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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 £26 million you contribute each year, through donations small and large, is so important.

Whenever you make a gift to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden 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

Become a member

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

Make a donation

Whether you choose to donate when you buy a ticket, name a seat in the auditorium, buy raffle tickets or make a gift in response to an appeal, your generosity underpins everything we do.

Leave a lasting legacy

Let your love of opera and ballet live on by leaving a gift in your will to the Royal Opera House.

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 please 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 or email

News and features

  1. 19 May 2016

    Update for Friends of Covent Garden: May 2016

    Although the close of the 2015/16 Season is on the horizon, some must-see operas and ballets remain, including Verdi's Il trovatore.

  2. 1 December 2015

    Update for Friends of Covent Garden: December 2015

    Christmas trees, Russian opera and sparkling secret messages.

  3. 15 October 2015

    Update for Friends of Covent Garden: October 2015

    Priority booking for Winter Season, news of our new Costume Centre and ballet casting for Spring Season.