Become our Friend for just £5 a month and unlock priority booking for the 2024 – 2025 Season. Plus, explore the world of opera through access to exclusive insights, events and so much more.

Annual Membership

Enjoy a year’s worth of insights and Friendship for £60

Monthly Membership

Split the cost and become a Friend for just £5 a month

Your Friends of Opera North membership will renew automatically when your next membership payment is due. Your payment card will be charged once a month if you choose to pay monthly, or at the end of the year if you are paying annually. To opt out of automatic renewal, please contact us at or call 0113 223 3553.

Hye-Youn Lee as Violetta, La traviata 2014 © Richard H Smith

Reasons to become a Friend...

  • Enjoy unique events and behind-the-scenes insights as part of our exclusive Friends’ events programme, including online and in person events
  • Secure the best seats in the house early with priority booking on all our opera productions
  • Book your opera tickets and gain access to our dress rehearsals to experience even more extraordinary opera
  • Hear all our news first and get even closer to the heart of Opera North with our regular Friends e-newsletters
  • Help us to create extraordinary experiences and transform more lives through the power of music
  • Enjoy a new, 10% discount in our restaurant, Kino, a “smart, modern brasserie” (The Guardian)
Buying for an opera lover?

Buying for an opera lover?

Gift a Friends membership to give someone special the chance to experience even more opera and get closer to the heart of Opera North.

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Become a Patron

Play a vital role in helping us to produce ambitious and innovative new work for generations to come.  


Do you offer a joint membership?

Yes, we do! You can name a second person on your Friends membership at no additional cost, as we no longer charge a higher rate for joint membership. To add a joint member please email or call us on 0113 223 3553.

What events do Friends of Opera North get priority booking for?

As our Friend, you will benefit from priority booking on all our opera productions at every venue we tour to each year, allowing you to secure your favourite seats early.  

Can I bring extra guests to the dress rehearsals?

Our Friends can gain exclusive access to dress rehearsals for productions they have booked tickets for. As a Friend, you will be able to book two free tickets to dress rehearsals and purchase up to two extra tickets for guests for just £10 each.

How do I join the Friends? 

You can buy your Friends membership and pay by card online today, just add a membership to your basket and proceed to the checkout as normal. Choose an annual membership or spread the cost and pay for your membership in monthly instalments. Your payment card will automatically be charged when your next instalment is due.

If you are joining on an annual membership and would prefer that this does not automatically renew at the end of the year, please purchase your membership as usual and then get in touch so that we can update this for you.

We can also accept annual membership payments by BACS or cheque or offer monthly or annual payments by Direct Debit. If you would prefer to pay using any of these methods please contact or call us on 0113 223 3553 for assistance.



Do you offer a monthly payment option? 

Yes, we offer a £5 monthly membership rate. If you are a new Friend and looking to pay monthly, you can now set up monthly payments online – simply add the monthly membership option to your basket and your card will automatically be charged each month. We can also offer monthly payments by Direct Debit, to set this up please complete our sign-up form and return it to the email or postal address on the bottom of the form.

If you are already a Friend and would like to switch to monthly payments at your next renewal, please get in touch.

I’ve just joined the Friends of Opera North. What happens now?

We’re really looking forward to meeting you! You’ll receive a welcome email soon with more information on our Friends events, and we’ll also send you a welcome pack containing some goodies in the post to say thank you for joining us. Please do get in touch if you have any questions about your new membership.

Get in touch

Phone: 0113 223 3502


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