Whether you discovered Cape Town Opera during one of our tours abroad, or are a South African who wants to support Africa’s premier opera company, the easiest way to show your appreciation for Cape Town Opera is to donate online via GivenGain to the Make-A-Difference Campaign.

This platform allows you to make a contribution of any amount.
Donate now:
Should you have any queries, please contact Dawn Kennedy

Make every opera a truly magical experience and join a special group of people who, through their unflagging support, keep opera thriving in Cape Town.
Patronage consists of four levels with escalating benefits:
Bronze R 5 000
Silver R 10 000
Gold R 15 000
Platinum R 30 000

Some of the privileges you will enjoy include:
• Complimentary tickets to South African performances
• Priority booking for all CTO performances
• Acknowledgement in all CTO programmes and online
• First-hand insight into the behind-the-scenes process of producing opera
• Invitation to patrons-only events and receptions

As a patron you ensure the sustainability of Cape Town Opera’s high artistic standards, the training of our young artists and the continuation of our outreach work.

“Supporting one of the finest operatic choruses is reward enough for patronage. However, it is a pleasure to contribute to CTO’s success in nurturing South Africa’s outstanding pool of musicians, thereby enabling them to further their careers here and abroad.”

Richard and Catherine Lomberg

“Becoming patrons of the opera has enriched our lives enormously.”

Laurie and Rita Chiappini

“We support Cape Town Opera for the sheer love and pleasure of music and the opportunity that CTO provides for advancement and training of the musical talent we have in the Western Province.”

Geoff and Rosemary Evans

To become a Patron of Cape Town Opera, please contact Louise Enslin on 0214109918 or

UK Friends of Cape Town Opera Trust
The UK Friends of Cape Town Opera Trust is a group of supporters who enjoys and support Cape Town Opera’s work at home and abroad. The trustees host an Annual Fundraising Concert in London in support of CTO.
For more information about the UK Friends of Cape Town Opera Trust, contact Louise Enslin on 0214109918 or

Make a bequest

A legacy gift is a generous gesture towards safeguarding the future of Southern Africa’s premier opera company. If opera has enriched your life, you may decide to share the love of opera with future generations by including CTO in your will.
Whether you have been inspired by our local operas, education and outreach work, or touring productions, your legacy will make an indelible mark on whichever area of the company you decide to support, ensuring that you will be remembered alongside the work that you love.
If you leave a bequest, Cape Town Opera will ensure that you are acknowledged appropriately.
To discuss this matter in confidence, please contact Dawn Kennedy on 021 410 9903 or Cape Town Opera promises to treat all correspondence and discussions with the utmost confidence. Any information you give does not involve you in any binding agreement.