Individual Patrons

The Royal Opera House is a remarkable institution. Home to The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, two of the world’s best artistic companies, we offer exceptional performances in a beautiful venue. This essential work would not be possible without the generous philanthropic support of our Patrons.

"As passionate ballet fans we have found that becoming Patrons has been hugely rewarding. As Patrons we have benefitted from an added level of personal service and through this we have met many like-minded people. We have also been able to take advantage of the fabulous catering by hosting dinners for our friends. An all-round positive experience."

– Ceri and Doug King, Individual Patrons

Benefits of becoming a Patron

Enjoy unrivalled benefits including:

  • Access to the very best tickets through guaranteed seats (as a First Night or Season Patron) or the highest level of booking priority (as an Individual Patron)
  • A dedicated private Box Office, offering personal service with ease and flexibility of exchanges and returns and a waiting list for sold out performances
  • Priority booking on all our dining areas through a dedicated dining co-ordinator
  • Ticket and catering credit facilities and a 10% discount on all purchases in the Royal Opera House shop
  • Exclusive invitations to events, including our Season Launch, Season Welcome and pre-performance drinks (and additional intimate events for First Night and Season Patrons)
  • Regular, efficient communication, including the annual Season Guide, quarterly magazine and monthly Patrons’ e-newsletter
  • Helping the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation continue its vital work through your donation
Levels of involvement

Priority booking for up to four tickets for any performance and up to two tickets for general rehearsals and Insights.

First Night Patron

Two or four guaranteed top-price seats for every first night or another night of your choice (tickets included), as well as the First Night and Season Patrons’ celebratory annual event.

Season Patron

Two or four guaranteed seats in the Orchestra Stalls or Grand Tier, or a private Grand Tier Box or Grand Tier Best Box (four seats), on a chosen night each week(tickets included),as well as the First Night and Season Patrons’ celebratory annual event.

Further Information

All memberships run for 12 months and are not refundable or transferable. For further information, or if you would like to discuss other membership options or tailored First Night and Season packages, please contact the Patrons’ Office by email on or telephone on +44 (0)20 7212 9269. All benefits can be purchased separately without the need to make a donation. We greatly value the philanthropic support of our Patrons.

Become an American Friend

If you are based in the USA and wish to support the Royal Opera House, please consider joining the American Friends of Covent Garden (AFOCG).

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Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales (Company number 480523) Charity Registered (Number 211775)