Freundeskreis - Become a Friend It’s worth it: support music in our city and gain exclusive insights – from €6.67 per month

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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.

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

Your Contribution

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.

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 freundeskreis@elbphilharmonie.de

  • 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 ehrenamt@elbphilharmonie.de