RPS Membership

As a Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society, your support will help us create opportunities for performers and composers to fulfil their potential at critical moments in their careers.

In return, you will:

  • receive our monthly e-mail bulletin keeping you updated on the musicians and projects you’ve helped us support
  • receive invitations to Members events, a major new series of which we are set to launch in June 2019
  • be able to nominate annually for the Society's highest honours, including the RPS Music Awards, RPS Honorary Membership and RPS Gold Medal

We recognise that everyone has different means. We therefore welcome you to choose the amount you donate to the Society in order to be a Member. We simply ask for an absolute minimum of £5 per month or £60 per year, but are tremendously grateful to those able to give more.

There are two ways to join:

OPTION 1: Donate online
Choose whether you would like to give monthly (minimum £5) or give annually (minimum £60) and simply click the button below to set up your Direct Debit. You do not need to fill in a membership form.

When joining online, you will have the option to opt-in to receive e-mail updates from us. This enables us to send you our monthly bulletin expecially created for Members to keep you informed about the Society's charitable endeavours. Please note, if you opt-out, we cannot send you these and will only contact you with customer service messages about your Membership, transactions, terms and renewals. If you do not wish to receive these either, please contact us. For more information, please read our Privacy Policy.

OPTION 2: Donate by cheque

Simply print off our membership form and send it, enclosing a cheque for your chosen amount made payable to 'Royal Philharmonic Society', to RPS, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7BB. We'll then be in touch to confirm your Membership has begun.


If a friend or loved one is a classical music fan, you may like to consider giving them RPS Membership as a gift. We would be delighted to make this a rewarding association for them. Please contact us for more information about this.


Bob Lockyer: Seeing and hearing new dance with a specially composed score is exciting. That's why I asked the RPS to look after the Drummond Fund.


In early Philharmonic Society concerts, players often rotated within their orchestral section, reflecting the orchestra's wealth of performing talent as well as its democratic ethos: no ‘distinction of rank’.