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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. 18 June 2015

    Update for Friends of Covent Garden: June 2015

    A new production of Guillaume Tell, a triumphant US tour and changes to the auditorium for Orphée et Eurydice.

  2. 17 June 2015

    Introducing… Sonya Yoncheva

    The Bulgarian soprano returns to the Royal Opera House to reprise her remarkable performances in La traviata.

  3. 1 June 2015

    Get closer to Royal Opera House productions as a Friend of Covent Garden during 2015/16

    Membership offers priority booking, access to dress rehearsals and invitations to exclusive events.