English National Opera is founded on the belief that opera of the highest quality should be accessible to everyone.
ENO will be synonymous with making great opera accessible to the widest and most diverse audiences. We will continue to forge ground-breaking collaborations across art forms, and our world-class productions will inspire, surprise, and captivate. We will be recognised as the national centre of excellence for developing opera, and as the benchmark for nurturing new talent. We will reach out to communities who might think opera is not for them.
We will tell the world's most timeless stories, unforgettably.
For over a hundred years we have been dedicated to making the highest quality opera available to the widest possible audience – a mission as relevant today as it has ever been.
English National Opera is a charity that can trace its roots back to 1898. 2016 marks the 85th anniversary of the first performance of Carmen by the Vic-Wells Opera Company and 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of opera arriving at the London Coliseum.
Fundraising helps shape the future of this historic organisation
Your support helps us continue to create unforgettable experiences, at the London Coliseum and beyond, of the highest quality. It helps us keep opera accessible and expand and enhance our work in the fields of learning and participation and in talent development.
Having to be significantly less dependent on subsidy, we aim to increase our annual fundraising by a third by 2018 and, by then, to be better prepared than ever before to plan for the future.
Every donation will help us fulfil these ambitions
Your support has always been a critical part of our history and our success. We warmly invite you to play your part in the future of ENO.
ENO donors and sponsors get a unique insight into the life and work of this world-class organisation. Joining the ENO family provides unique, enjoyable, memorable experiences and makes a real impact on our work.
You can become a Friend, a Patron, a Corporate Partner or a donor to a particular project, programme or production – whatever particularly inspires or interests you about our work.
By the end of 2018, thanks to your support, we will have shaped our future, transformed the way that we work and laid the foundations for a number of bold, ambitious and transformative projects that will place ENO centre stage for years to come.
There has never been a better time than now to support English National Opera.