Leaving a gift in your will will support our work, both on stage and behind the scenes. Every gift helps us to create and stage new works, revive heritage favourites and nurture future generations of talented performers and craftspeople.
We are truly grateful for every act of generosity. Your gift ensures that our art forms are passed on to future generations for them to enjoy.
Speak to someone confidentially about leaving a legacy or to arrange a visit or backstage tour to see how such donations support our work.
Each year gifts in wills that go into our Endowment Fund support:
Last Season, ballet productions supported by gifts in wills were:
Opera productions supported by gifts in wills were:
You can direct your gift to support ballet, opera, new talent and education or the general work of the Royal Opera House.
You can decide what type of gift you want to leave us:
You can either:
All legacy gifts are held by our endowment fund. You will need to give your solicitor the following details of the fund:
Royal Opera House Endowment Fund
London WC2 9DD
Registered Charity Number: 1089928
If you have left a gift we would love the opportunity to thank you by inviting you to become a Baton Associate. The Royal Opera House Baton Associates scheme brings together and recognises the support of all the generous individuals who are leaving a gift to the Royal Opera House in their will.
Baton Associates receive a regular newsletter so that they are kept up-to-date with the work that they have chosen to support.Each Season we hold two special events for Baton Associates so that they can meet artists and staff members and each other and find out more about our work and plans. Recent events have included a ballet rehearsal of The Nutcracker and an opera recital featuring singers from the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.
We know that some legacy donors prefer to keep their decision private, and we of course respect your desire for anonymity. Even if you do not choose to be an active part of the Baton Associates please feel encouraged to let us know so that we can quietly thank you during your lifetime and ensure we understand the wishes for your gift as much as possible.
We are always happy to discuss ways in which we can recognise your pledge. You might choose to name a seat in the auditorium, which will help involve your family with the activity made possible through your foresight and generosity.
To make us aware of your legacy pledge, or more information on the Baton Associates, please contact our legacies team.
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales (Company number 480523) Charity Registered (Number 211775)