Manchester's Band On The Wall has launched a membership scheme as it bids to raise funds towards its expansion plans.
The 320-capacity venue is a registered charity and runs a dynamic learning programme, which sees it work with young people, emerging musicians and the wider community. It now hopes to create an expanded facility with more dedicated space for learning and participation activity, along with an increased venue capacity that will enable it to bring more globally-renowned artists to Manchester.
To date, £2 million has provisionally been raised through grants from Arts Council England and Manchester City Council, but the organisation needs to raise a further £500,000 to realise its ambition
One-year, five-year, 10-year and lifetime membership packages are available, starting at £30 for ‘Classic’ annual membership, rising to £5,000 for premium ‘Platinum’ packages, which include lifetime free entry to all Band on the Wall concerts and a permanent dedication etched into the fabric of the building.
Upcoming shows at the venue include The Mouse Outfit, Maxi Jazz & The E-Type Boys, Laurence Jones and Martin Carthy.