Philanthropists and Sponsors

The Royal Opera House wants to open up the world of ballet and opera to many more people. Thanks to the exceptional generosity and commitment of Arts Council England, individual philanthropists, Patrons, Friends, trusts and foundations, legacies and companies we can create thrilling performances that transport you and audiences across the globe to new worlds.

The Royal Opera House Principals
  • Julia and Hans Rausing
Season Principals
  • The Clore Duffield Foundation
  • Aline Foriel-Destezet
  • Alex and Elena Gerko
  • Aud Jebsen
  • The Linbury Trust
  • Oak Foundation
  • Bob and Tamar Manoukian
  • The Mohn Westlake Foundation
  • Mr Stefan Sten Olsson and Mr John Tierney
  • Rolex
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
Chairman’s Circle
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • The Bunting Family
  • Sir Lloyd and Lady Dorfman OBE
  • The Kirsh Foundation
  • Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE
  • Sir Simon and Lady Robey
  • Dame Tina Taylor DBE and The Taylor Family Foundation
Ambassadors
  • The BAND Trust
  • Sir Mick and Lady Barbara Davis
  • Ricki Gail and Robert Conway
  • Dunard Fund
  • Paul Hamlyn Education Fund
  • The Gerald and Gail Ronson Family Foundation
  • The Foyle Foundation
  • Thompson Family Charitable Trust
  • Kenneth and Susan Green
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
Director’s Circle
  • Lady Ashcroft
  • Christopher and Cynthia Bake
  • Tim Ashley and John Booth
  • Mrs Alfiya Askar Abulkhair and Timur Kuanyshev
  • Mikhail Bakhtiarov
  • Mercedes T. Bass
  • Georgie Black
  • Boodles
  • John and Susan Burns OBE
  • Cockayne
  • The Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation
  • Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels
  • David Fransen
  • Philipp Freise
  • Sandra and Anthony Gutman
  • Charles and Kaaren Hale
  • The Helen Hamlyn Trust
  • Charles Holloway
  • Alan and Caroline Howard
  • Huo Family Foundation
  • The John Browne Charitable Trust
  • Mrs Philip Kan
  • Doug and Ceri King
  • The London Community Foundation
  • Bertrand and Elisabeth Meunier
  • Dr Patrick Mueller
  • Melinda and Donald Quintin
  • Yvonne and Bjarne Rieber
  • The Jean Sainsbury Royal Opera House Fund
  • Kim Samuel
  • Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson
  • The Wolfson Foundation
  • Yleana Arce Foundation
  • Anonymous (2)
Principal Benefactors
  • Sir Simon and Lady Robertson
  • AllSaints
  • The Derek Butler Trust
  • Coutts & Co
  • Crevan O'Grady and Jane McClenahan
  • Don Quixote Foundation
  • Francesca Storey-Harris In memory of Judy Harris
  • Hamish and Sophie Forsyth
  • Marina Hobson OBE and The Hobson Charity
  • Lord and Lady Laidlaw
  • The Margulies Family
  • Rothschild Foundation
  • The Anthony and Elizabeth Mellows Charitable Trust
  • John G. Turner & Jerry G. Fischer
  • Veuve Clicquot
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Anonymous donors (2)
Benefactors
  • American Express Services
    Europe Ltd
  • Mr and Mrs Edward Atkin CBE
  • Richard Baker
  • Louise Baring and Eric Franck
  • Mr and Mrs Baha Bassatne
  • Celia Blakey
  • Ingemo and Karl Otto Bonnier
  • Burberry
  • The Candide Trust
  • Jonathan Caplan
  • Max and Nicole Cartellieri
  • Sarah Dodd
  • Peter and Fiona Espenhahn
  • Jay Franke and David Herro
  • The Goldhammer Foundation
  • GRoW @ Annenberg Foundation
  • Peter Harrison and Fiona Willis
  • Richard Hayden
  • Malcolm Herring
  • Malcolm and Rosalind Gammie
  • Simon and Tracey Holden
  • Clare Jakeman
  • Lady Joan Jarvis CBE
  • Mr and Mrs Christopher W.T. Johnston
  • The Karin Brass Memorial Fund
  • Alan G. Levin
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • The Estate of Mrs Gertrude
  • Mary Looi
  • Beth Madison
  • Hélène and Jean Peters
  • The Polonsky Foundation
  • Victoria Robey OBE
  • The Sargent Charitable Trust
  • Peter Simon
  • Susan and John Singer
  • Christopher and Sarah Smith
  • John Sunderland and
  • George Shishkovsky
  • Mrs Trevor Swete
  • Maureen Wheeler
  • Anonymous (1)
Principal Supporters
  • Ken and Richard Beattie
  • Greg Bethel
  • The Boltini Trust
  • Lorna and Christopher Bown
  • Katie Bradford
  • Mr Paul Burbidge
  • Sue Butcher
  • Mrs Carolyn Calcutt
  • Mrs Andrea Medeiros Castro
  • Chacott
  • The John S Cohen Foundation
  • The Colwinston Charitable Trust
  • The Peter Cruddas Foundation
  • Culture Ireland
  • Peggy Czyzak Dannenbaum
  • De Beers Jewellers
  • Mathias Döpfner
  • Ailsa and Jonathan Feroze
  • Graham S Fletcher
  • Nicky Fletcher
  • Frederick Ashton Foundation
  • The Gatsby Charitable Foundation
  • The Robert Gavron Charitable Trust
  • Nicholas and Sylvia Gee
  • Roselle Godeaux
  • Whitney Gore and Pierre Chaboussant
  • Joan Granlund
  • Josh Harris and Layla Nemazee
  • The Headley Trust
  • Katrin and Christoph Henkel
  • Martin and Jane Houston
  • Isobar Compression Garments
  • The JP Jacobs Charitable Trust
  • Dr and Mrs Peter James
  • Christopher Jones
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • David and Clare Kershaw
  • The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation (UK)
  • Dame Zarine Kharas DBE
  • Athena P S Ko
  • Mr and Mrs Aboudi Kosta
  • Ida Levine
  • Linden - Faith Golding Foundation
  • John McGinn and Cary Davis
  • Isabelle and Adrian Mee
  • Amanda and David Milne KC
  • Odile and Marc Mourre
  • NRBY Clothing
  • Orinoco Foundation
  • Hamish Parker
  • Sir Antonio and Lady Pappano
  • Marian and Gordon Pell
  • Nicholas and Suzanne Peters
  • The Porter Foundation UK
  • Professor Paul Cartledge and Judith Portrait OBE
  • Mr and Mrs Pozzi
  • Quintessentially
  • The Radcliffe Trust
  • Dr Barbara Reed
  • Rick Mather David
  • Scrase Foundation
  • Joanna and Michael Richards
  • Paul Ridout
  • Kristina Rogge
  • Royal Academy Of Dance
  • Abigail Sargent
  • Benoît and Catherine Savoret
  • The Lady Slynn of Hadley
  • Louise Sheaves
  • Ina De and James Spicer
  • Rachael Stearns
  • Stuart and Jill Steele
  • Jennifer Taylor MBE
  • The Thistle Trust
  • TIOC Foundation
  • Eric Tomsett
  • The Constance Travis Charitable Trust
  • Stephanie Tyrer
  • Adrienne Waterfield
  • Urs and Gayla Weber
  • Simon and Glenda Weil
  • Danny and Lillian Wyler
  • Nicky Fletcher
  • Anonymous (1)
Supporters
  • Amar-Franses and Foster- Jenkins Trust
  • The Anson Charitable Trust
  • The Archie Sherman Charitable Trust
  • Banham Charitable Foundation
  • Brendan Barns
  • Geoff and Judith Batchelar
  • Helen Beaumont
  • Carolin and Dietrich Becker
  • Dr Bruce Bennett
  • Pat and Dirk Bister
  • Mr and Mrs Bolloré
  • Mr. Antonio Bonchristiano
  • Sally and Simon Borrows
  • Evan Breibart and Claudia Restis
  • Rosemary Buchanan
  • CMi
  • Rosemary and Simon Cock
  • Kirsty Cooper
  • Liz Cratchley OBE
  • Anne-Marie Craven
  • Jessica de Rothschild
  • Diaphonique
  • Eggardon Trust
  • Essex Youth Trust
  • Louise Fluker
  • Annie Frankel
  • Francesca Fremantle
  • Gini and Richard Gabbertas
  • Howard Gatiss
  • Andrea Gawn
  • Frank Gelardin
  • Charles Glanville and James Hogan
  • The Gordon Foundation
  • Karen Green
  • Sherry and Michael Guthrie
  • Guy and Julia Hands
  • Rick and Janeen Haythornthwaite
  • Roger and Alison Heath
  • Jane Hemstritch AO
  • Marlies Hensel
  • Paul and Julia Horsnell
  • The Idlewild Trust
  • International Music and Art Foundation
  • Christine Jay
  • Claire Jeffs
  • The Joseph Ettedgui Charitable Foundation
  • George Kingston
  • Wendy Lee-Graham
  • Dr Gwen Lewis and Dr Jonathan Holliday
  • Yuanbo Liu
  • Stephen and Dina Lucas
  • Anne MacKenna
  • Alan McLean
  • Dr Claire McShane
  • The Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Trust
  • Anne Mowatt
  • The Mark Nickerson Charitable Settlement
  • Chris and Kathleen O’Kane
  • Astrid and Ulf Pagenkopf
  • Alexandra Perricone
  • Cressida Pollock and Daniel Luhde-Thompson
  • Carolyn and Michael Portillo
  • La Prairie
  • Alexis and Frances Prenn
  • PRS for Music Foundation
  • The Regatta Foundation
  • Jamie Ritblat
  • Sir John Ritblat and Lady Ritblat OBE
  • Bonnie Robinson
  • Georgia Rosengarten
  • Gisbert Ruehl
  • Christian and Béatrice Schlumberger
  • John and Tita Shakeshaft
  • Sue Sheridan OBE
  • John and Mariavittoria Slamecka
  • Mary Stassinopoulos
  • Henriette and Manuel Stotz
  • Malcolm Strong
  • Elsbeth and Rijnhard van Tets
  • Priscilla Tillman
  • Malcolm and Alison Thwaites
  • Professor Michael Trimble
  • Derek and Sheila Watson
  • The Woodward Charitable Trust
  • Nick and Juliet Wilkinson
  • The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers Charity
  • Anna and Paul White MBE
  • Amalaswintha Wolfsdorf
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Anonymous (6)
ROH Young Philanthropists
  • Mr and Mrs Erik Berggren
  • Elly Brindle
  • Xiaomeng 'Cherry' Cheng
  • Rosie Fetherstonhaugh
  • Claire Fitzpatrick
  • Umberto Hassan
  • Yuanbo Liu
  • Ana Carolina M. Freitas
  • Ulf Pagenkopf
  • Isabelle Pratt
  • Sebastian Rossavik
  • Ana Doria Sarbu
  • Charlotte Sutherell
  • Liuda Vaus
  • Emma Wardle
  • Anonymous (2)
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE CAPITAL APPEAL

Dame Vivien Duffield DBE Chairman

The Royal Opera House remains extremely grateful for the substantial support that was given to the Capital Appeal through the unique partnership between public and private sources: Arts Council England with National Lottery funds, The Floral Trust, The Linbury Trust, The Clore Foundation and The Vivien Duffield Foundation. The Royal Opera House is also grateful to the many thousands of others for their donations, which together enabled this new building in 1999.

Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation 

The Royal Opera House’s aim is for many more people to enjoy and engage in exceptional ballet and opera. Every donation you make plays an essential role in creating the art, artists, performance, learning and sharing that make the Royal Opera House what it is today. The Royal Opera House (registered charity – no 211775) acknowledges with gratitude the generosity and commitment of individuals, foundations and companies who, since our re-opening in 1999, have made an exceptional contribution to our work, in and beyond this building, especially the following: GRoW @ Annenberg Foundation, Lady Ashcroft, BP, Dianne and Michael Bienes, Celia Blakey, Peter Borender, The Bunting Family, The Derek Butler Trust, The Clore Duffield Foundation, Coutts & Co., The Peter Cruddas Foundation, The Dalriada Trust, The Danish Research Foundation, Dr Genevieve and Mr Peter Davies, Deloitte, Sir Lloyd and Lady Dorfman, Dunard Fund, The Paul Ferguson Memorial Fund, Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, Hamish and Sophie Forsyth, Garfield Weston Foundation, Roselle Godeaux, Sir Donald Gordon, Kenneth and Susan Green, Baron and Baroness de Gunzburg, The Helen Hamlyn Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Ronald and Marina Hobson, Alan and Caroline Howard, Aud Jebsen, Mrs Philip Kan, Doug and Ceri King, Frances Kirsh, Mrs Alfiya Askar Abulkhair and Timur Kuanyshev, Lord and Lady Laidlaw of Rothiemay, The Linbury Trust, Bertrand and Elisabeth Meunier, Tamar and Bob Manoukian, Marit Mohn, The Mohn Westlake Foundation, The Monument Trust, Oak Foundation, Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE, Mr Stefan Sten Olsson, Julia and Hans Rausing, Yvonne and Bjarne Rieber, Sir Simon and Lady Robertson, Sir Simon and Lady Robey, Rolex, The Gerald and Gail Ronson Family Foundation, Edmond J. Safra Foundation, Mrs Lily Safra, The Jean Sainsbury Royal Opera House Fund, Ian and Tina Taylor, Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson and Van Cleef & Arpels. We would also like to thank those who have made an exceptional contribution and wish to remain anonymous. 

GIFTS IN WILLS AND PHILANTHROPY TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE ENDOWMENT FUND

Every gift helps us to create and stage new works, revive heritage favourites and nurture future generations of talented performers and craftspeople. 

PATRONS OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

The Royal Opera House is extremely grateful for the generous and loyal support of the Patrons of the Royal Opera House. Patron membership offers individuals and companies the highest level of priority to the best seats and all dining facilities, and the maximum flexibility and convenience via an exceptional personal service. For more information please telephone +44 (0)20 7212 9269 or email patronsofcoventgarden@roh.org.uk.

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

Since 1969, the American Friends of Covent Garden have supported the work of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, including productions, education activities and tours around the world, fostering goodwill between the USA and UK.

FRIENDS OF COVENT GARDEN 

Since their founding in 1962 as the Friends of Covent Garden, our Friends have shown exceptional generosity and loyalty in their ongoing philanthropic support of the Royal Opera House. We wish to thank especially our Premium and Supporting Friends. 

The Royal Opera House also thanks the many donors not listed who support its work.

Last updated on 9 December 2023

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Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales (Company number 480523) Charity Registered (Number 211775)