Philanthropic engagement

Make a philanthropic gift to support the work of the Royal Opera House. Your gift allows you to develop a closer relationship with, and understanding of, the art forms. There are a range of initiatives you can support, giving you unique involvement with the work of the Royal Opera House.

Your gift will help us return to our stages and support our community of artists, freelancers, craftspeople and theatre workers. It will also offer the opportunity for you to develop a closer relationship with, and understanding of, the art forms.

Although we are currently unable to offer our full range of tailored philanthropic initiatives and events at the opera house there are still plenty of ways to get involved. Until we are able to meet together in person again, we warmly invite our supporters to get closer to the work and artists of the Royal Opera House by joining us for a special programme of virtual events featuring our artistic leadership team and some of the brightest stars from the worlds of opera and ballet.

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We hope to return to offering a range of tailored philanthropic opportunities for involvement as soon as possible. Supporters will be invited to get closer to our work, meet our artists, and socialize with fellow arts lovers through a series of exclusive private events and rehearsals. Please see below for more details.

We would also welcome the opportunity to discuss more bespoke levels of involvement, to find out more please contact:

Maestro’s Circle

The Maestro’s Circle gives philanthropic music lovers the chance to deepen their knowledge about the role of the world-renowned Royal Opera Music Director, Maestro Antonio Pappano.

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Fonteyn Circle

The Fonteyn Circle offers philanthropic ballet lovers the opportunity to support and become more closely involved in the work of The Royal Ballet.

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At Home with the Royal Opera House

At Home offers philanthropists the opportunity to meet international artists at a series of intimate discussions hosted by some of our closest supporters. Supporters of At Home with the Royal Opera House will be invited to expand their knowledge of opera and ballet and enjoy evenings with singers, directors, conductors, choreographers and composers.

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Wagner Circle

The Wagner Circle is a philanthropic initiative that brings together Wagner lovers for a series of exclusive events each Season.

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Contemporary Music Circle

The Contemporary Music Circle gives individual philanthropists a deeper insight into the inspiration, techniques and experiences of composers writing for opera and ballet for productions on both the Main Stage and in the Linbury Theatre.

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Support a production

Supporting a production is a fantastic way to get closer to your favourite ballet or opera.

Production Supporters will be invited to meet with artists and members of the creative teams and visit our technical departments.

You can also support a specific role in an opera or ballet. Role Supporters are invited to watch rehearsals as artists prepare for performances in your chosen role.

Groups of supporters can also be a part of their favourite production. Syndicate Supporters can attend events such as design insights, musical insights with artists from your sponsored production and a post-performance supper with members of the cast, creative and technical teams, all of which offer real insight into how the elements of a production come together.

We will announce our 2021-22 Production Syndicates shortly after the new season announcement and so please do check back then or register your interest now.

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Young Philanthropists

ROH Young Philanthropists is a philanthropic initiative for young opera and ballet lovers who wish to become more closely involved in the work of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.

Supporters can enjoy opportunities to meet artists and those behind the scenes alongside like-minded individuals.

Our Young Philanthropists programme encourages many to begin their philanthropic journey. Through exclusive events across many aspects of our work, we look forward to sharing with you how valuable financial support is to producing great art. Donations may be eligible for gift aid and employees may offer a Payroll Giving scheme.

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American Friends of Covent Garden

If you are based in the USA then you can join the American Friends of Covent Garden (AFoCG). Members receive a variety of privileges and benefits in thanks for their support are available for members, both for performances and events at the Royal Opera House in London and when the Companies appear on tour in the USA. Our philanthropic initiatives are also available to those supporting the AFoCG.

The AFOCG is a 501(c)(3) organisation, so all donations made by US taxpayers are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by the IRS.

You can find more on their dedicated website.

If you are based in the USA please contact:
Milena Sales
American Friends of Covent Garden, PO Box 5155 610 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10185

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