There are 400 members with a further variable number on the waiting list. The number of members is determined by the capacity of the Corn Exchange where the monthly lectures are held. At present the average waiting time is less than 12 months.

To apply for membership please contact the Membership Secretary whose details can be found by clicking on the Membership Application Form.

Every Spring, the Society hosts a New Members Party where new members gather to meet the Committee and each other. This is a popular event and ensures that each new member is warmly welcomed. 

While you are on the waiting list you might like to become a Supporter Member of The Arts Society for just £10 per year and take part in our important conservation and restoration projects. Supporter Members receive the The Arts Society Review each quarter and are also eligible for member offers, national events and much more.  Click here to find out more.