Become Honorary Friend

As an Honorary Friend, you enjoy a range of exclusive privileges and, if you wish, you will be mentioned in all our publications and on our website.

  • at least 1 day's priority for subscription renewal or ticket sales, both online and in the box office
  • preview of the new season introduced by the management of Opera Vlaanderen and Ballet Vlaanderen
  • free exchange of tickets for another performance of the same production (up to one week before the performance)
  • possibility of participating in day trips or opera tours (against payment)
  • invitation to activities specially organised 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 and quarterly newsletter by post
  • separate friends' card (only at Opera Gent)
  • reduction on certain activities or performances of Opera Vlaanderen and Ballet Vlaanderen (afternoon concerts, PLUS activities, etc.)
  • mention of your name in the Friends' newsletter, 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 (if you are already a Friend or have bought tickets for at least 3 performances)
  • 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 provided that tours are planned)
  • mediation in securing your places or subscription 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 Flanders and Ballet Flanders managers
  • the possibility of taking 5 of your friends/business partners behind the scenes of Opera Vlaanderen and Ballet Vlaanderen.


€600 / 30 or younger? €300

  • valid for 365 days from date of purchase

  • if you can show that you made a (tax deductible) gift to Opera Ballet Flanders, 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,

    Become an Honorary Friend

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