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Annual Fund

When it comes to opera and ballet, every detail matters

The Annual Fund supports regular and necessary tasks in every aspect of our work at the Royal Opera House.

These include tuning and maintaining our incredible 53 pianos, protecting the unique records of opera and ballet history stored in our Collections and preparing the many elements of our productions, such as stage designs and ballet notation. Your donation will support these necessary tasks. It will also allow us to keep running our pioneering learning and participation programmes, which aim to enhance children’s lives and broaden their artistic horizons.

Given pressures on public funding and weak exchange rates, these essential, less visible activities cannot be funded directly through ticket sales alone. By making a donation to the Annual Fund, you will allow audiences to continue enjoying the unparalleled artistic experiences that the Royal Opera House is able to offer, while helping us maintain the rich heritage of our past.

How can you help?

  • £12 could allow us to deliver Create and Sing to one primary school pupil
  • £23 could provide one archived box to store a model box
  • £40 could replace a piano string – on average one breaks every week

e.g. £12, £23, £40 or other – we are grateful for donations of any size.

Yes, I want to Gift Aid my donation made today and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past four years.

I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less income tax and/or capital gains tax in a tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year, it is my responsibility to pay any difference. I will notify the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation if I want to cancel this declaration, change my name or home address or no longer pay sufficient tax on my income and/or capital gains.


If you have any questions about the Annual Fund or would prefer to donate by telephone, please contact Georgie on +44 (0)20 7212 9127.