Find out how you can be part of Northern Ireland Opera’s future and how this can benefit you too.
Help us create world-class opera which Northern Ireland can be proud of and introduce your clients and staff to the heart-thumping, edge-of-your-seat drama of a fully staged opera production in Belfast’s Grand Opera House. Sponsor a main stage artist or the chorus and experience ‘behind-the-scenes’ visits and meet the Director and creative team.
Sponsor our outreach and education programmes. Give Northern Ireland’s young people the opportunity to be part of our workshops and live events, expanding horizons, broadening minds, identifying talent and providing opportunities for people from across all communities to engage with creative and musical skills.
Invite us to perform for you. We can deliver a wide range of entertainment for events, from opera, cabaret, musical theatre for corporate events or awards ceremonies to developing in-house choirs, delivering musical children’s events for family days and ‘Come and Sing’ team-building events.
Sponsor our future stars. NI Opera’s development programmes identify local talent and work with singers, repetiteurs, conductors and creative artists through coaching, mentoring and performance opportunities to launch them on the next stage of their career. Be part of their story: after all, Pavarotti made his UK debut on the Grand Opera House stage…
Help us tour our new teen/young adult opera, Nobody/Somebody to locations across Northern Ireland. Support a brand new work written and composed by Belfast artists Fionnuala Kennedy and Neil Martin about the real-life experiences of housing stress and community activism by young people here in Northern Ireland. This opera will be performed by NI Opera with the Ulster Youth Orchestra to teen and young adult audiences right across the country.
In-Kind sponsorship: Each summer we need space in Belfast in which to rehearse for six weeks before we can access the Grand Opera House: an empty warehouse or big hall is ideal. If there are other ways you could support us on a pro bono basis or with discounts or services we would be delighted to hear from you.
Benefits: As well as acknowledging our sponsors on our website and in all promotional material linked to the events they sponsor, we also invite supporters to our private VIP events linked to main productions, to ‘behind-the-scenes’ and ‘Meet the Director’ events too and priority booking/a number of free tickets to sponsored events.
Over the past few years we have received financial or in-kind support from Hastings Hotels, Harrison Chambers of Distinction, The Merchant Hotel, Elliot Duffy Garrett, W & G Baird, The Belfast Harbour Commission, Glenarm Castle and Titanic Quarter. We are very grateful for their support.
If you’d be interested in finding out more, please contact Julia O’Hara.
Find out more about some of the work we’ve done here or watch this video from our 2022 Outreach Week at the Grand Opera House in Belfast.
You can find out more about how we develop talent here.