Tours of White Lodge

We are now offering tours of White Lodge.


What you will see

Tours of White Lodge provide an introduction to this Grade I listed hunting lodge, commissioned by George I in 1727, which has been home to The Royal Ballet School since 1955. Tour routes may vary depending on activities taking place on site, but would normally include access to the original fine rooms of the main villa; ballet studios; the dining hall; the boarding houses (including the room in which Edward VIII was born in 1894); the brick-lined tunnels dating from the 1760s; the Georgian kitchens, now the School Library; the Victorian Stable block, now the School’s academic classroom area, and the gardens.

All tours will culminate with a visit to White Lodge Museum.

Please note: Tours of White Lodge do not include viewing the students in training; tours take place during school holidays, when the students are off-site. The standard tour includes stairs and some uneven ground. However, White Lodge is accessible for wheelchair users; please let us know if you have any access requirements at the time of booking.

When you can take a tour

We are currently offering tours on the following dates at 11am:

Tuesday 31 March SOLD OUT

Thursday 16 April SOLD OUT

Saturday 18 April SOLD OUT

Please note:  Tours of White Lodge are organised on a  term-by-term basis to fit in with School activities therefore we are unable to set dates for new tours far in advance. Please keep checking this page to see any newly added dates.


The entire visit lasts approximately 1 hr 45 mins (a 50 minute site tour, followed by a visit to White Lodge Museum)

How to book

Tours of White Lodge cost £10 (full price); £8.50 (concessions); £6.50 (under 16s). Please visit to book.

How to get to us

By car: For Tours of White Lodge you are welcome to drive to and park at White Lodge.
Public transport: The closest train station is Mortlake (National Rail) from which it is a 30 minute walk or short taxi ride to White Lodge. You can also catch a taxi from Richmond Station (National Rail and London Underground).