Become a Patron

Have you ever wanted to take a tour behind the scenes? Chat with artists and directors about the creative process? Mingle with a passionate group of opera lovers? Become a Patron and enjoy access to all this and more.


Bringing a beautiful opera to life involves a team of highly skilled artists, musicians and technicians. Every costume, wig, lighting effect and orchestral rehearsal requires resources.

Patrons play a vital role at Victorian Opera

As a Patron, you make it possible for us to present opera of the highest calibre with world-class singers and to regularly commission new works. You will make a real difference to the cultural life of the state. Your support helps us reach new audiences and provide training opportunities for developing artists.


Artistic Director's Circle $10,000+
Platinum Patron $5,000+
Gold Patron $2,500+
Silver Patron  $1,000+
Bronze Patron $500+

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. We recognise the support of Bronze Patrons and above in all of our performance programs.

Platinum Patrons and above may choose to designate their gift to a specific area of the company's work such as: 

Education Syndicate  

Directly support the company’s Education and Outreach work and inspire new audiences, aspiring performers, teachers and singers.

New Work Syndicate 

Shape the future by supporting the development, workshopping and presentation of bold new Australian work.

Artistic Director’s Circle 

Take your support to the next level and help us bring the vision of Artistic Director, Richard Mills AM to life. Artistic Director’s Circle members are the foundation of support for Victorian Opera’s work onstage and in the community. It’s our highest individual donor program, offering you the opportunity to underwrite an artist, a school partnership, a production or a regional tour. 

Victorian Opera Encore Society

Leaving a Gift in your Will is another wonderful way to make a donation that will have an impact beyond your lifetime. It is a powerful statement of your desire to support the work of Victorian Opera and a practical way to ensure that this company plays a permanent role for the people of Victoria, well into the future.

Once you have provided for those closest to you, please consider a gift to Victorian Opera.

Every Gift in Will, regardless of size, will ensure the future of Victorian Opera for years to come.


Victorian Opera Patrons and Bequestors enjoy close contact with our work through intimate opportunities including:

  • Behind-the-scenes events
  • Private recitals and talks
  • Pre-performance drinks
  • Regular updates on the company’s activity

Contact us

If you are interested in becoming a Victorian Opera Patron, or having a confidential discussion about leaving a gift to Victorian Opera in your Will, please contact Pooja Dutt, Individual Giving Manager on (03) 9001 6408 or email