Each season costs between £15,000 and £20,000 depending on the size of the cast, orchestra and scale of the production. Within that budget it costs £500 to take a young singer, player or production team member through the Emerging Artists Programme. 24 young professionals and students have been accepted on to the 2018 programme. Income from ticket sales covers less than half WOCo's costs, other support is from generous individual donors and charitable foundations.

A donation of £500 will support one Emerging Artist through the programme which includes professional mentoring, board, lodging and travel to and from France. Donors’ names are included on WOCo’s website and season programme and receive automatic membership of WOCo Friends.

Equally you might like to support a specific element of WOCo’s endeavour such as wardrobe, design, props or staging. For example a donation of £1,000 would support the design and building of the staging and set or the cost of creating the costumes for one season. 

Of course there is no upper limit to donations. Please talk to the Company Manager if you would like to support a specific singer, player, production team member or element. Download and complete the Friends form to become a WOCo Friend.


Details of WOCo's 11th Season in 2019 will be posted here in the autumn


Booking, picnicing and directions:
Everything you need to know for your visit

Emerging Artists

Opportunities for newly established singers, players and production team members


All the latest news can be found here including details of our recent production of Verdi's La Traviata of which one audience member said, 'What an altogether marvellous evening with fabulous singers and orchestra.'