Become a Friend

For an annual or one-off ‘lifetime’ contribution, Friends of the Bluecoat Display Centre receive regular updates about our programme of exhibitions and events, plus exclusive discounts and benefits.

Membership Plans

–   Annual Membership: Individual £30  |  Joint £40

–   Lifetime Membership: Individual £300  |  Joint £400

–   Student Membership: £15 – please email us at for more information.

* Joint members must reside at the same address.

To purchase a membership, please visit our Online Shop or talk to one of our staff members at the gallery.


–   Email invitations to our exhibition openings and regular updates on all events taking place at the Bdc

–   A 5% discount on purchases over £20 at the Bluecoat Display Centre

–   A 10% discount on any purchase at all our opening and special events

–   Concessionary prices on all our artist talks, trips, workshops and events

–   Free gift wrapping service

Corporate Friends Memberships

If you belong to an organisation, or have your own business, we also offer Corporate Friends Memberships available in a variety of packages to suit your organisation, and can tailor the package to suit your individual needs.

Please email us at for more information.

Image: Friends and customers of the Bdc look at artworks by Emma Rodgers & Johnny Vegas during an evening ‘In Conversation’ event (June 2024).