Join us today and discover just how rewarding Friendship can be
Our Friends are ENO’s core supporters, sharing our passion for presenting world-class distinctive opera in English to the widest possible audience.
Ticket revenue covers less than a third of the costs of producing opera. The financial contribution of the Friends is vital and helps ENO to realise its mission. ENO is the UK’s most groundbreaking producer of new opera productions, collaborating with artists from the world of dance, visual arts, film, theatre and opera to create works that inspire and engage. In recognition of your support, we extend a range of privileges that allow Friends to engage more closely with the company.
Enjoy priority booking ahead of the general public, behind-the-scenes access at the London Coliseum and have the opportunity to attend dress rehearsals and events with company artists. Friends are among the first to hear about the forthcoming productions and each season you sponsor a new ENO production.
Membership of the Friends is a great way to get involved with the work of our award-winning Company. Join us today and invest in the future of opera.
Levels of Support
Solo Friends £50 annually or £4.20/month by Direct Debit
Duet Friends £90 annually or £7.50/month by Direct Debit
- Access to dress rehearsal tickets from only £7*
- Invitations to attend special events and a chance to meet ENO artists
- Priority booking for ENO performances
- Inside ENO magazine and regular mailings
- Supporting the work of an award-winning company
*Solo Friends are entitled to book 1 ticket for each dress rehearsal and the pre-dress rehearsal talk. Duet Friends will receive one mailing and are entitled to book for 2 tickets for each dress rehearsal and the pre-dress rehearsal talk.
If you want to be connected with the work of the Company and have access to behind-the-scenes and preview activities, join as an Ensemble or Company Friend.
Ensemble Friends £175 annually or £14.60/month by Direct Debit
receive all the Duet Friend benefits as above plus:
- Enhanced priority booking for dress rehearsals and events
- The opportunity to invite up to 3 guests to the Friends events
- Invitations to selected interval drinks receptions at dress rehearsals
- Recognition in the Friends supported production programme - 1 per season
- Recognition in the Friends magazine, Inside ENO - 1 per season
Company Friends £400 annually or £33.40/month by Direct Debit
receive all of the Ensemble benefits as above, plus:
- Enhanced advance information, including Season press release
- Access to 2 music rehearsals a season
- Invitation to 1 Patron event and post event supper per season (For example, a talk by a director or singer followed by an intimate supper)
- Invitation to Season launch event with the Artistic Director
- Invitations to exclusive company recitals and receptions
Give the gift of membership with a gift membership to the Friends of ENO
Friends membership is the gift that lasts the whole year long and for all occasions, makes the perfect gift for any opera lover allowing them to enjoy the benefits that membership brings.
Gift memberships are available at any of the levels shown above and the welcome pack can either be sent directly to the recipient with a message from you, or to you to present the gift yourself.
For more information or to purchase a gift membership call the Friends office on 020 7845 9420 or email email@example.com.
Here's what Friends have to say about ENO's Friends programme:
"Being a Friend of ENO has not only enriched my experience of opera over the years but has also inspired a strong sense of loyalty towards the Company. I am proud to support a company that is willing to take creative risks to extend the boundaries of this art form whilst celebrating the joys of its more traditional repertoire."
"I especially enjoy the events series. It is always very enlightening to hear artists or directors speak about their work. These events are well planned, informal and there is always a great atmosphere."
"We like meeting other Friends who share the same interests and have the satisfaction of contributing to an organisation which gives us so much pleasure. Our advice is: invest in the Friends of ENO. You will find it pays excellent dividends"
Eric & Sylvia Sklar
For further information or to join please contact Katherine or Jenni in the Friends office on 020 7845 9420 or email Friends@eno.org.
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ENO Young Patrons
ENO Young Patrons is a membership scheme and social network for young professionals (under the age of 40) who have an interest in opera and want to hear more.
Each season, we host a series of events giving you the chance to see some of the most exciting and innovative productions in London and go behind the scenes. Membership begins at £60 per year and you can join now.
The Death of Klinghoffer
Sat 25 Feb 12 - Fri 09 Mar 12
The London stage premiere of Adams's intensely expressive opera