In order to help us continue and improve upon our work, BAFTA has set up the Academy Circle. This small group of influential supporters make a significant donation each year to support BAFTA’s charitable activity. In return the group is invited to a series of intimate evenings throughout the year, allowing them to be inspired, educated and entertained by the extraordinary experience and insight of BAFTA members and other famous industry professionals, from actors to directors to cinematographers.
Each event is designed to give guests a behind the scenes insight into the world of BAFTA, well beyond its famous awards. By sharing our vision, we hope you will learn more about the inspiring work we do and develop a rewarding and lasting relationship with BAFTA.
Academy Circle members receive the following as a gesture of thanks for their generous support:
- Invitations for you and a guest to attend four Academy Circle masterclasses throughout the year;
- Access to our private members’ bar and restaurant at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly;
- Occasional invitations (subject to availability) to other industry events;
- The opportunity to purchase tickets to some of our highest profile events;
- An Academy Circle membership card;
- Acknowledgement as a supporter in BAFTA’s Review of the Year.
Academy Circle evening guests have included: Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Ralph Fiennes, Olivia Williams, Elizabeth McGovern, Joanne Froggatt, Imelda Staunton, Hayley Atwell, Dev Patel, Hugh Bonneville, Helen McCrory, Kristin Scott Thomas, Julie Walters, Peter Greengrass, Emilia Fox, Peter Morgan, Celia Imrie, Natalie Dormer, Luke Evans and Gemma Arterton.
Find out more
If you are interested in joining the Academy Circle, please contact Andrew Overin, head of fundraising via email [email protected].
Becoming an Academy Circle Patron will be recognised with a number of benefits and a value detailing the actual cost to BAFTA. These benefits can be purchased separately at this price and will be confirmed before any pledge is made. Any amount given over and above this benefit value is given freely as a donation and is eligible for Gift Aid.