PATRON MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMME UK

Your gift will enable Cape Town Opera to provide training and performance opportunities to South African singers and broaden access to opera through:
Employment for performing artists and production staff
Participation in world class productions as soloists or chorus members
Regular individual voice lessons and career mentorship
Access to international master classes & competitions
Free tickets and transport to dress rehearsals for children and local communities
Vocal boot camp workshops at schools in townships across South Africa

Our UK Friends Patrons are invited to attend events in London and elsewhere in UK and year-end Cape Town Patrons event, and are entitled to tickets to opera performances in Cape Town. When the company tours productions to the UK, our UK Friends Patrons are the first to know – with advance and discount ticket options available.

You will receive quarterly Emailers with updates about our company, singers, upcoming concerts and operas, and the ongoing impact of the UK Friends Patrons’ giving in South Africa. Thus, the UK Friends Patrons enjoy the same privileges as our Cape Town Patrons and are acknowledged in programmes and other publications in the same manner.

The UK Friends of Cape Town Opera is a registered charity in England and Wales and is registered with HM Revenue & Customs to claim gift aid. The charity number is 1175984. Please consider support for Cape Town Opera by completing our GIFT AID FORM.

Patronage consists of four levels with escalating benefits:

GUEST TICKETS 32 Complimentary tickets per annum. Premier Opera conversations Spend the evening with the director, conductor, designers and lead artists as they share insights to the upcoming opera. Wine/bubbly and light canapés are served.
Private Lunch with the MD Annual private lunch at an exclusive venue with the Managing Director for a personal update on our work and future plans. Spotlight An article to acknowledge your support in our quarterly newsletter and on our website with the opportunity for you to include a message of support.
Behind the scenes Exclusive invitations for you and a guest to bespoke programme of at least 2 operas per year, including an invitation to a rehearsal session hosted by our Artistic Director. YDE Partnership We will pair you with one of our Youth Development and Education projects and provide you with details of the project, and an annual report on the progress of the project.
Patron Reception Invitations to exclusive interval reception on opening night where wine and light canapés are served. Cast Party Invitation to meet and greet cast post opera drinks reception on opening night.
Acknowledgements Acknowledgment in all CTO programmes and online. Year end celebration Invitation to annual patron year-end celebration.
Priority Bookings Enjoy priority bookings for all CTO performances.
GUEST TICKETS 24 complimentary tickets per annum. PREMIER OPERA CONVERSATIONS Spend the evening with the director, conductor, designers and lead artists as they share insights to the upcoming opera. Wine/bubbly and light canapés will be served.
BEHIND THE SCENES Exclusive invitations for you and a guest to a bespoke programme of at least 2 operas per year, including an invitation to a rehearsal session hosted by our Artistic Director. YDE PARTNERSHIp We will pair you with one of our Youth Development and Education projects and provide you with the details of the project, and an annual report on the progress of the project.
PATRON RECEPTION Invitations to exclusive interval reception on opening night where wine and light canapés will be served. CAST PARTY Invitation to meet and greet cast post opera, drinks reception on opening night.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Acknowledgments in all CTO programmes and online. YEAR END CELEBRATION Invitation to annual patron year-end celebration.
PRIORITY BOOKINGS Enjoy priority bookings for all CTO performances.
Guest Tickets 16 Complimentary tickets per annum. BEHIND THE SCENES Exclusive invitations for you and a guest to a bespoke programme of at least 2 operas per year, including an invitation to a rehearsal session hosted by our Artistic Director.
PATRON RECEPTION Invitations to exclusive interval reception on opening night where wine and light canapés will be served. CAST PARTY Invitation to meet and greet cast post opera, drinks reception on opening night.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Acknowledgments in all CTO programmes and online. YEAR END CELEBRATION Invitation to annual patron year-end celebration.
PRIORITY BOOKINGS Enjoy priority bookings for all CTO performances.
Guest Tickets 8 Complimentary tickets per annum. CAST PARTY Invitation to meet and greet cast post opera, drinks reception on opening night.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Acknowledgments in all CTO programmes and online. YEAR END CELEBRATION Invitation to annual patron year-end celebration.
PRIORITY BOOKINGS Enjoy priority bookings for all CTO performances.

If you would like to support Cape Town Opera in the UK as a volunteer please do contact us.
We would be grateful for your support.