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Why support us?

Every shoe, sequin, orchestral part and lighting gel comes at a price. And without skilled footwear supervisors, workroom managers, armourers, music librarians, stage managers and technicians, no production would reach the stage. That's why the £20 million you contribute each year, through donations small and large, is so important.

Whenever you make a gift to The Royal Opera House Foundation, become a Friend or Patron or leave a gift in your will, you play a crucial role in creating extraordinary performances, outstanding craftsmanship and inspiring learning and participation projects.

Everybody has a part to play. Play yours today

How to support us


We are so lucky to have such passionate Friends and Patrons of Covent Garden; in return for their generous support we offer several levels of advance information, priority booking and added benefits.


Whether you choose to make a donation when you buy a ticket, become involved through one of our circles of support or decide to leave a legacy, your philanthropy underpins everything that we do and enables us to be ambitious for the future.

Corporate Involvement

We thrive on creating ambitious, mutually beneficial partnerships that deliver significant and measurable benefits for our corporate partners. Discover our Corporate Patron membership or explore sponsorship opportunities.

Trusts and Foundations

Through grants in support of commissioning, restoration, learning and engagement initiatives, capital projects and numerous other aspects of our work, trusts and foundations play a crucial role in enabling us to enrich people's lives through opera and ballet.

Contact us

For enquiries about supporting the Royal Opera House telephone +44 (0)20 7212 9516 or email

For the Friends' Office telephone +44 (0)20 7212 9268 or email

For the Patrons' Team telephone +44 (0)20 7212 9397/448 or email

News and features

  1. 20 April 2014

    Special Event: Behind the scenes at The Winter’s Tale fundraising dinner

    Event raised money for The Royal Opera House Foundation.

  2. 25 March 2014

    Competition: Win tickets to a Royal Ballet in Rehearsal Insights event

    Guess how many pointe shoes The Company use in a week, and share via social media for a chance to win.

  3. 6 March 2014

    Winners announced for the 2014 Grand Draw

    Prize draw raised over £64,000 for The Royal Opera House Foundation.