For ten years, Opus has been the collective of staff, volunteers and supporters behind Now Then, Wordlife, Festival of Debate and many other projects.

Behind the scenes we’ve been doing even more, investing in social good by helping other not-for-profits and supporting community projects that make our city better for us all. At its heart, Opus gives a platform to alternative voices you might not hear elsewhere, encouraging participation, action and social change.

But we’re better with friends on our side, so we’re inviting you to be a pal and get involved with our work.

As a Friend of Opus, you won’t just get that warm glow of doing good and making a difference, or supporting our work to entertain, engage, inspire, showcase talent and empower independent businesses and local charities. You’ll get benefits too, like priority booking, discounts and voting rights, so you can influence how Opus is run and who benefits from the work we do.

We want to make Opus as open to the many communities of Sheffield as we can and we need your help to grow and make ourselves sustainable. If you can’t afford to support what we do financially but you see the value in it, we still want you to join us.

You should become a Friend of Opus because…

  • It will help us continue to expand our existing not-for-profit projects running across the city, including Now Then Magazine and the Now Then App, Festival of Debate, Wordlife and more, many of which are offered free of charge to the public.
  • You’ll get all kinds of exclusive gifts and discounted entry to our events.
  • You’ll have the chance to guide the direction of the company and its projects through Friends meetings and an opportunity to be more involved in decision making at Opus – whether you can support us financially or not.

FIND OUT MORE BELOW OR SIGN UP TO BE A FRIEND HERE

‘Supporter’

Pay-as-you-feel donation – Whether you can afford to support us financially or not, join us.

  • Subscription to monthly Opus newsletter.
  • Invitation to the Friends of Opus AGM each year.
  • Opportunity to take part in our quarterly Good Deeds vote, choosing a local charity or not-for-profit to get free marketing and development support from Opus.
  • SIGN UP AS A ‘SUPPORTER’

‘Good Egg’

£25 per year – A few goodies in return for your generous support.

  • Subscription to the monthly Opus newsletter.
  • Opportunity to take part in our quarterly Good Deeds vote, choosing a local charity or not-for-profit to get free marketing and development support from Opus.
  • Special edition Now Then enamel pin and set of 4 limited edition stickers.
  • 10% discount on all purchases from the Opus shop.
  • Priority booking ahead of the general public to buy tickets for Festival of Debate, Wordlife and Opus events and a 10% discount on all tickets.
  • Exclusive monthly preview of Now Then’s featured artist.
  • SIGN UP AS A ‘GOOD EGG’

‘Independent Thinker’

£79 per year – Now Then through the post every month, plus more goodies.

  • Subscription to the monthly Opus newsletter.
  • Special edition Now Then enamel pin and set of 4 limited edition stickers.
  • Exclusive monthly preview of Now Then’s featured artist.
  • Opportunity to take part in our quarterly Good Deeds vote, choosing a local charity or not-for-profit to get free marketing and development support from Opus.
  • Priority booking ahead of the general public to buy tickets for Festival of Debate, Wordlife and Opus events and a 10% discount on all tickets.
  • Subscription to Now Then Magazine with each printed issue delivered directly to your door (worth £59).
  • 15% discount on all purchases from the Opus shop.
  • Special edition Opus tote bag.
  • SIGN UP AS AN ‘INDEPENDENT THINKER’

‘Changemaker’

£239 per year – Now Then through the post, plus big discounts, freebies and mystery gifts…

  • Special edition Now Then enamel pin and set of 4 limited edition stickers.
  • Special edition Opus tote bag.
  • Exclusive monthly preview of Now Then’s featured artist.
  • Priority booking ahead of the general public to buy tickets for Festival of Debate, Wordlife and Opus events and a 10% discount on all tickets and reserved seating at events.
  • Subscription to Now Then Magazine with each printed issue delivered directly to your door (worth £59).
  • Opportunity to take part in our quarterly Good Deeds vote, choosing a local charity or not-for-profit to get free marketing and development support from Opus.
  • Subscription to the monthly Opus newsletter.
  • 20% discount on all purchases from the Opus shop.
  • Up to 6 free tickets to Opus events throughout the year.
  • Quarterly delivery of A4 mystery art print.
  • SIGN UP AS A ‘CHANGEMAKER’