Support Us

Thank you to all the Friends of Bury Court Opera for your support in 2017.  

Major Sponsors New Year outing:  keep an eye on your inbox  

Aria Friends New Year outing:  keep an eye on your inbox

Members Booking information for 2018 Season

Major sponsors:  Booking opens Monday 2nd October
Aria:                       Booking opens 16th October
Ensemble:             Booking opens 1st November

Financial support is greatly appreciated - at whatever level. Whether you are joining our  support group the Friends of Bury Court Opera, contacting us to discuss sponsorship, or making a one-off donation, we are delighted to hear from you.

To make a donation or to make an enquiry about sponsoring an artist please email us: or call the office on 01420 520333.  To join the Friends of Bury Court Opera, please download the booking form  and send it back to us.  

About Bury Court Opera

Bury Court Opera was founded in 2007 by John Coke and Suzanne Lemieux, since when our annual Spring productions have gained critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences who appreciate the consistently high quality, intimate atmosphere and excellent acoustics.

‘...the venue is something of a gem; and deserves to become a regular engagement on anyone’s opera calendar.” 
                                                                              (Roderic Dunnett,
The Fairy Queen, 2014)

Friends of Bury Court Opera

Friends Brochure

Friends of Bury Court Opera was launched in September 2014 and we have been delighted by the generous response of so many who have joined.  To join, please download the Friends Brochure (above) and send it back to us.

We need your support because ticket sales cover barely half our costs and we receive no public subsidy. As a Friend you will be supporting our singers and orchestral players and helping Bury Court Opera to maintain the high standard of opera that we aim for.

There are three levels of membership, each with appropriate benefits: by becoming a Friend we hope you will feel that you are right at the heart of Bury court Opera, helping to contribute to its continuing success, and that your close association with the young people who perform, direct and design our annual productions will be a thoroughly enjoyable experience. In addition, if you are a Taxpayer, your donation will be increased by 25% through the Gift Aid scheme. (If you are a higher-rate taxpayer you can claim further allowances through your annual tax return).

All Friends: have a place on the advance mailing list, priority booking and acknowledgment in the Programme. In addition:

Major Sponsor
(minimum donation £500 per annum – no upper limit!) will be invited to all Friends events and in addition will be invited to behind the scenes activities such as auditions and rehearsals.

Aria Friend (£15 per month or £180 per annum) an invitation to the annual Friends event and an additional reception with cast and company.

Ensemble Friend (£5 per month or £60 per annum) an invitation to the annual Friends event.


Associating your business with a first rate opera festival – the only one in North Hampshire in early spring - is a wonderful way to entertain partners, friends and colleagues.

All levels of sponsorship are available, from a page of Programme advertising to taking an entire ‘Night at the Opera’…

For further information please email Emma Macnaghten on or call 01420 520333 and we will be delighted to speak with you.

Thank you to our 2017 advertisers:

Stone, Vine & Sun 

Farnham Antique Carpets

Moda Rosa

Kirker Holidays

Rookery Barns Ltd 

Butler & Co

NFU Mutual

Bampton Classical Opera 

West Green House