Support us

We are determined to ensure that future audiences can continue to enjoy the ballet and opera you love, but we need your help. 

During the pandemic we lost £3 in every £5 of our income, and now the arts and live theatre face further financial uncertainty as a result of sharply rising costs, reduced funding and a harsh economic climate. Sustaining the future of ballet and opera has never been so important. Please consider making a donation to support the Royal Opera House's community of artists, technicians and craftspeople today.

Thank you for all help you give us.


Your donations enable us to: 
  • Engage our community of artists, craftspeople and staff in producing incredible performances and delighting audiences
  • Support the toes of our dancers with donations to our Pointe Shoe Appeal 
  • Preserve the heritage, and ensure the future, of Ballet and Opera through the generous donations made by those who have named a seat at the Royal Opera House
  • Maintain and protect our beautiful and iconic building

A full report of our expenditure in 2021/22 can be found in our Annual Report 


Schools Appeal

Support our National Schools Programme and help us inspire creativity in primary schools across the nation.

Schools Appeal

Wagner Appeal

The Wagner Appeal enables The Royal Opera to keep Wagner’s legacy alive at Covent Garden for future generations.

Wagner Appeal

Pointe shoe appeal

Support The Royal Ballet by giving to our Pointe Shoe Appeal.

Pointe shoe appeal

Costume Appeal

Be a part of securing a greener future at the Royal Opera House by donating to our Costume Appeal.

Costume Appeal

Name a seat

Tell your story

Celebrate your love of Opera and Ballet by naming your very own seat in our auditorium.

Become a Friend

Join today

Receive exclusive access to our programme whilst supporting all of the work we do.

Leave a legacy

Remember us

Secure the future of Opera and Ballet for the next generation by leaving us a gift in your will.

Trusts and Foundations

Grants from trusts and foundations play a crucial role in bringing ballet and opera to millions of people every year. From school children learning to sing and dance, to families seeing a performance at Covent Garden for the first time, the breadth of our work is made possible by the continuing generosity and commitment of trusts and foundations.

We are very grateful for the support we receive from trusts and foundations and all our supporters.

Contact us

Please call us on +44 (0)20 7212 9369 or email if you are interested in becoming involved.

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