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Become a Member of the Barber Association!


Become A Member

To join, please complete and return the Membership Form.

Our generous community of Members help us to develop and enhance our collections, and to expand our education, outreach, and concert programmes.  In return we are pleased to recognise their membership by offering these benefits:

  • Discounts on all musical events in the Barber concert hall, including evening concerts, Barber operas, the International Piano Festival, and the Summer Festival of Music;
  • Concessionary rates for selected Barber events;
  • A 10% discount on all food, drink, and merchandise in the Barber shop;
  • Monthly Barber e-news;
  • A three-times-a-year mailing, including:
  • In The Picture Barber Association newsletter;
  • ‘Early bird’ delivery of the Barber’s What’s On, Music, and Family First programme brochures;
  • Invitations to special events for Members;
  • Advance booking opportunity;
  • Annual Association Reception, including Director’s Review and refreshments;
  • Two exclusive Barber Association evening private views of Barber exhibitions with curator’s introduction and refreshments*;

*Please note, extra charges apply

To join, please complete and return the Membership Form.

Here are some quotes from our current Members:

Thank you for letting us enjoy one of Birmingham’s hidden gems.’

‘I enjoy my membership and find it good value – I also take advantage of 10% off in the shop and think it sells excellent merchandise – I love the cards!’

The Barber is a wonderful institution and, as a member of the University, I am delighted to be able to support its activities.’

Very happy and honoured to be a member.’

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Barber Association: Previous Events

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KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (1867-1945)

The Young Couple


Bolten, Arent van (About 1573-1633)

Lamp in the form of a grotesque bird