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Annual reviews and funding sources

ENO is funded through our Arts Council England grant and through self-generated income through ticket sales, production and theatre rental, co-production contributions and the generous donations of individuals, companies and trusts.

Our public subsidy supports not only our performances on stage but also our position as the largest employer and training ground for British operatic talent in the world. We are also responsible for the management of our home, the London Coliseum, which is an important venue for performances from other publicly subsidised arts organisations.

In the 2015/16 financial year over 1.3 million people came to one of our live performances, listened to one of our Radio 3 broadcasts, watched one of our operas on Sky Arts or in cinemas as part of ENO Screen, or enjoyed one of our international co-productions around the world. Although live performance at the London Coliseum is at the very heart of what we do, our reach extends well beyond this both in the UK and internationally.

Donations and sponsorship help us to create the future of opera by breaking new artistic ground and producing stunning work which thrills our audiences. We are extremely grateful to all those who support ENO.