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Annual reviews and funding sources

Information about ENO’s income and funding sources, plus annual reviews.

ENO is funded through the Arts Council England grant (2013/14: £17,470,853) and self-generated income through ticket sales, production and theatre rental, co-production contributions and the generous donations of individuals, companies and trusts.

In the 2013/14 year for every pound of public subsidy, ENO raises an equivalent amount through these sources:

  • grants: 48%
  • ticket sales: 25%
  • commerical exploitation: 15%
  • sponsorship and donations: 11%

In creating a high number of new productions each year, ENO nurtures a wide range of creative talent and ideas and creates exciting work for UK and international audiences.

The company also provides more jobs and opportunities for British opera talent than any other opera employer and invests in the future of opera through a number of talent development programmes.

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.

Annual reviews