Become A Friend

APA Friends members: click here to log in and take advantage of your priority booking offers and discounts!


Non- APA Friends: Click here to join from just £42 per year!


Being a Friends member means you get great value on your visits to our venues whilst supporting Aberdeen Performing Arts and culture in the North-east.

APA Friends are our trusted trend-setters. With the best discounts on opening night, Friends membership is perfect for people who want to be the first to see new productions, and get the word out about the latest must-see show in town.

The entry level of membership provides discounts for two tickets per show; if you come as a group, save money with APA Friends Plus. For our most committed Friends, Prime membership comes with a suite of VIP benefits.


Your annual membership provides us with the funds to:

  • Bring the biggest and best acts and productions to Aberdeen
  • Produce and tour new work
  • Curate the True North and Granite Noir festivals
  • Maintain and develop our venues including the historic Music Hall transformation
  • Develop local talent by running youth music and theatre classes
  • Be a cultural hub in the North-east and a key player in the arts on a national basis


From as little as £42 a year, which works out at just £3.50 a month, you can receive fantastic value at Aberdeen Performing Arts!

Benefits include:

  • Discounted tickets - click here to view our upcoming programme and the shows you can get discounts on.
  • Priority booking
  • Exclusive opening night offers
  • Access to special events and prize draws
  • Offers and discounts - see below for more information

Like what you see? Joining is easy, so sign up to become an APA Friend member now! Just call 01224 641122 or purchase your membership online here.


Our dedicated membership co-ordinator, Lesley-Anne Yeats, is happy to help with any of your queries.  Please contact 01224 337613 during office hours or email

Please note: We have recently updated the Friends benefits. These benefits came into effect on 1st July 2017. Benefits cannot be backdated and are subject to availability.


Membership levels:

APA Friends | £42 per year


  • Cost savings | Discounts on up to two tickets per performance on a wide range of shows across our APA venues 
  • Priority booking | The best chance of booking your preferred seats the majority of shows
  • Panto | Great discounts to see our ever popular pantomime
  • Be first to know | Have a copy of each season brochure posted to your door as soon as they are printed (please note that due to rising postal costs, our APA Friends are the only customers guaranteed to receive a brochure through the post)
  • Dining out | Get exclusive Friends discounts at 1906 Restaurant at HMT
  • Prizes | Automatic entry in to our monthly Friends raffle
  • Members area | Access our opening night Friends bar at HMT and mingle with likeminded theatregoers. On selected performances only; Friends will be informed in advance. Bar open from 6.30pm. Open to ticket-holders for that performance only. Please have your Friends card ready for inspection upon entry.


APA Friends Plus | £65 per year


All the Friends benefits along with the following extras:

  • The more, the merrier | Up to four discounted tickets per performance on selected shows
  • Community | Invites to our exclusive Friends coffee mornings
  • Meet the creative team | Chat to staff at the coffee mornings and other Friends events
  • Backstage tours | Free tours of the theatre, exclusive for our Friends members. 



APA Friends Prime | £144 per year


All the Friends and Friends Plus benefits along with the following:

  • Complimentary theatre tickets | three pairs of selected complimentary tickets each year
  • Complimentary programme vouchers | 10 complimentary HMT programme vouchers per year
  • Complimentary ice cream vouchers | 10 complimentary ice cream vouchers per year
  • Jump the queue | Personal customer service from our Box Office team leaders, bypassing the queue on the phone lines
  • Have your say | an invite to an annual focus groups to discuss improving APA and the Friends membership
  • See where your membership fee is going | complimentary tickets for our new produced work
  • Priority booking | where possible, an extra day of priority booking before our APA Friends and Plus Friends
  • Reserved seats on popular shows | wherever possible, on shows we anticipate will sell out quickly that do not have a Friends priority booking period, we will reserve a number for our Prime friends
  • Meet the stars | receive invites to meet and greets

Exclusive Friends discounts at 1906 Restaurant at HMT and our other Partner businesses

10% off food bill


20% off selected beauty treatments


Enquire at Malmaison when booking for details


15% off when you book online plus a complimentary bottle of Prosecco on arrival in your room. Use code CE4 when booking.


Subject to availability, CE4 code must be used at time of booking at for discount to be applied. This cannot be redeemed upon check-in. This code is not valid on 3rd party websites and Prosecco offer can be withdrawn at any time.



10% off purchases





For Friends membership purchased online or over the phone, membership cards can take up to one week after date of purchase to be posted to customers. Until you receive your card you can still claim all your benefits by quoting your APA FRIENDS membership number when purchasing tickets. If you are unsure of your membership number please contact the box office on 01224 641122.