Friends of The Royal Ballet School provide invaluable support to our students through their ongoing membership. In return, they have the opportunity to watch our dancers as they progress through the School towards a professional career, as well as being able to see what goes on behind-the-scenes.


Annual membership £40
Joint membership £60


Gift memberships are also available on request – the perfect present for a ballet lover.

Membership period 1 September to 31 August

Why become a Friend?

The true value of becoming a Friend is in knowing you have played a part in supporting our students to achieve their full potential.

Friends also receive:

  • Updates through The Royal Ballet School’s e-newsletter Encore, sent to you twice a year
  • Invitations to Friends’ Open Days, held twice a year – a unique opportunity to watch students in daily class and rehearsal
  • Priority booking for School events, choreographic competitions and the School’s Summer Performances at the Royal Opera House


Here’s what some of our members have said about the Friends Programme:


‘I leave every Open Day on a high – having been infected by the enthusiasm, dedication and sheer hard work of the students and their teachers.’

‘Always a highlight to walk through The Royal Ballet School’s doors!’


We continue to welcome membership applications from new Friends throughout the year. However, please note that availability for events reduces as each academic year progresses.