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Interested, curious, passionate, engaged? Our Friends share in the future of Opera in Northern Ireland.

Thanks to the success of Northern Ireland Opera since our first performance in 2011, opera is now one of the most exciting art forms in this country. To build a sustainable future for opera, nurturing young Northern Irish opera singers and developing an increasingly ambitious opera programme, we need the support of opera lovers everywhere.
With your sustained support, we can achieve much, much more. Our ambition is to be recognised as one of the leading opera companies in Europe, producing regular and frequent operas of exceptional quality and innovation, and creating a cultural environment in Northern Ireland that supports young talent and encourages people of all ages and from all parts of society to experience and enjoy.

Sean Raffery, Patron, Northern Ireland Opera

Your support will help develop local talent through our Studio programme and Festival of Voice, and introduce opera to new audiences through our evolving programmes and initiatives.

Why not become a member of our Opera Family? There are several ways to do this, and for as little as £4 a month, find the one that works for you.

£50  Friends Community (£20 Students)

  • Dedicated quarterly Friends newsletter/letter with the all the latest news, updates and behind-the-scenes from the company
  • Exclusive ticket offers


£100  Supporting Friends (£150 per couple)

All of the benefits above, as well as:

  •  Invitations to special events
  • A free copy of the programme for our productions


 £250  Contributing Friends (£400 per couple)

All of the benefits above, as well as:

  • Invitations to meet the Cast and Creative Teams
  • Exclusive backstage and rehearsal room visits


£500  Benefactors (£700 per couple)

All of the benefits above, as well as:

  •  An annual invitation to a private exclusive event hosted by Northern Ireland Opera’s Artistic Director

To join us please contact Clíona Donnelly at

If you would like to contribute in a different way, please get in touch and we can tailor-make a programme to suit your interests.

Northern Ireland Opera has benefitted from valuable support from a number of Trusts and Foundations, if you would like to contribute please contact Clíona Donnelly at