to four tickets per show for group members)
  • Exclusive priority booking – book your favourite seats before Theatre Royal shows go on general sale. Also available on select Royal Concert Hall shows. Multiple tickets can be booked during pre-sales with all membership levels, it’s only the discounts which are restricted to membership levels
  • Access to venue pre-sales – access early booking periods for select shows in the Royal Concert Hall (please note venue pre-sales are not exclusive to members)
  • Complimentary backstage tour –the chance to explore behind the scenes at the Theatre Royal
  • Discounted dining – enjoy savings in Yarn Bar and nearby partner restaurants
  • Priority brochure mailings – receive season brochures in advance, posted straight to your door
  • Membership emails – receive membership Pre-Sales and ticket discount information

Become a standard member

Premium Membership

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  • Extended priority booking – book your favourite seats ahead of Standard Members, and before shows go on general sale. Available on all Theatre Royal shows and select Royal Concert Hall shows
  • Free ticket exchange – for Theatre Royal shows if you change your mind
  • Invitation to the pantomime press launch
  • Two free tickets to our annual pantomime – join us and our VIP’s for the opening night of our Christmas pantomime
  • Advance priority brochure mailings – receive season brochures ahead of Standard Members, posted straight to your door
  • Complimentary vouchers – enjoy six complimentary show programme vouchers, plus four ice cream vouchers
  • Free use of cloakrooms – in both the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall

The following standard membership benefits are also included with a premium membership…

  • Ticket discounts
  • Access to venue pre-sales
  • Complimentary backstage tour
  • Discounted dining
  • Membership Emails

Become a premium member

Membership FAQs

Will I receive a membership card?

We no longer issue membership cards to do our bit for environment and  reduce waste. You’ll be able to access your membership benefits such as your priority /pre-sale booking periods and your ticket discounts by logging into your account online or by calling our Box Office team on 0115 989 5555 if you prefer to book over the phone.


How do I know when priority / pre-sale booking periods are?

When you join or renew your membership, you will receive on sale announcements by email which outline when new shows go on sale and the periods of priority booking for your membership level. During the priority booking periods the different dates will also be indicated on the show pages.

To receive our emails please go to ‘my interests’ in your account online and select ‘yes’ to receiving emails about Upcoming Shows, Offers & Latest News so you don’t miss any membership and show information.

How do pre-sales and ticket discounts work? Do I need to enter my membership number when booking online?

You don’t need to enter your membership number when booking online. Your membership will automatically be recognised when logging into your account which means you can access any pre-sale bookings along with any membership discounts where available.  Please remember to log into the account associated with your membership to access these benefits.

Can I upgrade my membership?

Yes you can! Please give our Box Office team a call on 0115 989 5555 who can process an upgrade for you.

Can I pay by Direct Debit for my membership?

Unfortunately, this is currently not an option, but we are working on implement direct debits at some point in the future.

How long does a membership last?

All memberships levels run for 12 months and the cost is per year.

How do I take advantage of local member offers?

We’ve been able to secure some excellent offers with some of our Royal Partners to give you a variety of discounts in many local bars and restaurants as well as other offers. When you join or renew your membership, you will receive a welcome email with details of your membership which will include an e-membership card with the expiry date of your membership. You can show this when you visit to redeem any offers. If you can’t find this email please email and we will send a new version to you.

Alternatively, you can log in to your account on our website and click on the ‘my memberships’ section to show your valid membership.

Can I buy a membership as a gift?

Yes you can! If you’re purchasing membership for someone else as a gift, then you can purchase a membership gift voucher for the price of the membership level you would like to gift. The recipient of the gift voucher will then be able to join online, select the membership they would like and then enter the gift voucher number in the check-out process. They can also redeem their gift voucher when paying over the phone with our Box Office team 0115 989 5555.