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

A gift of £500 a year provides exclusive access to Summer Season rehearsals, two complimentary tickets to a Summer Season performance, plus all Prima Donor benefits. 

Prima Donor

Annual Membership Fee - £250

For a gift of £250 a year, you can meet cast members and creatives at a Post Performance drinks reception, plus all Principal benefits.



Annual Membership Fee - £120

For a gift of £120 a year, you will have access to Pre-Performance & interval drinks receptions during the Summer Season, plus all Cover benefits.


Cover Principal 

Annual Membership Fee - £60

For a gift of £60 a year, you will have exclusive access to Summer Season dress rehearsals, plus all Chorus benefits.



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

For a gift of £35 a year, you will be credited in our Summer Season programmes and have priority access to special events, regular e-bulletins and our supporters’ newsletter.