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Strike a blow for culture: help support Opera across the nation

Over the last few years we have all been aware of cuts to government funded services. Support for the arts, including opera, has suffered also. It is therefore all the more important for us to sustain and build the opera loving community, audience numbers, and efforts to find other funding.

One way of doing this, and a satisfying one, is to join Friends of Scottish Opera.

Scottish Opera has more than 1,600 Friends all over Scotland and further afield who feel a special loyalty towards the Company.


The Friends of Scottish Opera was established to encourage people to attend Scottish Opera’s performances, maintain close links with the Company, promote an interest in opera generally, and to fundraise to support the Company.

Friends receive advance notice of all Scottish Opera’s activities and priority booking of Scottish Opera performances at the Theatre Royal Glasgow, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen and Eden Court, Inverness.

Friends’ events are open to all. Find out what’s happening near you and keep up to date with Company and Friends’ news. Take part in the conversation


Local programmes of talks and trips in Glasgow, Perth, Stirling and Dundee.

Occasional Friends’ musical events in Edinburgh and Dumfries.

Membership contribution

Individual membership currently starts from as little as £45 a year. Other membership categories are Joint Friends at £75 a year (2 Friends at one address); and a new category of Donor Friend at £100 a year (Friends who want to give a little extra each year). Join The Friends of Scottish Opera online. If you are a UK taxpayer, don't forget to GiftAid your payment as this significantly increases the benefit to the Friends.

To set up a payment by instalments through Direct Debit, please download the Friends of Scottish Opera Membership Form from the Scottish Opera website here 


Print and complete it and return it to the wonderful Anne Higgins, Friends Manager, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PT. Or you can phone her during office hours at 0141-242-0599.

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