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Leo Dixon as Tadzio in Death in Venice, The Royal Opera ©2019 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore
Leo Dixon as Tadzio in Death in Venice, The Royal Opera ©2019 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

Leave a legacy

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.

You can speak to someone confidentially about leaving a legacy or to arrange a visit or backstage tour to see how such donations support our work.

Please contact our legacy expert Marina Jones on 020 7212 9369 or

This has given me a great deal of happiness and pleasure and I am pleased to think I may go some small way to contributing to the future.

Your gift supports our work

Each year gifts in wills that go into our Endowment Fund support:

  • Eight Main Stage productions
  • One Linbury Theatre production
  • A work that brings ballet and opera to the next generation through our learning programmes
  • Our craft departments

In the 2019/20 Season, ballet productions supported by gifts in wills are:

Opera productions supported by gifts in wills are:

You can direct your gift to support ballet, opera, new talent and education or the general work of the Royal Opera House.

Types of gift you can give

You can decide what type of gift you want to leave us:

  • Residuary gift – you leave the remainder of your estate, or a percentage of it, once family and friends have been provided for (this type of gift is not affected by inflation, so keeps its value over time)
  • Pecuniary or cash gift – you can specify an amount of money

How to leave us a gift

You can either:

  • Leave a gift to us when you make a new Will
  • Amend your existing Will using a codicil form
  • Complete a letter of wishes (though this is not legally binding)

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 Covent Garden London WC2 9DD Registered Charity Number:  1089928

Let us know about your gift

We understand if you prefer to leave a gift anonymously. If you do wish to let us know about your gift, we would love the opportunity to thank you for your gift by inviting you to become a Baton Associate.

As a Baton Associate we will keep you up to date with our news over the course of the Season. We also hold special events to share our work with you. In the past these have included:

  • A rehearsal of The Nutcracker
  • A recital featuring young artists from the Jette Parker Young Artists programme

Contact us about your gift

Let us know you are leaving a gift by completing a legacy pledge form or by contacting our legacy expert Marina Jones on 020 7212 9369 or Read our A Lasting Legacy brochure to find out more about leaving a gift.