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Why our students need your support

Despite funding received from the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme, our students’ families can find it a considerable financial strain for their children to attend The Royal Ballet School. Currently 89% of our students rely on financial support to continue their training.

Striving to provide the very best opportunities for students to reach their full potential, The Royal Ballet School is also constantly challenged to meet the cost of staging performances, commissioning new choreography, employing guest teachers and organising overseas tours and exchanges.

These essential ingredients are pivotal to the development of the students’ careers. They are also vital for maintaining the School’s international renown and attracting the greatest talent to the art form – both nationally and internationally. The dedication of the students is unparalleled, however their success lies in the hands of generous, far-sighted individuals and companies who believe in the importance of a flourishing artistic life.

Ongoing individual and corporate sponsorship is fundamental to the continued success of The Royal Ballet School.

Find out about how to make your donation

If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider Gift Aid when you make a donation

Your support will make a difference.

The Royal Ballet School is a Registered Charity Number: 214364

Sponsorship is sought for our:


Perhaps one of the most rewarding ways to support us is to sponsor one of our students.

New choreography

With support we aim to commission two or three new choreographic works each year from established and emerging choreographers.


Every year we source a variety of classical and contemporary repertoire to showcase the skills of the students and we need support to continue this valuable work.

Summer Performances

Sponsorship opportunities are offered for our Royal Opera House summer performances.

Guest Teacher Programme

Developing our annual Guest Teacher Programme requires on-going financial support.

Tours and exchanges

International student tours and exchanges are made possible only with your support.

General Fund

Perhaps the most valuable way to support the School it to make a donation to our General Fund.