Members at a fundraising eveningRiding Lights has remained steadfastly independent throughout its life, thanks in no small part to the support of our 2000 plus Members. Our Members are people across the UK who have experienced the company’s work and who recognise the unique achievement of Riding Lights – now one of the busiest independent theatre companies in the country. They support us in a variety of ways – financially, practically and as advocates of our work.

Become a Member of Riding Lights

Being a Member is easy. There is no fixed cost – any donation, however big or small, will give you a place in the nationwide family of Riding Lights. All we ask is that your donation is regular, so that we can predict our income. In return, we give you the chance to be practically involved in the life of an exciting, innovative, and growing theatre company.

As a member you also recieve:

  • Invitations to special members’ events, include our national Members’ Days
  • Regular newsletters, members’ emails and an inside peek into the company
  • Advance notice of tour and performances, as well as chance to book first
  • Opportunities to give us your views and provide a personal voice in the creative process

Our Members are invaluable

Members provide much, much more than a financial contribution to the company. Members are the lifeblood of the company, helping us get theatre into communities across the UK through their amazing support. Such as…

  • Organising, hosting and publicising performances in their local community
  • Finding new places for us to perform (we’ve had members arrange performance everywhere from church fêtes to an aircraft carrier)
  • Accommodating actors and stage managers as they tour the country
  • Finding new contacts and encouraging people to come and work with us: in the office, with Roughshod, new writers, volunteer placements
  • …and are a vital link between Riding Lights and audiences in their area

Sign Up!

By Phone: If you would like to become a Member of Riding Lights please phone us on 01904 655317 for more details.

By Post: Alternatively you can download a membership form , and post it back to us at Riding Lights, Friargate Theatre, Lower Friargate, York, YO1 9SL.

Online: Or you can set up a regular direct debit through JustGiving. (Though be sure to drop us an email at so we can look out for your regular payment)