Become a Friend

Join our vibrant community at the heart of everything we do. 

Friends get exclusive access to rehearsals and priority booking ahead of the public each Season. Membership is a charitable donation that supports the future of ballet, dance, opera and music. 

All Friends of the ROH get:
  • Access to rehearsals 
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes content 
  • Earlier access to seats with priority booking
  • Subscriptions to the quarterly Royal Opera House Magazine, the annual Season Guide and a fortnightly e-newsletter 
  • 10% discount at the ROH Shop in store and online

Since their founding in 1962 as the Friends of Covent Garden, our Friends have shown exceptional generosity and loyalty in their ongoing philanthropic support of the Royal Opera House. We wish to thank especially our Premium and Supporting Friends.

Membership Levels

Friend

From £118 (£9.83 per month via Direct Debit)

  • Priority Booking
    Book tickets for our Spring Season from 6 March 2024 at 9am.
  • Friends' Rehearsals
    Opportunity to book one rehearsal ticket and up to three more on a later date if they become available.
Young Friend

From £72 (£6.00 per month via Direct Debit)

Enjoy Friends membership at a reduced price if you are aged 16-30 and receive:

  • Priority Booking
    Book tickets for our Spring Season from 6 March 2024 at 9am.
  • Friends' Rehearsals
    Opportunity to book one rehearsal ticket and up to three more on a later date if they become available.

Young Friend memberships are available to those aged 16 to 30 only. You will need to provide proof of age. Young Friends do not have access to Young ROH tickets. Please apply separately for Young ROH.

Friend+

From £220 (£18.33 per month via Direct Debit)

  • Priority Booking
    Book tickets for our Spring Season from 29 February 2024 at 9am.
  • Friends' Rehearsals
    Opportunity to book two rehearsal tickets and up to two more on a later date if they become available.
Supporting Friend

From £528 (£44 per month via Direct Debit)

  • Priority Booking
    Book tickets for our Spring Season from 28 February 2024 at 9am.
  • Friends' Rehearsals
    Opportunity to book two rehearsal tickets and up to two more on a later date if they become available.
  • Acknowledgement
    Have your name listed on the ROH website.
Premium 1 Friend

From £1420 (£118.33 per month via Direct Debit)

  • Priority Booking
    Book tickets for our Spring Season from 22 February 2024 at 9am.
  • Friends' Rehearsals
    Opportunity to book two rehearsal tickets and up to two more on a later date if they become available.
  • Acknowledgement
    Have your name listed on the ROH website.
Premium 2 Friend

From £2650 (£220.82 per month via Direct Debit)

  • Priority Booking
    Book tickets for our Spring Season from 20 February 2024 at 9am.
  • Friends' Rehearsals
    Opportunity to book up to four rehearsal tickets on your allocated booking date.
  • Acknowledgement
    Have your name listed on the ROH website.
If you are buying a gift membership, please enter the details of who the gift is for. We will then send you a certificate to forward to them. They can then activate their membership online using the certificate. We will not contact them until they activate their membership, so your gift will still be a surprise!
Make the most of your donation

Make your support go further at no extra cost.

Choose to Gift Aid your membership at checkout and we get an extra 25p for every £1 spent.

On behalf of everyone at the Royal Opera House, thank you for choosing to support us.

Upgrade your membership


Contact our membership team to upgrade your membership.

Become a Patron

Enjoy unrivalled benefits including access to the very best tickets, guaranteed first night seats and a dedicated private Box Office by becoming a Patron of the ROH. Receive the highest tier of Priority Booking and prestigious event invitations, as well as many other exclusive patron perks, by making a philanthropic donation to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation and help us continue our vital work.

Become an American Friend


If you are based in the USA and wish to support the Royal Opera House, please consider joining the American Friends of Covent Garden (AFOCG).

Terms and conditions


Memberships are non-refundable donations. Find out our terms and conditions of sale.

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