Why do the Royal Swedish Opera collect private donations?

The Government has stipulated that the Royal Swedish Opera is to be the foremost national institution for opera and ballet. The Royal Swedish Opera is to spearhead development, innovation, artistic excellence and backstage craftsmanship. Preserving our legacy requires more than government subsidies. That is why we rely on private donations.

For more information on donations, please contact [email protected]

What is the money you raise used for?

Donations and gifts are used to support our three artistic arms: opera, dance/ballet and the Unga på Operan initiative for the young. Our mission is to preserve and develop our legacy, including traditional techniques and excellence of craftsmanship.

Can I leave a gift in my will?

We are grateful for all bequests. Your gift is part of our legacy. We guarantee that your gift will be well spent and used in accordance with the conditions of your will. Unless you have explicitly named an area for your bequest, your gift will be used where it is most urgently needed.

Your will must be in writing, signed by your own hand and simultaneously attested by two witnesses. Neither witness may be a family relation. They do not need to be mentioned in the will, nor do they need to know its contents, but they must understand that the document they are signing is a will. We recommend discussing the terms of your will with a solicitor.

Bequests to the Royal Swedish Opera should be addressed to:
Kungliga Operan AB
Box 160 94
103 22 Stockholm

Can private individuals make donations to the Royal Swedish Opera?

The Royal Swedish Opera means a lot to a great many people, and we are often asked how private individuals may contribute. We are grateful for any amount you choose to give. Read more about current appeals here.

Does the Royal Swedish Opera accept corporate partnerships?

We are always interested in long-term corporate partnerships. Together, we can restore and cultivate the appreciation of opera and ballet through collaboration. Read more about corporate partnerships here or contact [email protected].

Are private donations tax deductible?

Private donations made as of January 1, 2016, are not tax deductible.

Are corporate donations tax deductible?

Only if your company receives a service in return that benefits your core operations. Usually, the expenditure has to be equal to the return service. However, we recommend that you consult your accountants in order to find out what rules apply for your business.

What rules and regulations apply for sponsorships?

Read about the rules and regulations that apply for corporate sponsorships here (in Swedish).

Are donations and sponsorships subject to VAT?

Read more about VAT on donations and sponsorships here (in Swedish).

What are your ethical guidelines?

Read about our Sustainability Policy here (in Swedish).

How do you handle my personal data?

We handle personal data in accordance with our data policy (in Swedish).