Philanthropists and Sponsors

The Royal Opera House wants to open up the world of ballet and opera to many more people. Thanks to the exceptional generosity and commitment of Arts Council England, individual philanthropists, Patrons, Friends, trusts and foundations, legacies and companies we can create thrilling performances that transport you and audiences across the globe to new worlds.

The Royal Opera House Principals
  • Julia and Hans Rausing
Season Principals
  • The Clore Duffield Foundation
  • Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet
  • Alex and Elena Gerko
  • Aud Jebsen
  • The Linbury Trust
  • Bob and Tamar Manoukian
  • The Mohn Westlake Foundation
  • Oak Foundation
  • Mr Stefan Sten Olsson and Mr John Tierney
  • Rolex
Chairman’s Circle
  • The Bunting Family
  • Sir Lloyd and Lady Dorfman OBE
  • The Kirsh Foundation
  • Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE
  • Sir Simon and Lady Robey
  • Tina Taylor and The Taylor Family Foundation
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
Ambassadors Circle
  • The BAND Trust
  • Sir Mick and Lady Barbara Davis
  • Ricki Gail and Robert Conway
  • Doug and Ceri King
  • Paul Hamlyn Education Fund
  • The Gerald and Gail Ronson Family Foundation
  • The Foyle Foundation
  • Thompson Family Charitable Trust
  • Kenneth and Susan Green
Director’s Circle
  • Lady Ashcroft
  • Tim Ashley and John Booth
  • Mrs Alfiya Askar Abulkhair and Timur Kuanyshev
  • Mikhail Bakhtiarov
  • Mercedes T. Bass
  • Georgie Black
  • Boodles
  • John and Susan Burns OBE
  • Cockayne
  • The Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation
  • David Fransen
  • Philipp Freise
  • Dunard Fund
  • Sandra and Anthony Gutman
  • Charles and Kaaren Hale
  • The Helen Hamlyn Trust
  • Marina Hobson OBE and The Hobson Charity
  • Charles Holloway
  • Alan and Caroline Howard
  • Mrs Philip Kan
  • Lord and Lady Laidlaw
  • Rena and Sandro Lavery
  • The London Community Foundation
  • Bertrand and Elisabeth Meunier
  • Dr Patrick Mueller
  • Melinda and Donald Quintin
  • Yvonne and Bjarne Rieber
  • The Jean Sainsbury Royal Opera House Fund
  • Kim Samuel
  • Peter Simon
  • Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson
  • The Wolfson Foundation
  • Anonymous donor (1)
Principal Benefactors
  • Sir Simon and Lady Robertson
  • AllSaints
  • The Derek Butler Trust
  • Coutts & Co
  • Don Quixote Foundation
  • Hamish and Sophie Forsyth
  • Beth Madison
  • The Margulies Family
  • Rothschild Foundation
  • The Anthony and Elizabeth Mellows Charitable Trust
  • John G. Turner & Jerry G. Fischer
  • Veuve Clicquot
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Yleana Arce Foundation
  • Anonymous donors (2)
Benefactors
  • American Express Services Europe Ltd
  • Mr and Mrs Edward Atkin CBE
  • Ingemo and Karl Otto Bonnier
  • Burberry 
  • Max and Nicole Cartellieri
  • Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Peggy Czyzak Dannenbaum
  • Richard Baker in memory of Delia Baker
  • Louise Baring and Eric Franck
  • Peter and Fiona Espenhahn
  • The Candide Trust
  • Baron and Baroness de Gunzburg
  • Sarah Dodd
  • Gini and Richard Gabbertas
  • The Goldhammer Foundation
  • Peter Harrison and Fiona Willis
  • Richard Hayden
  • Malcolm Herring
  • Simon and Tracey Holden
  • Clare Jakeman
  • Lady Joan Jarvis CBE
  • Mr and Mrs Christopher W.T. Johnston
  • Ralph and Yolande Kanza
  • The Karin Brass Memorial Fund
  • Alan G. Levin
  • The Estate of Mrs Gertrude Mary Looi
  • Crevan O'Grady & Jane McClenahan
  • Hélène and Jean Peters
  • The Polonsky Foundation
  • Victoria Robey OBE
  • The Sargent Charitable Trust
  • Susan and John Singer
  • Christopher and Sarah Smith
  • Rachael Stearns
  • Dr Timothy and Mrs Stone CBE
  • John Sunderland and George Shishkovsky
  • Mrs Trevor Sweete
  • The Late Tony Welsh
  • Maureen Wheeler
  • Charles Wilson and Rowena Olegario
  • Anonymous donor (1)
Principal Supporters
  • Spindrift Al Swaidi
  • Ian and Helen Andrews
  • GRoW @ Annenberg Foundation
  • The John Beckwith Charitable Trust
  • The Boltini Trust
  • Lorna and Christopher Bown
  • Katie Bradford
  • The John Browne Charitable Trust
  • Sue Butcher
  • Mrs Carolyn Calcutt
  • Mrs Andreas Medeiros Castro
  • The John S Cohen Foundation
  • Cothinkers
  • The Peter Cruddas Foundation
  • Culture Ireland
  • De Beers Jewellers
  • Mathias Döpfner
  • Ailsa and Jonathan Feroze
  • Graham S Fletcher
  • Frederick Ashton Foundation
  • Malcolm and Rosalind Gammie
  • Beth and Gary Glynn
  • The Robert Gavron Charitable Trust
  • Nicholas and Sylvia Gee
  • Roselle Godeaux
  • Sarah and Nigel Hammond
  • Josh and Layla Harris
  • The Headley Trust
  • Katrin and Christoph Henkel
  • Martin and Jane Houston
  • Isobar Compression Garments
  • The JP Jacobs Charitable Trust
  • Dr and Mrs Peter James
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • David and Clare Kershaw
  • The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation (UK)
  • Dame Zarine Kharas DBE
  • Ida Levine
  • Linden - Faith Golding Foundation
  • Isabelle and Adrian Mee
  • NRBY Clothing
  • Orinoco Foundation
  • Hamish Parker 
  • Sir Antonio and Lady Pappano
  • Marian and Gordon Pell
  • Nicholas and Suzanne Peters
  • The Porter Foundation UK
  • Professor Paul Cartledge and Judith Portrait OBE
  • Mr and Mrs Pozzi
  • Quintessentially
  • The Radcliffe Trust
  • Dr Barbara Reed
  • Rick Mather David Scrase Foundation
  • Paul Ridout
  • Kristina Rogge
  • Royal Academy Of Dance
  • Benoît and Catherine Savoret
  • The Lady Slynn of Hadley
  • Michael Smith
  • Stuart and Jill Steele
  • Jennifer Taylor MBE
  • TIOC Foundation
  • Eric Tomsett
  • The Constance Travis Charitable Trust
  • Professor Michael Trimble
  • Stephanie Tyrer
  • Adrienne Waterfield
  • Derek and Sheila Watson
  • Urs and Galya Weber
  • Danny and Lillan Wyler
  • Anonymous donors (2)
Supporters
  • Amar-Franses And Foster-Jenkins Trust
  • The Anson Charitable Trust
  • The Archie Sherman Charitable Trust
  • Banham Charitable Foundation
  • Brendan Barns
  • Geoff and Judith Batchelar
  • Helen Beaumont
  • Dr Bruce Bennett
  • Pat and Dirk Bister
  • Celia Blakey
  • Mr and Mrs Bolloré
  • Mr. Antonio Bonchristiano
  • Sally and Simon Borrows
  • Jennifer Bryant-Pearson and Leslie Perrin
  • Lady Rosemary Buchanan
  • Mr Paul Burbidge
  • CMi
  • Rosemary and Simon Cock
  • Kirsty Cooper
  • Liz Cratchley OBE
  • Anne-Marie Craven
  • Diaphonique
  • Essex Youth Trust
  • Louise Fluker
  • Annie Frankel
  • Francesca Fremantle
  • The Gatsby Charitable Foundation
  • Andrea Gawn
  • Frank Gelardin
  • Charles Glanville and James Hogan
  • The Gordon Foundation
  • Joan Granlund
  • Sherry and Michael Guthrie
  • Guy and Julia Hands
  • Rick and Janeen Haythornthwaite
  • Roger and Alison Heath
  • Jane Hemstritch
  • Marlies Hensel
  • Paul and Julia Horsnell
  • The Idlewild Trust
  • International Music and Art Foundation
  • Christine Jay
  • The Joseph Ettedgui Charitable Foundation
  • George Kingston
  • Mr and Mrs Aboudi Kosta
  • Dr Gwen Lewis and Dr Jonathan Holliday
  • Yuanbo Liu
  • Anne MacKenna
  • Alan McLean
  • David and Amanda Milne
  • The Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Trust
  • Anne Mowatt
  • The Mark Nickerson Charitable Settlement
  • Chris and Kathleen O’Kane
  • Astrid and Ulf Pagenkopf
  • Alexandra Perricone
  • Cressida Pollock and Daniel Luhde-Thompson
  • Carolyn and Michael Portillo
  • La Prairie
  • PRS for Music Foundation
  • The Rachel Charitable Trust
  • The Regatta Foundation
  • Sir John Ritblat and Lady Ritblat OBE
  • Bonnie Robinson
  • Georgia Rosengarten
  • Abigail Sargent
  • Christian and Béatrice Schlumberger
  • John and Tita Shakeshaft
  • Louise Sheaves
  • Sue Sheridan OBE
  • John and Mariavittoria Slamecka
  • Mary Stassinopoulos
  • Henriette and Manuel Stotz
  • Malcolm Strong
  • Elsbeth and Rijnhard van Tets
  • Priscilla Tillman
  • Malcolm and Alison Thwaites
  • Patrick Waller
  • The Woodward Charitable Trust
  • Nick and Juliet Wilkinson
  • The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers Charity
  • Anna and Paul White MBE
  • Amalaswintha Wolfsdorf
  • Anonymous donors (6)
ROH Young Philanthropists
  • Erik Berggren and Sara Andersson
  • Rosie Fetherstonhaugh
  • Claire Fitzpatrick
  • Ana Carolina M. Freitas
  • Umberto Hassan
  • Yuanbo Liu
  • Ulf Pagenkopf
  • Jean-Philippe Pogorzelski
  • Isabelle Pratt
  • Sebastian Rossavik
  • Ana Doria Sarbu
  • Charlotte Sutherell
  • Liuda Vaus
  • Anonymous donors (4)
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE CAPITAL APPEAL

Dame Vivien Duffield DBE Chairman

The Royal Opera House remains extremely grateful for the substantial support that was given to the Capital Appeal through the unique partnership between public and private sources: Arts Council England with National Lottery funds, The Floral Trust, The Linbury Trust, The Clore Foundation and The Vivien Duffield Foundation. The Royal Opera House is also grateful to the many thousands of others for their donations, which together enabled this new building in 1999.

Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation 

The Royal Opera House’s aim is for many more people to enjoy and engage in exceptional ballet and opera. Every donation you make plays an essential role in creating the art, artists, performance, learning and sharing that make the Royal Opera House what it is today. The Royal Opera House (registered charity – no 211775) acknowledges with gratitude the generosity and commitment of individuals, foundations and companies who, since our re-opening in 1999, have made an exceptional contribution to our work, in and beyond this building, especially the following: GRoW @ Annenberg Foundation, Lady Ashcroft, BP, Dianne and Michael Bienes, Celia Blakey, Peter Borender, The Bunting Family, The Derek Butler Trust, The Clore Duffield Foundation, Coutts & Co., The Peter Cruddas Foundation, The Dalriada Trust, The Danish Research Foundation, Dr Genevieve and Mr Peter Davies, Deloitte, Sir Lloyd and Lady Dorfman, Dunard Fund, The Paul Ferguson Memorial Fund, Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, Hamish and Sophie Forsyth, Garfield Weston Foundation, Roselle Godeaux, Sir Donald Gordon, Kenneth and Susan Green, Baron and Baroness de Gunzburg, The Helen Hamlyn Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Ronald and Marina Hobson, Alan and Caroline Howard, Aud Jebsen, Mrs Philip Kan, Doug and Ceri King, Frances Kirsh, Mrs Alfiya Askar Abulkhair and Timur Kuanyshev, Lord and Lady Laidlaw of Rothiemay, The Linbury Trust, Bertrand and Elisabeth Meunier, Tamar and Bob Manoukian, Marit Mohn, The Mohn Westlake Foundation, The Monument Trust, Oak Foundation, Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE, Mr Stefan Sten Olsson, Julia and Hans Rausing, Yvonne and Bjarne Rieber, Sir Simon and Lady Robertson, Sir Simon and Lady Robey, Rolex, The Gerald and Gail Ronson Family Foundation, Edmond J. Safra Foundation, Mrs Lily Safra, The Jean Sainsbury Royal Opera House Fund, Ian and Tina Taylor, Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson and Van Cleef & Arpels. We would also like to thank those who have made an exceptional contribution and wish to remain anonymous. 

GIFTS IN WILLS AND PHILANTHROPY TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE ENDOWMENT FUND

Every gift helps us to create and stage new works, revive heritage favourites and nurture future generations of talented performers and craftspeople. 

PATRONS OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

The Royal Opera House is extremely grateful for the generous and loyal support of the Patrons of the Royal Opera House. Patron membership offers individuals and companies the highest level of priority to the best seats and all dining facilities, and the maximum flexibility and convenience via an exceptional personal service. For more information please telephone +44 (0)20 7212 9269 or email patronsofcoventgarden@roh.org.uk.

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

Since 1969, the American Friends of Covent Garden have supported the work of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, including productions, education activities and tours around the world, fostering goodwill between the USA and UK.

FRIENDS OF COVENT GARDEN 

Since their founding in 1962 as the Friends of Covent Garden, our Friends have shown exceptional generosity and loyalty in their ongoing philanthropic support of the Royal Opera House. We wish to thank especially our Premium and Supporting Friends. 

The Royal Opera House also thanks the many donors not listed who support its work.

Last updated on 9 December 2023

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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)