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 2017 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. To give to this year's fundraising campaign go to our kickstarter page where you each of your pledges could gain you wonderful benefits from performance invitations to a signed production poster.
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.