#LoveENO

The ENO was set up to bring opera for everyone more than 90 years ago. Find out here how your support can make sure we can for many more years to come.

Please sign our petition and share on your social channels using #loveENO. Please also use this hashtag to share how much the ENO means to you.

On Friday 4 November Arts Council England announced the removal of ENO’s NPO (National Portfolio Organisation) status and consequent funding cut. The ENO was set up to bring opera for everyone and has been doing this very successfully for nearly 92 years:

  • 1 in 7 attendees to ENO are under 35
  • 50% of our audience are opera first timers
  • Tickets are totally free to under 21s (and starting at £10 for everyone else)
  • In our 21/22 season, over half of ENO’s audience came from outside of London
  • ENO hosts regular relaxed performances for people with additional accessibility needs at the London Coliseum

ENO is the training ground for the artistic talent of the future:

  • For over 90 years, ENO has showcased the best of British operatic talent on its stages – over 80% are British or British-trained
  • Since 1998, ENO has nurtured over 70 emerging singers through the ENO Harewood Programme, all of whom regularly return to the company and work internationally at the highest level
  • ENO was the first company in the UK to introduce fellowships for orchestral musicians, choristers and directors from the Global Majority and we’re currently recruiting for a Chorus Fellowship for Disabled People.

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ENO Engage exists to open new possibilities for opera in people’s lives. We work with health trusts, schools, community organisations and partners across the country.

In our 2021/22 season:

  • ENO Engage programmes reached 163,515 people, online or in-person

Including:

  • 78 NHS Trusts partnered with us on ENO Breathe, our breathing-retraining-through-singing programme
  • 800 schools, in London and nationally
  • 18,000 primary school viewers watched our new Sky Kids TV show

In total, £50m has been pulled from London’s arts funding. This will be devastating to the UK’s position as a global cultural powerhouse.

Please sign our petition and share on your social channels using #loveENO. Please also use this hashtag to share how much the ENO means to you.

Can I do more?

Thank you for showing that you #LoveENO

Yes, could you write to your local MP?

Download the template letter for your local MP (.docx)

Find your local MP’s contact details

Yes, you can purchase items from our ‘Choose Opera’ range.