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Trusts and Foundations

The new production of Frankenstein (pictured above) was made possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters, including The Monument Trust.

Grants from trusts and foundations play a crucial role in bringing opera and ballet to thousands of people every year. From children learning to sing and dance, to older people seeing a performance at Covent Garden for the first time, the breadth of our work is made possible by the continuing generosity and commitment of trusts and foundations. Your support will enable us to:

  • Add to the rich canon of British opera and ballet through the commissioning of new work;
  • Stage new productions of classic repertory, alongside existing celebrated productions;
  • Welcome first-time audiences to performances in an accessible and engaging manner;
  • Nurture emerging artists through workshop and performance opportunities;
  • Offer formal apprenticeships to young people at the very start of their backstage careers;
  • Engage children and their families in creative activities;
  • Support schools and teachers in delivering creative and cultural education to thousands of children nationally every year;
  • Reach out beyond London to work with communities experiencing a limited cultural offer and promote lifelong learning;
  • Enhance our technical and production facilities;
  • Restore, conserve and exhibit our extensive archival collections, opening up the rich history of the Royal Opera House to the world.

Find out more:

Please call us on +44 (0)20 7212 9369 or email if you are interested in becoming involved.

We are deeply grateful to the many trusts and foundations currently supporting our work on stage and behind the scenes. Our supporters include:

The Annenberg Foundation and Welcome Performances

Since 2011 we have welcomed nearly 15,000 families to the Royal Opera House who have never seen an opera or ballet before.

The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation and Monday Moves

Each week in Monday Moves ten participants take part in a ballet class taught by a former Royal Ballet dancer in the De Valois Studio.

The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Cover Awards

The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Cover Awards selects promising artists to cover roles in Royal Opera productions.

The Derek Butler Trust and the ROH Apprenticeships Scheme

The ROH Apprenticeships Scheme aim to provide fit-for-purpose training across the cultural industries.