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Join The Friends of NI Opera

Thanks to the success of Northern Ireland Opera since our first performance in 2011, opera is now one of the most exciting art forms in this country. To build a sustainable future for opera, nurturing young Northern Irish opera singers and developing an increasingly ambitious opera programme, we need the support of opera lovers everywhere.
With your sustained support, we can achieve much, much more. Our ambition is to be recognised as one of the leading opera companies in Europe, producing regular and frequent operas of exceptional quality and innovation, and creating a cultural environment in Northern Ireland that supports young talent and encourages people of all ages and from all parts of society to experience and enjoy.

Sean Raffery, Patron, Northern Ireland Opera

By joining our Friends programme, your support will help develop local talent through the NI Opera Studio and Festival of Voice, and introduce opera to new audiences through our evolving programmes and initiatives.

Why not become a member of our Opera Family? There are several ways to do this, and for as little as £4 a month, find the one that works for you:


£50  Friends Community (£20 Students)

  • Dedicated quarterly Friends newsletter/letter with the all the latest news, updates and behind-the-scenes from the company
  • Exclusive ticket offers
  • A free copy of the programme for our productions
  • 10% discount on bookings at The Harrison Chambers of Distinction in Belfast.

£100  Supporting Friends (£150 per couple)

  • Dedicated quarterly Friends update with the all the latest news and behind-the-scenes from the company
  • Exclusive ticket offers
  •  Invitations to special events
  • A free copy of the programme for our productions
  • 10% discount on bookings at the Harrison Chambers of Distinction in Belfast

 £250  Contributing Friends (£400 per couple)

  • Dedicated quarterly Friends update with the all the latest news and behind-the-scenes from the company
  • Exclusive ticket offers
  • Invitations to special events
  • A free copy of the programme for our productions
  • Invitations to meet the Cast and Creative Teams
  • Exclusive backstage and rehearsal room visits
  • 10% discount on bookings at The Harrison Chambers of Distinction in Belfast

£500  Benefactors (£700 per couple)

  • Dedicated quarterly Friends update with the all the latest news and behind-the-scenes from the company
  • Exclusive ticket offers
  • Invitations to special events
  • A free copy of the programme for our productions
  • Invitations to meet the Cast and Creative Teams
  • Exclusive backstage and rehearsal room visits
  • An annual invitation to a private exclusive event hosted by Northern Ireland Opera’s Artistic Director
  • 10% discount on bookings at The Harrison Chambers of Distinction in Belfast

If you’d like to join our Friends, please contact Clíóna Donnelly at c.donnelly@niopera.com