Become a Friend
A total of 1,800 Friends form the strong foundation of the Freundeskreis. Members are driven by a desire to experience and support the programmes of the two concert halls long term in a variety of ways
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Culture can only thrive when people get involved – artists, supporters and audiences. Treat yourself or give a membership as a gift among your circle of friends. With annual fees starting from €80, you can support amazing musical projects in the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle. It’s worth it for Hamburg – and for you.
»I want to actively experience and sustainably support music in Hamburg. As a member of the Freundeskreis, I can do both in a number of ways.«
M. Beimann, Friend since 2015
Enjoy these benefits
- Advance booking rights for in-house promoted events depending on availability
- The Friends Card, which gives you 10% discount off many concerts
- Invitations to exclusive events for Friends of the concert hall
- Special insights in one rehearsal or concert per season
- The Elbphilharmonie Magazine, Yearbook and monthly programmes delivered free to your home
- Newsletter updates on the activities of the Freundeskreis
- Individual Membership / €80 per calendar year
- Couples Membership / €100 per calendar year
- Young Persons Membership (up to age 35) / €20 per calendar year
- Gift Membership (valid for 1 calendar year)
Memberships are automatically renewed each year. You can cancel your membership at the end of the calendar year by giving three months’ notice.
Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V. is registered as a non-profit organisation. Membership fees and other contributions are tax-deductible as donations. Receipts can be issued upon request.
Become a member
Good to know
How can I take out a membership?
Simply use the online application form.
If you have any questions, please contact the administrative office. For example by emailing email@example.com
What is the difference between Friends and Curators?
You can show your support through Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V. in two ways: as a Friend or as a Curator. Friends are the foundation of the organisation. As a token of our thanks, Friends will receive invitations to exclusive events, advance booking rights for concert tickets and the Friends Card, which offers 10% discount off many concerts.
Curators make a notable contribution and thereby create important financial flexibility, which directly benefits the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle concert programme and makes exceptional funding projects possible. Curators also receive further exclusive offers as a thank you.
What is the duration of a membership?
Membership as a Friend is usually taken out for the current calendar year, and is automatically renewed for a further year each year. You can terminate your membership as a Curator at any time without giving a reason.
How are membership fees used?
The membership fees finance the administrative office and activities of the organisation. Above all, the income of the Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V. goes to support the musical projects of the two concert halls.
Can I claim membership fees and donations against tax?
Yes. Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V. is registered as a non-profit organisation. Membership fees and other contributions are tax-deductible as donations. Receipts can be issued upon request.
Can I buy a membership as a gift?
Yes, this is also possible! Give one year’s membership of Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V. as a gift – simply fill out the online application form.
When and how can I terminate a membership?
The minimum duration of membership is 1 year. Membership as a Friend can be terminated at the end of each calendar year, giving three months’ notice by post or email. You can terminate your membership as a Curator at any time without giving a reason. To do so, please contact the administrative office.
Can I get involved as a volunteer?
The Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e. V. is supported by a permanent team of volunteer staff. The board also works on a voluntary basis. The organisation also coordinates volunteer involvement for the two concert halls. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org