Be Our Friend

OperaUpClose needs you!

We do not receive regular funding, so we rely on box office sales and generous support from members of the public who share our artistic vision and believe in our work.

This year we will produce new productions of Bizet’s Carmen and the European premiere of our first family opera, Ulla’s Odyssey, as well as touring La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, The Elixir of Love, La Bohème and The Barber of Seville to theatres all over the country.

Behind the scenes, we pride ourselves on developing the careers of artists and creatives both on and off the stage – not only with providing performers with the opportunity to tackle new roles in a supportive environment, but with recent graduates from our trainee director and producer programmes going on to work for companies such as the Royal Opera House and the RSC, and our Flourish new opera writing competition discovering and showcasing the future of opera.

We’re developing our community programme, with workshops for teenagers exploring the themes and music of Carmen and lots of activity for younger children around Ulla’s Odyssey. We’re also committed to keeping our prices down so that exciting music theatre is accessible to everyone. Even when our shows sell out (as, thanks to our audiences, they often do) we still need to raise £130,000 every year just to survive.

That’s why we’d like you to join our Friends & Patrons scheme. You’ll have the chance to become more involved with the work we do and enjoy special benefits. As well as priority booking, Friends and Patrons receive invitations to events including pre-show talks with the directors, orchestrators and musical directors; post-show receptions with the singers; and sneak previews of set designs and production plans.

If you would like to get closer to our work, while helping us continue to produce high-quality opera at affordable prices, there are a number of ways to do so:

 

Become a Friend

Receive:

  • Our regular audience updates
  • Our quarterly NewsUpClose Friends' & Patrons' newsletter, from the Artistic Director
  • Acknowledgement on our website
  • Priority ticket booking in advance of the general public
  • Invitations to Friends' events, including 'tasters' of productions

By Direct Debit
£2 per month (totals £24 per year) CLICK HERE TO JOIN
£3 per month joint (totals £36 per year) CLICK HERE TO JOIN

By One-Off Payment Online
£25 for a year membership (£40 joint). Click the button below to be sent to our secure payment site.

Become a Friend for a year

 

Become a Patron - Key to the stage Door

Receive all of the above, plus:

  • Acknowledgement in our programmes
  • A complimentary programme for every new OperaUpClose production, on request at the theatre
  • Invitations to Patrons' events

By Direct Debit
£12 per month (totals £144 per year) CLICK HERE TO JOIN
£16 per month joint (totals £192 per year) CLICK HERE TO JOIN

By One-Off Payment Online
£150 for a year membership (£200 joint). Click the button below to fill out a payment form.

 

Become a Patron- Key to the Dressing Room

You will receive all of the above, plus:

  • A complimentary programme, signed by the librettist, for every OperaUpClose production posted to you
  • Invitations to rehearsals
  • Opportunities to meet the cast
  • Reserved area of theatre bar for interval drinks*

By Direct Debit
£41 per month (totals £492 per year) CLICK HERE TO JOIN

By One-Off Payment Online
£500 per year. Click the button below to fill out a payment form.

 

Become a Patron- Key to the Opera House

Receive all of the above, plus:

  • Invitations to meet the Artistic Director and Production teams
  • Drinks with the cast after performances 
  • Reserved seats for any OperaUpClose performance**
  • 'House' seats for any sold out performances** 

By Direct Debit
£83 per month (totals £996 per year) CLICK HERE TO JOIN

By One-Off Payment Online
£1000 per year. Click the button below to fill out a payment form.

 
 

* at Soho Theatre (at other venues when possible) 
** on request


Gift Aid your donation

Would you like to Gift Aid your donation? If you are a UK taxpayer, simply download and complete this Gift Aid Declaration and Gift Aid will be applied to all donations we receive from you from now on.