American Friends of Covent Garden has helped to support the work of The Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet in Covent Garden and on tours around the world for almost 50 years.

You are cordially invited to join the American Friends; to receive priority for all your opera and ballet ticket requests, in addition to other special privileges. Your contribution will help fund new productions and revivals, as well as support education programs.



There are various ways in which you can support the American Friends of Covent Garden and our mission. Supporters of the American Friends of Covent Garden play a crucial part in every aspect of the Royal Opera House: the achievements onstage, the new work commissioned, and programs that develop talented emerging artists and craftspeople and provide the public with extensive learning and participation opportunities.

Please view our online Membership Guide to learn more about membership, its benefits and the many ways you can contribute to the AFoCG and the Royal Opera House, or contact Elizabeth Gray Kogen at or at:

American Friends of Covent Garden
610 Fifth Avenue, #5155. New York, NY 10185
(917) 324-8277

American Friends of Covent Garden is a 501 (c) (3) organization that allows United States taxpayers to receive tax deductions for contributions to the extent allowed by the IRS.

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Friend: $600
Equivalent to
UK Supporting Friend
(tax-deductible contribution)


- Advanced performance
   schedule and order
   information for all Royal
   Opera and Royal Ballet

- Priority in requesting at
   least two tickets per
   number of rehearsal tickets
   and Insight Program events

- Invitation to the annual
   Season Preview presentation
   by senior artistic staff

- Full-year subscription to
   the Royal Opera House
   Magazine, featuring
   news and production
   insights (published quarterly)

- Annual Season Guide

- Listing of your name on
   the Royal Opera House
   and American Friends of
   Covent Garden websites

- 10% discount in the Royal
   Opera House shop

Supporter: $1,200
Equivalent to
UK Premium 1 Friend
(tax-deductible contribution)

Includes Friends
benefits, plus:

- Advance booking ahead
   of the Friend

- Invitation to and priority
   booking for Gala events

- Invitation to a cocktail
   reception on the first
   night of production
   supported by the AFoCG

Benefactor: $3,024
Equivalent to
UK Premium 2 Friend
(tax-deductible contribution)

Includes Supporter
benefits, plus:

- Advance booking ahead
   of the Benefactor

- Private backstage tour for
   you and your guests

- Priority in requesting
   tickets to selected
   Royal Opera House
   events including ballet
   master classes as part
   of our Insight Program

- Invitations to special events
   in New York City and

Patron: $6,050
Equivalent to
UK Individual Patron
(tax-deductible contribution)

Includes Benefactor
benefits, plus:

- Highest priority
   advance booking

- Highest level of priority
   for ordering four tickets
   per performance

- Personal ticket service by
   telephone or email through
   the Patron-box office at
   the Royal Opera House

- Priority in purchasing
   two tickets to every
   dress rehearsals

- Opportunity to purchase
   tickets in the Royal Box and
   dinner in the adjacent Royal
   Retiring Room

- Invitation to meet artists
   management during your visit

- Invitation to special events
    with artists and management

- Listing of your name in the
   Season Guide

- Advance invitations for
   special events in
   New York City and London



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