Patrons' Engagement Program

​The generosity of Patrons through their philanthropic support assists Victorian Opera in continuing to share opera with all Victorians.

Our Patrons’ Engagement Program provides unique and remarkable experiences for Patrons to see what their donation helps us fund, and is an opportunity for the company to thank Patrons for their commitment to the work we do.

All Patrons’ Engagement Program dates and times are advised a minimum of four weeks prior to each activity. Due to the nature of rehearsal schedules, all the events below are subject to change.


Patrons' Priority Booking

In 2020 we are providing Patrons’ priority booking, giving first access to tickets for Pre-Show Insights, Pre-Show Function, Post-Show Dinner, and Special Events.

This includes best seats in the house via reserved seating. After each Special Event and Pre-Show Insight, light refreshments will be served showcasing our wine partner Coriole Vineyards and a selection of cheese.

Pre-Show Insights: Salome
Talks with music expert Phillip Sametz.

Margaret Fulton: The Musical 
Three-course Post-Show Dinner with special guest speaker (limited places).

Greta Bradman Talks
Join the beloved soprano and Richard Mills for intriguing talks.

Five Fridays in May 
Cabaret and Big Sing.

Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
Pre-Show Function – special themed buffet and wine.

Richard Mills Talks
A series of talks about music composition and opera.

Patrons' Pre-Show Drinks

Patrons may purchase their tickets on any of the performances dates below and join us for drinks prior to each show. Patrons attending will be given the opportunity to gain an insight into the musical and/or creative process of the production directly from the people bringing the show to the stage. 

Palais Theatre, St Kilda
Tuesday 25 February, 6.30 pm

Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
Friday 19 June, 6.30 pm

The Who's Tommy
Palais Theatre, St Kilda
Tuesday 18 August, 6.30 pm

The Friends of Salamanca
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
Saturday 26 September, 6.30 pm

For more information, please contact Louise O’Loughlin, Development Manager on (03) 9001 6405 or email