Benefits in Brief
Guaranteed top-price seats according to your level of membership. Season Patrons receive four seats of their choice on the same night each week. First Night Patrons receive four seats of their choice for the first night of each production, or any other night of their choice. Platinum and Gold Patrons may book ten or four tickets respectively, for any performance of their choice. All Patrons also receive highest level priority booking for all performances in the Linbury Studio Theatre and the Clore Studio Upstairs.
Dining and Entertaining
As Corporate Patrons you will receive exclusive discounts on many of our entertaining and meeting spaces. Whether you want to hold a dinner party onstage or entertain private clients in the Royal Box, the Royal Opera House offers a range of fantastic spaces to hire. Season and First Night Patrons receive a complimentary evening’s hire of the Royal Box and Royal Retiring Room on one occasion per Season.
Private box office
Whatever arrangements you need to make in relation to attending performances and dining in-house, you can ring through to the Patrons Box Office, or Patrons Dining Booking Office. Patrons are also exclusively able to return tickets for resale, exchange tickets for another performance and be wait-listed for sold out performances at no extra cost.
You will be among the first to receive the Royal Opera House Season Guide, About the House our fantastic quarterly magazine, information about national and international tours, and advance notice about galas and insight events. We also send out a monthly e-newsletter with offers, updates and links to all the latest information and cast changes, with special events for both you and your membership coordinator.
Gold and Silver Patrons receive priority booking for open dress rehearsals whilst Season, First Night and Platinum Patrons receive two complimentary tickets.
We know how important it is for companies to involve their employees, and hope that the opportunities we offer to do so will inspire both you and your human resources team. More information is available in our Corporate Membership pack, from special events (e.g. family days, workshops, and talks) to exclusive evenings and backstage tours for specific individuals, teams or the whole company. We also run an exclusive training programme called HouseWork involving your staff with Royal Opera House artists, helping you develop excellence in performance and leadership.
Throughout each year Patrons are invited to a wide variety of exclusive events, including The Chief Executive’s Dinner (for Season, First Night and Platinum Patrons only), the Season Preview with senior artistic staff, pre-performance receptions, gala nights and other exclusive behind-the-scene events. Whether you want to bring a client or friend, these events are a way for us to introduce you to the other side of how the Royal Opera House works and to thank you for your incredible support.
Acknowledgement of your support
We are hugely grateful to all individuals and companies who decide to become Patrons of Covent Garden. In thanks we are pleased to credit you in our Annual Report, on the Supporters’ Board in the Royal Opera House foyer, in all main theatre performance programmes and on our website. You can of course, choose to remain anonymous.
I have been a Season Patron for nearly three years and cannot recommend it highly enough. From simple things like the use of the trust rooms for dinner and dedicated booking team, to the invitations to rehearsals and pre-performance talks, it has simply opened up the world of opera and ballet beyond what I thought possible. To have the opportunity to talk to a conductor, performer or set designer gives a wonderful insight into the preparation, skill and dedication that go into what you see and hear on stage which can only add to an already wonderful experience. Thanks to the generosity, intelligence and friendship I have experienced from everybody at the Royal Opera House I can safely say that I have received far more out of being a Patron than I ever put in.
David Hancock, Partner, Brevan Howard Asset Management
There is more on offer, as well as further information about our outreach work and ways in which you can further your involvement, which we have put together in a pack – if you would like us to send you a copy, please contact the Patrons Office on +44 (0)20 7212 9397 or email. email@example.com.
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