London's oldest surviving pub theatre, now in our 45th year.

  BOX OFFICE: 0207 226 8561 | 115 Upper St, N1 1QN

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We are only able to carry on producing work of the quality we strive for through fundraising activities, our patrons, sponsors, and friends, and by selling tickets through our box office.


Our Patrons, Sponsors, and Friends support us with a range of valuable contributions which allow us to continue our work, acquire particular assets we need, and to fund productions.

If you would like to support us, please contact Dominic Haddock on or call the office on 0207 226 8561. We'd love to discuss a bespoke package to suit you.


In November 2010 we were pleased to announce that Tower Leasing Ltd became our Founder Patron providing vital financial support on an annual basis on top of providing us with a much needed baby grand piano.


Arranging finance for a variety of organisations to allow them to acquire much needed capital equipment to help their businesses grow, Tower understand the importance of having the right assets in place at the right time and are now using their expertise through a variety of methods to help OperaUpClose do the same.


Founder Sponsor

Buff Snacks, which supplies delicious snacks at theatres throughout the UK, have supported us a great deal in the last year both at The Cock Tavern and London’s Little Opera House at The King’s Head Theatre. Buff Snacks are the sponsors of our opera programme at the King's Head Theatre.



We are grateful to receive annual support from our generous Patrons

Inger Almström

Richard Buxton & Sarah Redhead

Gareth Cadwallader & Nancy Neville

David Crook

Abigail Day

Conrad Freedman

John Ward

We are grateful to receive support from Rebecca Wynberg


We are grateful to receive support from our generous Friends

Mary & Dave Aspinall

Nick Baldwin

Michael Baptista

Liz Barnes

Annie Barker

Professor Bernard Barker

Graham Barnes

Louisa Bell

Nick Bennett-Britton

Lord Tony Berkeley

Timothy & Nathalie Bibbs

Lucy Bradlow

Susie Burrows

Clare Burton

Tony & Jackie Burton

Ian Carson

Yiannis Chronakis

Nathan Coffey

Jeff Cloke

Richard Coleman

Jeanette Collins

Martin Collins

Caroline Cousins

Tony Cox

Edward Darby

Rachel Darwazeh

Owen Davies

Terence Davis

Jonathan & Natalya de Lance-Holmes

Wouter Denhaan

Anthony Depledge

Elizabeth Devenish

Martin Donnelly

Cathy Donohue

Andrew Doyle

Richard & Carolyn Edmunds

Carole Ann Farquharson

Chris Finch

Gail Fitzgerald

Oliver Ford

Alison Foster

Lynne Freeman

Dale Franzen

Lynda Fry

Hemda Garelick

Susan Gaskell

Jeff Gilbert

Nicola Gooch

Jonathan Green

Kevin Gwilt & Pat Trotter

Gareth Hadley

Richard Hale

Andrew Halsall

Anne Halsall

John Halsey

Dr Robert Hancock

Rachael Henry

Andrew Hochhauser

Deborah A. Holt

Frank Hopkins

Kate Horn

Diana Hornsby

Margaret Howat

Joyce & Ben Hytner

Anne Ireland

William Kessler

Jenny & Stephen Kingsley

Jan Knight

James Laing

Richard Laing

Martin Ledigo

Christopher & Judy Legge

Tim Levett

Jonathan Levy

Marina Lewycka

Morris Lipson & C. Poiriev

Susan Loppert

Alison Lurie

Graham Marchant

Ines Mareschal-Leduc

Jo Marsden

Jeremy McCallum & Lynette Rees

Stephen Machin

Matthew Maxwell

Becky McAlees & Chris Johnston

Nicky Manby

Liz Meek

Richard Middleton

Rosie Millard

David & Michelle Millington

Daniel Monk

Michael Morrison

John & Janet Murphy

Janie New

Caroline Orr

Margaret Orrell

Bob Osborne

Svetlana Paterson

David Peace

Leonard Peter

Fiona Piper

Eve Pleming

Nigel Pleming

Thane Prince

Beatrice Randall

Robert Read

Jenifer Reed

Gaynor Reynolds

Martin Reynolds

Chris Richardson-Child

Mary Robertson

Sue Robertson

Dickon Robinson

Dr. Chris Rogers

Kate Rossini

Michael Rubenstein

Ros Schwartz & Andrew Cowan

James Scott

Anouche Sherman

John & Margaret Skerritt

Christopher Smith

Dina & Martin Smith

Heather Smith & David Wilson

Huw Smith

David Stanford

John Tagholm

Chris Thompson

Ken & Sandy Tyrrell

Cathryn Vanderspar

Xavier Villers

Keith Wallace

Richard Wallace-Reid

Kate Wark

Mark Warwick

Jude Wheway & Peter Shakesby

Janet & Martyn Wilson

Emmeline & James Winterbotham

Fay Wrixon

Paul Wyman



The following establishments generously support us with rehearsal space:

Church on the Corner, Barnsbury Road, N1

St Mary's Church, Upper Street, N1

The Blue Posts, Rupert Street, W1D

The following establishments generously support us with advice and support:

Islington Pianos, Newington Green Road, N1



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