Become a Friend

British Youth Opera’s Friend scheme is a fantastic way to support young people who want to pursue a career in opera. 

Our loyal Friends support our work with annual donations and can enjoy a range of exciting privileges and opportunities. Membership starts from only £35/year.

Or, you can enjoy these privileges while doing more to support the future of opera through making a gift in support of productions, workshops or individual trainees. 

Download a Friends’ membership application form

Levels of membership for Friends are as follows:

For more information about Friends levels and opportunities, please contact Madeleine Woodley on or 020 7815 6090.


Annual Membership Fee - £500

  • Two complimentary tickets to a summer season performance at the Peacock Theatre, and a private reception with the Director and members of the creative team
  • Admission to summer season production rehearsals (by arrangement)
  • All the Prima Donor Friend benefits. 


Prima Donor

Annual Membership Fee - £250

  • Opportunity to meet the casts and creative teams during the summer season rehearsal period
  • DVDs of summer season productions (as available)
  • All the Principal Friend benefits. 



Annual Membership Fee - £120

  • Summer season post-performance receptions with members of the cast and creative team at the Peacock Theatre
  • All the Cover Principal Friend benefits. 


Cover Principal 

Annual Membership Fee - £60

  • Complimentary ticket to the annual summer season preview concert featuring current BYO singers (additional tickets available on request)
  • Admission to summer season dress rehearsals at the Peacock Theatre
  • All the Chorus Friend benefits. 



Annual Membership Fee - £35, or £20 (for under-35s)

  • Access to privileged updates, news, offers and information about what’s happening at BYO
  • Annual Friends’ concert featuring BYO alumni
  • Admission to summer season cover performances at the Peacock Theatre
  • Acknowledgement in summer season programmes.