Interior of Bayreuth festival hall
Interior, Bayreuth Festspielhaus

Why Join the Wagner Society?

Whether you are already a knowledgeable Wagner enthusiast, or simply like what you have seen and heard and are curious to learn more – why not join the Wagner Society? You will meet many like-minded Wagner lovers, be able to attend our frequent lectures and recitals, receive our quarterly magazine and regular emails with news and events relating to Wagner, and you will also be able to participate in our annual ballot for tickets to the Bayreuth Festival.

Above all, it will give you the opportunity to join a world-wide community with a common aim – to support, promote and enjoy to the fullest extent the sublime works of Richard Wagner.

Becoming a Member

Becoming a member is easy – it costs £30 per year for single and £40 for joint membership (same household) – whether you are in the UK or overseas. Full-time students, young people under 30 and YPIA members can all join free with valid ID. You can join using our online system below or email us at

Candidates for membership to the Wagner Society apply in accordance with our constitution. You will be notified once the committee has accepted your application. In applying to join, you agree to be bound by our constitution and byelaws, the same as all other members. Please send any enquiries about membership to We will do our best to help you.

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Members Area

Members can log into our Members Area to access our online library, copies of Wagner News, Committee meeting minutes and Finances.

Get Involved

The Society is run by a Committee of volunteers (photos and biographies available in the Members Area) and we are always looking for enthusiastic members to help us with our events, our magazine production, marketing and our website. So if you want to join and become involved, we’d love to hear from you.

Please send any enquiries about membership and volunteering to We will do our best to help you.

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Select Your Membership Option

Individual Membership

Standard membership for a single person. Membership will renew automatically every year until cancelled.


£30.00 per Year.

Joint Membership

Joint membership (same household). Renews annually until cancelled.


£40.00 per Year.

Student Membership

Student ID required. Membership expires after 3 years.



Under 30s Membership

Proof of age required.  Membership expires after one year or on your 30th birthday, whichever is the later.



Institutions & Libraries

Allows libraries and universities to join the society and receive two copies of Wagner News.


£90.00 every 3 Years.