Blank seat plaque in the Royal Opera House ©2015 ROH. Photograph by Ruairi Watson
Blank seat plaque in the Royal Opera House ©2015 ROH. Photograph by Ruairi Watson

Name a seat

Celebrate your or a loved one’s enjoyment of the work of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera by naming a seat.

Each seat named will be acknowledged through a smart brass plaque bearing the name of your choice. The plaque is fixed to your chosen seat in our Main Auditorium or the Linbury Theatre and remains in place for a generation (25 years), commemorating the named person’s love for extraordinary performances long into the future.

Once you have named your seat, we will invite you to see the seat and enjoy a backstage tour with your friends and family.

Support the work of the Royal Opera House

Naming a seat supports the future of ballet, opera, dance and music. Thank you.

"Naming a seat gave us the opportunity to support the fantastic work of the Royal Opera House in a very special way. We named the seats for our young daughters who love ballet, and it is great to know that each performance someone will be sitting in ‘their seat’, wondering who they are!"

– Catherine and Richard Millhouse, S66 Amphitheatre

"To hear this chair was purchased in memory of someone’s loving son is thought-provoking. Knowing the name of a person, and a little of what they loved, breathes life into the seat!"

– Mary Brown, who sat in A52, named in memory of Duncan Gray

Seat prices

Seat prices start from £1,000 and depend on the location of the seat chosen.

Main Auditorium
  • Amphitheatre rows S–L: £1,000
  • Amphitheatre rows K–A: £1,500
  • Balcony: £3,000
  • Donald Gordon Grand Tier: £10,000
  • Stalls Circle: £5,000
  • Orchestra Stalls rows F–W: £7,000
  • Orchestra Stalls rows A–E: £10,000
Linbury Theatre
  • Upper circle: £2,500
  • Circle centre: £5,000
  • Circle (row B sides): £1,000
  • Stalls: £5,000
  • Stalls (rows AA & BB): £1,000
Seat maps

To name a seat, refer to the seat maps to check availability. Please note that seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact the Fundraising Campaigns team

Find out more about naming a seat in our auditorium by contacting our Fundraising Campaigns team on +44 (0)20 7212 9127 or via email to

Please note: Naming a seat does not include admission to individual performances or events or guarantee allocation of that seat for a particular performance.