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Friends events

ENO Friends have the opportunity to attend a series of exclusive events.

ENO Friends membership is a great way to get involved with the work of our award-winning company.

In recognition of your support, we extend a range of privileges that allow Friends to engage more closely with ENO.

Dress rehearsals

Find out more about dress rehearsals, a unique opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes.

ENO Friends Events in 2016/17

Priority booking is in place for ENO Friends’ Events 2016/17:

  • Ensemble and Company Friends can book from 10am, Monday, 15 August 2016
  • Duet and Solo Friends can book from 10am, Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Behind-the-Scenes at ENO: Talk & Theatre Tour

Monday 26 September, 6-8.30pm at the London Coliseum. Tickets £20

Opera Now: With composers Ryan Wigglesworth, Nico Muhly and Iain Bell

Wednesday 5 October, 7-9pm at the London Coliseum. Tickets £30
Hosted by Lucie Skeaping, presenter of BBC Radio 3

Opera Preview: Lulu

Tuesday 11 October, 6-7.30pm at the London Coliseum. Tickets £15
With William Kentridge, Luc De Wit, Graeme Danby and Nicky Spence

Friends’ Night: Don Giovanni

Thursday 13 October, 7pm at the London Coliseum. A range of ticket packages are available including private drinks & canapé receptions and a post-show party.

An Evening with… Sarah Connolly

Tuesday 18 October, 7-9pm at Lilian Baylis House. Tickets £30

Lulu: Stage & Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday 2 November, 2-5pm at the London Coliseum. Tickets £15
For Company Friends

From The Bard to Britten: Exploring Shakespeare in Opera

Thursday 3 Nov, 7-9pm at The Groucho Club. Tickets £35
With Rory Kinnear, Ryan Wigglesworth and Shakespeare expert Paul Prescott

Please note this event has now sold out. Please contact the Development Office on 020 7845 9241 to be added to the waiting list for returns.

Friends’ Night: The Pearl Fishers

Friday 18 November, 7.30pm at the London Coliseum. A range of ticket packages are available including private drinks & canapé receptions and a post-show party.

ENO Harewood Artists Masterclass with sopranos Rebecca Evans and Rhian Lois

Monday 21 November, 7-9pm at Lilian Baylis House. Tickets £30

An Evening with… the ENO Orchestra

Thursday 19 January, 7-9pm at a private home in Kensington. Tickets £30
Talk and chamber performance by members of the ENO Orchestra

Opera Preview: The Winter’s Tale

Monday 6 February, 6-8pm at the London Coliseum. Tickets £15
With Iain Paterson, Ryan Wigglesworth and Leigh Melrose

Friends’ Night: Rigoletto

Wednesday 8 February, 7.30pm at the London Coliseum. A range of ticket packages are available including private drinks & canapé receptions and a post-show party.

ENO Harewood Artists Performance

Monday 13 February, 7-9pm at a private home in Kensington. Tickets £25
With Eleanor Dennis, Matthew Durkan, Samantha Price & David Webb

The Winter’s Tale: Stage & Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday 22 February, 10.30am-1.30pm at the London Coliseum. Tickets £15
For Company Friends

An Evening with… Andrew Shore

Tuesday 7 March, 7-9pm at Lilian Baylis House. Tickets £30

Friends’ Night: The Winter’s Tale

Wednesday 8 March, 7.30pm at the London Coliseum. A range of ticket packages are available including private drinks & canapé receptions and a post-show party.

For each event, doors will open approximately 10 minutes prior to the published start time.

More events will be announced soon including the Spring Gala on 27 March, Friends’ Nights at the next ENO Musical and at Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, and a trip to Blackpool.

Friends’ Nights are a new benefit of your support as a Friend where you have an exclusive opportunity to see an ENO production, tour the set, and enjoy a post-show party with the production’s cast and creative team. It’s a unique opportunity to enjoy special access at great value for money, so do join us for a Patrons’ Night if you haven’t already booked for the new season! A range of packages are available:

  • Balcony Packages £35* and Upper Circle Packages £65* include a ticket to the production, a private drinks & canapé reception and a post-show party.
  • Dress Circle Packages £100* includes the above, plus a production programme.
  • Stalls Packages £125* includes the above, plus a tour of the stage.

*Prices for The Winter’s Tale will differ in accordance with the different pricing structure for the production:

  • Upper Circle Package £45
  • Dress Circle Package £85
  • Stalls Package £100