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Our latest fundraising campaign is to support our latest production Shoulder to Shoulder and its associated outreach work.

We’ve developed an exciting programme of community music workshops through our work with Men’s Shed Cymru, the charity that supports older men to build friendships and end loneliness and social isolation.

Due to the HUGE demand with many more people wanting to take part in the project, we’ve launched a fundraising campaign through Local Giving. Find out more HERE


These are challenging times for many of us.  The funding climate calls for small-scale arts organisations like Swansea City Opera to be as entrepreneurial and creative as possible to make a firm financial foundation for our work to continue.  SCO tours high quality opera across the UK; often to areas that are often miles away from big cities, keeping opera fans in touch with the art form.  As part of its touring work, SCO also undertakes education talks and participatory workshops with a broad range of community groups.  This important work develops new audiences for Opera.


We have undertaken fundraising concerts in village halls in partnership with the many supporters of Swansea City Opera up and down the UK.  These have been a great success with sell-out events. Perhaps, you’re part of a thriving local community who would like a unique event to celebrate something special?  We’re fortunate to be part of a network of fine singers and instrumentalists all over the UK and we can create a bespoke event for you and your fellow opera lovers if you fundraise for us. Do get in touch if you’d like to find out more. Tel: 01874 690 or email:


We rely on the generosity of our Friends and supporters to sustain the company and our outreach and training work. Here are some suggested levels of annual support, but the smallest donation is always welcome!

Our latest fundraising campaign is to support Shoulder to Shoulder

Friend – £30

Receive email updates giving details of the Swansea City Opera tour and activities of The Opera School Wales.

Swansea Silver Friend £80

Receive email updates and two complimentary tickets and programmes for a performance on the tour.

Gower Gold Friend £150

Receive email updates and four complimentary tickets and programmes for a performance on the tour.

By becoming a Friend of Swansea City Opera, you play a vital role in supporting us. You’re also part of a rich history of patrons supporting Opera.  

How to Donate

We are fortunate in having a large number of Members and supporters who tell us that they gain real pleasure from being personally involved in our work by making a donation.

Gift Aid and tax efficient giving

If you are a basic rate UK Tax payer, you can enhance your gift to Swansea City Opera through Gift Aid. Charities can claim back an extra 25p in the pound on every annual subscription / donation made to us, with no extra cost to you.  This means that your £30 donation becomes £37.50.   Our downloadable Standing Order and Gift Aid declaration forms (below) make this an easy process.

Donate by cheque

If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete, sign and print off the Gift Aid form (below)and send it with your cheque, made out to Swansea City Opera to:

Swansea City Opera
Rhydyberi Cottages
Merthyr Cynog

If you are not a UK tax payer, then simply send us a cheque and make sure you also give us your email address and postal address.

If you would also like to donate regularly by Standing Order, please print off the form below and include it with your donation.

Donate by card online

We have teamed up with Local Giving to accept online donations. Local Giving reclaim the Gift Aid and send us the whole amount, only deducting credit card charges. Please Click this link to donate

Downloads including Standing Order and Gift Aid declaration forms.

Standing Order Form

Gift Aid form


Part of Swansea’s City Opera’s remit is to be a proud ambassador for the name, city and culture of Swansea, Wales Waterfront City, to Wales and the UK during our nationwide tour.

We produce a high quality programme to accompany our performances with a section about Swansea, highlighting the city’s attractions, leisure facilities and businesses.  It is an ideal marketing opportunity for high quality businesses to connect with niche ABC1 discerning and affluent customers.

Your business becomes part of the theatre experience.  The programme is a memento of a wonderful evening – audiences buy it, read it and take it home to pass on to family and friends. Projected sales of the programme are calculated at 18,000 reaching a potential readership of 72,000.

Why not become associated with our critically acclaimed Opera company by becoming a Sponsor of Swansea City Opera?  Benefits include promotion in the programme and other marketing.  There is also limited advertising space within the Swansea section of the programme.

Please call 01874 690254 or email for further information.

Swansea City Opera & The Opera School Wales
Registered Charity No. 1067651

Peter Lea
Gerald Clement
Dr Terry Watson
Julian Williams
Gordon Kilby

Tim Stokes