Buying a gift for an opera lover? At just £60 a Friends membership is the perfect gift idea, giving someone special the chance to delve deeper into the heart of Opera North.

Buy a gift membership

Audiences at Leeds Grand Theatre © Tom Arber

Give more with a Friends membership...

  • Enjoy intimate recitals and Company updates as part of our virtual events programme
  • Secure the best seats with priority booking and gain exclusive access to dress rehearsals
  • Delve deeper into the heart of the Opera North with the regular Friends newsletter
  • Help us to create extraordinary experiences and enrich more lives through the power of music

“I’ve loved opera for as long as I can remember and being a Friend of Opera North has been a really fantastic way to experience it more closely, often from some very different and surprising angles. As an added bonus, by being a Friend I know I’m helping Opera North to keep putting new productions on stage for years to come.”

— Friend of Opera North


What happens after I purchase a gift membership?

When you buy a gift membership online, you can choose to either have this delivered to your own e-mail address, or the recipients. Once the transaction is complete the voucher will be emailed to the address you have selected. If you have selected for the email to go directly to the recipient, be sure to specify the send date to avoid spoiling a surprise!

If you would prefer your gift membership to be delivered by post, please contact or call 0113 223 3627.

How do I activate my gift membership?

Your gift membership can be redeemed online – just select your chosen membership and add it to your basket. At the checkout, enter the above voucher code which will have been emailed to you when prompted to redeem it, and then check the box to use your credited balance in this transaction.

Alternatively, you can redeem your membership by contacting or 0113 223 3627.

When will my gift membership begin?

Your membership period will not begin until your voucher code is redeemed – so be sure to activate your membership as soon as possible to gain access to your exclusive Friends of Opera North benefits.

How long do I have to redeem my gift membership?

All gift membership codes are valid for 12 months from the date of delivery. We are unfortunately unable to redeem a gift membership once it has expired.


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