You clearly have a big heart for our house. You will be the first to know about our plans, in the near and distant future, and will be even more closely involved in the creation of our productions.

  • at least 1 day's priority for season renewal or ticket sales, both online and at the box office
  • preview of the new season by the management of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
  • free swapping of tickets for another performance of the same production (up to one week before the performance)
  • invitations to activities organised especially for the Friends, which give you a privileged insight into the workings of our house and bring you closer to our artists (ranging from open rehearsals, visits behind the scenes, a family day, etc.)
  • newsflashes by e-mail
  • separate friends' cloakroom (only at Opera Gent)
  • reduction on certain activities or performances of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (afternoon concerts, PLUS activities, etc.)
  • mentioning of your name in the programme booklets and the season's brochure, if so desired
  • offer of opera or ballet tickets abroad
  • you can bring one extra person to every activity who is not yet a Friend
  • the opportunity to participate in activities of an exclusive nature: meetings with artists, unique backstage events, etc.
  • attending all dress rehearsals
  • you have a personal contact for all your questions
  • possibility of swapping to another production once per season
  • free intermission drink at the performances you attend
  • free programme booklet per production
  • absolute priority for participation in exclusive opera and ballet tours
  • possibility of going on tour abroad with the ballet company (for a fee and of course subject to the condition that tours are planned)
  • mediation in securing your seats or season tickets and access to the best seats
  • the possibility of organising production dinners at your home in the presence of the cast, artistic director and other Opera Ballet Vlaanderen executives
  • the opportunity to take 5 of your friends/business partners behind the scenes of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
  • an invitation to the premiere reception after each premiere you attend
  • programme book signed by one of the soloists of your choice
  • possibility to register for the annual presentation of the International Opera Awards in London


€3000 / 30 or younger? €1500

  • valid for 365 days from date of purchase
  • if you can show that you made a (tax deductible) gift to Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, you can enjoy a discount on your Friends membership fee. For more information, please contact your Friends coordinator.


Wim Van Bree and Romina De Clopper,

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