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Why support us?

Every shoe, sequin, orchestral part and lighting gel comes at a price. And without skilled footwear supervisors, workroom managers, armourers, music librarians, stage managers and technicians, no production would reach the stage. That's why the £26 million you contribute each year, through donations small and large, is so important.

Whenever you make a gift to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation, become a Friend or Patron or leave a gift in your will, you play a crucial role in creating extraordinary performances, outstanding craftsmanship and inspiring learning and participation projects.

Everybody has a part to play. Play yours today.

How to support us

Become a member

We are so lucky to have such passionate Friends and Patrons; in return for their generous support we offer several levels of advance information, priority booking and added benefits.

Make a donation

Whether you choose to donate when you buy a ticket, name a seat in the auditorium, buy raffle tickets or donate to an appeal, your generosity underpins everything we do.

Leave a lasting legacy

Let your love of opera and ballet live on by leaving a gift in your will to the Royal Opera House.

Corporate Partnerships

We thrive on creating ambitious, mutually beneficial partnerships that offer brand alignment with one of the world’s greatest artistic homes.

Trusts and Foundations

Through grants in support of commissioning, learning and participation, capital projects, and developing the next generation of artists and craftspeople, trusts and foundations play a crucial role in enabling us to enrich people's lives through opera and ballet.

Contact us

For enquiries about supporting the Royal Opera House please telephone +44 (0)20 7212 9516 or email

For the Friends' Office telephone +44 (0)20 7212 9268 or email

For the Patrons' Team telephone +44 (0)20 7212 9397 or email

News and features

  1. 10 November 2016

    ‘A rare and incredible gift’ – Young choreographers on being mentored by Wayne McGregor

    Four up-and-coming artists speak about McGregor’s championing of the next generation of dancemakers.

  2. 13 July 2016

    Seat stories: The personal tales behind the brass plaques

    Opera and ballet enthusiasts from around the world have chosen to commemorate loved ones, give gifts or mark favourite spots by naming a seat in the auditorium.

  3. 19 May 2016

    Update for Friends of Covent Garden: May 2016

    Although the close of the 2015/16 Season is on the horizon, some must-see operas and ballets remain, including Verdi's Il trovatore.