- Cheaper tickets for you and a friend with no booking fees
- Early-bird booking and previews
- Discounts online and in the cafe shop
- At least one free-to-members event each month
- Regular member newsletter
Become a member of Cafe OTO and support amazing shows, residencies and new commissions from musicians across the UK and overseas. Your membership also ensures that we can continue to present the most ambitious programme possible.
You can also purchase gift memberships by clicking the "Buy For Friend" links below. Gift memberships come in durations of 3 months, 6 months and a full year. After purchasing you will be sent a pdf voucher that you can print or forward on to the recipient at a time of your choosing.
If you are unwaged or on a low income and are unable to afford the current ticket prices at OTO, we offer FREE Venue Membership, no questions asked. Find out more here.
You can also get free Venue Membership if you are a student. Find out more here.
Becoming a venue member gets you cheaper tickets, cheaper merchandise, access to early-bird booking and free-to-member only shows. Venue members receive our pre-sale mail outs which offer tickets before they go on general sale. Due to our small capacity, this is sometimes the only way to ensure a ticket to our more popular shows.
Can I use my membership discount when buying tickets on the door?
Yes. Please bring ID with you. You will need to pay in cash as we don't have a card reader on the door. Please note that we cannot guarantee entry to members so advance booking is recommended.
Can I use my membership discount when buying records and other items in the Cafe shop?
Yes. Please bring ID.
Do I get a membership card?
We don't issue membership cards, but your membership is automatically registered when buying tickets or items from our shop online. Please bring ID for discounts on tickets and records in the cafe shop.
Do I need to renew my membership when it expires?
Your membership will automatically renew on a monthly or annual basis - depending on what you initially purchased. To cancel your membership you just need to log in to your account on our website and terminate the membership before your next payment date.
OTO Digital makes our archive available internationally for the first time. We aim to make two new recordings from our archives and four releases from other independent labels available as downloads each month. Each recording is professionally mixed and mastered in house, and agreed with the artist. The label aims to reflect the diversity of Cafe OTO’s program, support new artists in getting an early stage release out, or showcase new or previously undocumented work from more established names.
OTO Digital also works closely with small independent labels to sell their releases through our shop. Each label is carefully selected, featuring artists with strong ties to OTO’s programme and some long out of print releases.
How do the credits work?
We’ll add three credits to your account each month. Each of these credits can be used to download any recordings from the ‘Digital Downloads’ section of our website - including releases on other labels. If you have credits, you'll be given the option to download any of the available titles under the 'BUY' links.
There is no time limit on using your credits whilst you remain a member.
The website will show you how many credits you have left and when they will next refresh.
Do the artists get paid?
Yes. When you download a recording as part of your digital membership we pay the artist £1. For downloads by non-members we pay the artists 50% of receipts.
What is the recording quality like?
All of the live recordings available will be professionally mixed and mastered and approved by the artists. Most recordings are sourced from the high quality multi-track hard disc recorder we installed in May 2013 and all are handled with the same attention to quality that we’ve given our vinyl LP releases.
Recordings are available to download as 320k MP3 / 24-bit FLAC files or 320k MP3 / 16-bit FLAC in the case of some older external labels.
We would like to acknowledge Sound and Music and The Hub’s ‘Joining The Dots’ project for their support in the development of our digital membership offer.