Become a Patron

Patrons enjoying a gallery event at Beetham Tower.

Enjoy a closer relationship with art

Becoming a Patron will give you a rewarding relationship with Manchester Art Gallery. As well as making a significant commitment to our work, you will have a personal and individual relationship with staff at Manchester Art Gallery.

Being a Patron will allow you to explore our work in great detail, as well as giving you access to our most prestigious events and behind the scenes tours.

You can join as a Patron at 3 different levels.

Bronze Patron

£500 per year (or £450 if you pay by Direct Debit)

  • All Manchester Art Gallery Friend and Best Friend benefits
  • A personal welcome tour by one of our curators
  • Invitations to our private view receptions of new exhibitions
  • Free admission to all charging exhibitions
  • An invitation to our exclusive summer party
  • Acknowledgement on our website
  • Invitations to all Friends events and to all our exclusive Patrons events
  • Behind the scenes access with opportunities to attend limited edition events taking you right to the heart of our collections
  • An invitation to our Christmas party held for our Friends, Best Friends and Patrons
  • Insight into contemporary art with opportunities to attend events organised by our specialist contemporary art curator introducing you to artists and gallerists and helping you to gain insight into the world of collecting

Silver Patron

£1250 per year (or £1200 if you pay by Direct Debit)
All of the above benefits

  • A guided tour of your choice for you and 4 guests led by a specialist curator
  • A private behind the scenes tour of the Gallery of Costume led by Dr Miles Lambert for you and 4 guests

Gold Patron

  • £3000 per year (or £2900 if you pay by Direct Debit)
    All of the above benefits
  • A private drinks reception with Dr Maria Balshaw, Director of Manchester City Galleries and The Whitworth Gallery
  • Acknowledgement in ‘Inside’ the Galleries quarterly publication and inside the gallery itself
  • A guided tour of 1 exhibition per year of your choice for you and 10 guests led by specialist curator
  • Acknowledgment on our supporters Board within the Gallery


Level   Single Joint
  Cash Direct Debit Cash Direct debit
Patron £500 £450 £800 £750
Silver Patron £1250 £1200 £2400 £2300
Gold Patron £3000 £2900 £5900 £5800


Payment options

You can join our Patron scheme by downloading either the cheque or the Direct Debit application form here.

The Direct Debit Guarantee

This Guarantee should be retained by the customer

  • This Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that take part in the Direct Debit Scheme. The efficiency and security of the scheme is monitored and protected by your own Bank or Building Society
  • If the amounts to be paid or the payment dates change, Manchester Art Gallery Friends will notify you ten working days in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed
  • If an error is made by Manchester Art Gallery Friends or your Bank or Building Society you are guaranteed a full and immediate refund from your branch for the full amount
  • You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by writing to your Bank or Building Society. Please send a copy of your letter to Manchester Art Gallery friends

Any questions?

We understand that becoming a Patron represents a significant commitment to the gallery. If you would like to discuss becoming a Patron in more detail, please contact:

Development Manager (Individual Giving)
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
M2 3JL

Tel: 0161 235 8873

Patron scheme partner

The Midlamd Hotel
Manchester Art Gallery Patrons is kindly supported by The Midland Hotel Manchester.

Join online now

Friends looking at a painting
Become a Manchester Art Gallery Patron by joining online.

Corporate involvement

Curater talking to Corporate Members
Find out more about the benefits of a corporate partnership with us