Become a Patron of the Opera
The Paris Opera attaches key importance to corporate patronage in the realisation of its projects and the fulfilment of its missions. Without the commitment of companies, many initiatives could not be undertaken. Closely associated with the life of the Opera and brought together within the Cercle des entreprises mécènes (Circle of Corporate Patrons), these companies enjoy numerous benefits.
The Circle’s vocation
Becoming a member of the Opera’s "Cercle des entreprises mécènes" means not only working alongside one of the finest cultural institutions in France, but also contributing to its development and renown. By means of a minimum annual donation of 150,000€, at a cost of only 60,000€ after tax reductions, companies may join the Circle and enjoy the exclusive benefits that are reserved for its members.
Several ways to support the Opera
Each company may freely choose how to provide its support, which can take different forms:
> Financial sponsorship, if the company chooses, for example, to become a partner of one of the Opera’s opera or ballet productions by means of a donation
> Skills sponsorship, if the company undertakes to make its expertise freely available to the Paris Opera, for example in support of the restoration of elements of the Palais Garnier’s heritage
> Sponsorship in kind, if the corporate decides to donate its products
A privileged relationship with the Opera
By becoming a member of the Circle, a sponsoring company not only participates in the cultural life of the two theatres, but also in regular meetings of the Circle. Attended by the Director of the Opera and the Director of Dance, these meetings are designed to inform the Circle’s members about the artistic and budgetary policies of the institution.
Numerous exclusive advantages
Associate your corporate image with that of the Paris Opera and benefit from a high visibility :
> Mention of your company's name and logo on the Opera's institutional communication material (season's brochure, subscription brochures, programmes, the Opera magazine En Scène, internet site…)
> Mention of your company's name and logo on communication material particular to your chosen project
> Mention of your company's name and logo on the press releases and press kits concerning your chosen project
Privileged access to both theatres
Offer exceptional moments in our theatres by creating “made-to-measure” events :
> Possibility of organising prestigious public relations operations (up to 3000 guests)*
> Possibility for a sponsor company to book a large quota of seats for the production it supports
> Private backstage tours with a guide at the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille (French, English, German or Spanish)
* The company is free to choose its own service providers (caterer, decoration, sound, lighting…) and thus create its own “made-to-measure” evening.
Your status of corporate patron also offers you the opportunity to attend unique evening events, offered as previews for our partners.
Advantages for your employees
Introduce your employees to the life of the Opera by offering them unforgettable moments :
> Exclusive subscriptions for your younger employees (under-28s)
> Possibility of organising in-company lectures with the Director of the Opera and the Director of Dance
> Special offers available to your employees for certain productions during the season
> Seat requests from your corporate’s staff committee will receive priority treatment
> Your employees can discover the activities and current events at the Opera via the newsletter that is sent exclusively to corporate members of the Circle.