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ROH Young Philanthropists

Discover a new world behind the scenes of one the world’s greatest opera houses with a great network of young people

Thank you for organising such a great evening. I felt so privileged to get a sneak peek at the rehearsals, the dialogue between the conductor and the singers.

ROH Young Philanthropists is a philanthropic initiative for young opera and ballet lovers who wish to become more closely involved in the work of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet. Supporters can enjoy the magical world behind the scenes at the Royal Opera House with like-minded individuals with involvement based around stage rehearsals, performances and the great artistry of ROH creatives. It also offers supporters exciting opportunities to meet artists and members of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.

Philanthropic support of the Royal Opera House underpins the exceptional world class art on stage which simply couldn’t be done without the generosity of individuals. Philanthropy can be hugely rewarding and the Young Philanthropists programme encourages many to begin their philanthropic journey. Through events across many aspects of our work, we look forward to sharing with you how valuable financial support is to producing great art. This Season, ROH Young Philanthropists will support David McVicar’s theatrical spectacle Faust. Supporters are kindly invited to make an annual philanthropic gift.

Please note your donation may be eligible for gift aid and employees may offer a Payroll Giving scheme.

For more information, please contact Jessica Rigby on +44 (0)20 7212 9587 or

We look forward to welcoming you to our extraordinary world.

Young Philanthropists 2018/19

Supporters are warmly welcomed to the following events:

La Bayadère in rehearsal with Natalia Makarova
Monday 29 October 2018
A private stage and orchestra rehearsal of La Bayadère with The Royal Ballet as they prepare their roles in this exotic production of temple dancers and noble warriors

A new Violetta for Verdi’s La traviata
Wednesday 15 January 2019
An intimate in conversation evening generously hosted at a private home with American soprano Angel Blue who performs her debut as Violetta in Verdi’s best–loved opera La traviata

Frankenstein brought to life
February 2019
A visit to the creative departments to see the chilling details and explosive props behind Liam Scarlett’s and John MacFarlane’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

The Devil and the Philosopher*
Thursday 25 April 2019
Join us for a performance and informal supper around David McVicar’s stunning and electric production of Faust where Devil Méphistophélès strikes a bargain with the aged philosopher, with members of The Royal Opera*

Love and tragedy with MacMillan’s star-crossed lovers*
An evening around Kenneth Macmillan’s Romeo and Juliet with passionate choreography and drama at its finest with The Royal Ballet

Summer Season ROH Young Philanthropists Party*
A celebration of the ROH Young Philanthropists with wider young ROH supporters with staff and artists of the Royal Opera House

*Tickets and dinner are in addition to any gift, payments must be made prior to the event.
Please note rehearsals are subject to the discretion of stage management and The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet and may be subject to change.