Band on the Wall is not-for-profit, and has been owned and operated by registered charity Inner City Music since 1984.

It’s more than seven years since we re-opened in 2009 following major refurbishment. Since then we’ve gone from strength to strength, delivering a multiple award-winning live programme supported by a unique learning and participation offer that has allowed us to engage with young people, emerging musicians, and the wider community.

We want to build on our success and create a unique facility with more dedicated space for learning and participation activity, along with an increased venue capacity that will enable us to bring more globally-renowned artists to Band on the Wall. We’ve provisionally raised £2m, but to realise our ambition, we need to raise a further £500k.

“Band on the Wall has hosted the greats and encouraged the nations dreamers for 80 years or more and remains one of the cornerstones of our great cities musical heritage.” – Guy Garvey, Elbow

You can help!

By making an individual donation starting at just £5, or becoming a member through our Band Pass scheme you can help us build a bigger, better Band on the Wall for the future.


Every donation however big or small helps us develop our learning facilities. Donating to Band on the Wall is the best way to directly support our campaign, and here’s how your money can support us:

  • £5 buys a set of instrument strings
  • £10 buys a set of drumsticks
  • £20 buys a songbook
  • £50 buys a pair of headphones
  • £100 buys an acoustic guitar
  • £200 buys an electric guitar
  • £500 buys a drum kit
  • £5000 builds a band (all the equipment for a small ensemble of learner musicians)
  • £20000 fits out a full studio (we’ll build a full studio and name it after you)

Donate Now.


By joining our Band Pass membership scheme, starting at just £30, you’ll not only help us with our charitable activities, you’ll also receive the following benefits:

  • £30 – Band Pass Classic: 20% discount on tickets to the majority of shows for one year*, complimentary tickets to three events per year for you and a friend***, and invitations to VIP events at Band on the Wall throughout the year
  • £100 – Band Pass Bronze: All the above, for five years
  • £180 – Band Pass Silver: All the above for ten years
  • £500 – Band Pass Gold: All the above for a lifetime
  • £2000 (individual) or £5000 (corporate) – Band Pass Platinum: The ultimate membership package – free entry to Band on the Wall for a lifetime** (individual) or ten years (corporate)!

Sign up for a Band Pass now.

*Where members rates apply
**While Band on the Wall is owned and operated by the charity Inner City Music Limited.
***Selected by Band on the Wall, non-transferable.


We are actively seeking new partners to join us on our journey to a new, expanded Band on the Wall. Please contact us now to discuss bespoke sponsorship opportunities.