The Royal Opera House relies on many individuals, companies and trusts and foundations to make our work possible.
Philanthropy from individuals supports our community of dancers, singers, musicians, craftspeople and theatre technicians and enables our artistic companies to continue to go from strength to strength. The Royal Opera House and its artistic companies present around 500 performances every year that challenge, inspire and transport hundreds of thousands of audiences via our two world-class theatres in Covent Garden and through cinema relays across the United Kingdom and internationally. By supporting the Royal Opera House you can play an important role in ensuring we can continue to perform the ballet and opera you love.
Our Learning and Participation programme plays a vital role in enabling wider access to ballet and opera, and in building and diversifying the art forms. Recognising our global reach and leadership role within the UK arts sector, it is the ambition of the Royal Opera House to be a leader in environmental sustainability and to act as a catalyst for positive change in this field. We are committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2035. We are able to do this thanks, in part, to the great generosity of so many valued Royal Opera House philanthropists.
The Royal Opera House continues to face financial challenges, including a substantial real-terms cut in our Arts Council of England funding, inflationary pressures and geo-political instability. However, we are determined to remain at the heart of the cultural life of the nation, maintaining and expanding our reputation for excellence. We are able to do this with the generous support of many donors.
We warmly invite our philanthropists to get closer to the work and artists of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera and deepen their knowledge of the art forms by joining us for special events throughout the Season*, featuring our artistic leadership teams and some of the brightest stars from the worlds of ballet and opera.
We also welcome the opportunity to discuss more bespoke levels of involvement.
*Events are subject to change.
Supporting a production is an incredible opportunity to get closer to favourite ballets and operas, whilst helping us to continue presenting world-class heritage and contemporary works. Through philanthropic giving, production supports can enjoy seeing the lifecycle of a production, from the initial conception through to curtain down. Involvement includes invitations to a specially-curated series of events, as well as bespoke opportunities to meet with artists and members of the creative teams and visit our technical departments.
Donors can also support a specific role in an opera or ballet. Role supporters enjoy a tailored programme of involvement around their chosen role, including invitations to watch studio and stage rehearsals as artists prepare for performances.
For Ring Cycle
For Festival of New Choreography
For Danses Concertantes / Different Drummer / Requiem
The arts have unique powers to inspire people, to make connections between people and to unlock creativity in all aspects of people’s lives. The Royal Opera House demonstrates this every night on our stages, in cinemas and via Royal Opera House Stream. We also highlight the importance of art to people’s lives in classrooms and in community groups across the country. Our Learning and Participation programme has for many years played a vital role in enabling wider access to ballet and opera, and in building and diversifying the art forms.
It is the ambition of the Royal Opera House to be a leader in environmental sustainability and to act as a catalyst for positive change in this field. Recognising our global reach and leadership role within the UK arts sector, we embrace our responsibility and obligation to reduce our impact on the environment and we aim to engage with our audiences, staff, suppliers and partners to raise awareness about sustainability issues.
The Royal Opera House is committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2035.
We welcome philanthropic support for this area of our work.
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