Support Aurora

Your donation will:

Create unforgettable music experiences

At Aurora, we’re constantly experimenting with ways to bring great music to life. Your support will allow us to explore bold ideas, take thrilling artistic risks and meticulously craft the most exciting projects in orchestral music, at the very highest artistic standards.

Spark joy and surprise

Help us surprise someone who doesn’t think classical music is for them. With your support, we can offer affordable concert tickets and pop up in unexpected places – like parks, nightclubs and shopping centres – to share the visceral thrill of orchestral music with new audiences.

Give a child the magic of music

You could give a child their first experience of live music at Far, Far Away, our storytelling concerts for young children. You’ll also support our pioneering Aurora Classroom programme, bringing a whole world of music and imagination directly into schools across the UK.

Donate to Aurora today

To make a donation to Aurora straight away, please click here. If you’d prefer to make a bank transfer or send a cheque, please contact Helen McKeown, Development Manager.

We’re enormously grateful for every single donation we receive. All supporters receive our quarterly Illuminate e-newsletter, with special Aurora updates, ticket alerts and other surprises.

Make it a regular gift – join the Aurora Friends

Regular donations help us to think fearlessly about our next creative steps. Aurora Friends support the orchestra with a monthly or annual donation, starting at just £5 per month. You’ll be joining a vibrant community at the heart of the orchestra, with opportunities to gain special insights into Aurora’s work at open rehearsals, plus priority booking for our Southbank Centre series. To become an Aurora Friend, please click here and choose the ‘recurring gift’ option.

Become a Memory Champion

Have you been inspired by one of Aurora’s signature memorised performances? As a Memory Champion, you’ll make future memorised projects possible with an annual gift of £1,000. Your donation will support the cost of memorising fees for our players, helping to create some of the most intense and rewarding experiences of their musical careers – and delighting audiences in the concert hall and beyond. Make a donation here or contact Helen McKeown, Development Manager at for more information.

Become an Aurora Patron

Aurora’s ambitious programme would not be possible without the generous support of the Aurora Patrons. We enjoy working closely with individual Patrons to understand which areas of our work most inspire them, and crafting unique experiences to recognise their gift. Recent bespoke areas of support have included recordings, commissions, a specific concert programme or schools’ project, and core running costs. Patron packages start at £1,250. If you are interested in building a relationship with Aurora through becoming a Patron, please contact Helen McKeown, Development Manager on +44 (0) 20 7014 2816 or at

“We continue to be impressed by consistently high standards of performance and innovative programming, but, above all, we support Aurora because their concerts make us smile.”

Richard & Helen Sheldon, Aurora Patrons