PATRON DONOR PROGRAMME UK
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.
What your donation to Cape Town Opera supports
Donor support is vital to the company and contributes to the many types of expenses incurred year-round. 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
How to support us
As a registered Non-Profit Company in South Africa (Reg no. 99/17712/06), Cape Town Opera relies solely on donor support. Contribution options include: Once- off or Monthly contribution, Patron Membership, Corporate Support, Trust and Foundation Support, Government Funding and Bequests.
All of these are key components of our income stream, which is supplemented by ticket sales. Donations made through the UK Friends of Cape Town Opera are remitted in full to Cape Town Opera in South Africa in accordance with the terms of our Charity constitution, including gift aid claimed on behalf of UK taxpayers where eligible.
I’d like to support Cape Town Opera – Options:
I’d like to discuss ways in which a corporate entity, trust or foundation can be involved.
I’d love to make a once-off contribution of
I’d like to arrange a monthly contribution via debit order of £50; £80; £100; £150; £200 or more
I’m interested in including the Cape Town Opera Company in my estate. If opera has enriched your life, you may decide to share the love of opera with future generations by including Cape Town Opera in your will.
I’d like to be a Cape Town Opera patron.
Calendar year patron membership:
Patronage consists of five levels. Membership fees are calculated pro-rata for members joining after 1 January of any year.
Please consider support for Cape Town Opera by completing our GIFT AID FORM. In addition, you may contact the Niall Gallagher, Secretary/Trustee of the UK Friends who will be pleased to give you further details of how you can help and support Cape Town Opera.
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Donors enjoy priority bookings for all Cape Town Opera performances, acknowledgment in all Cape Town Opera programmes, on our website and an exclusive invitation to Cape Town Opera’s annual patron year-end celebration. Donors also receive guest 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 regular 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. Please note that some of our membership benefits have had to be shelved due to lockdown restrictions and will be reinstated once restrictions are lifted.
UK Banking details:
CAF Bank Cash Account.
Account name:UK Friends of Cape Town Opera
Sort Code: 40 82 40
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.