Terms and Conditions


These terms and conditions apply to any event, audition or course organised by The Royal Ballet School which can be booked through our website.

For full-time training, Associates and The Primary Steps Programme, parents sign a Parent Contract which forms their terms and conditions and these are sent to them annually each summer for the following school year.

All event tickets are sold subject to availability and to these terms and conditions. Purchase of tickets represents acceptance of these terms and conditions. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions may result in the refusal of admission to Royal Ballet School events.

1        Bookings

  • All bookings will be dealt with in order of receipt. Payment will normally be processed within ten working days on receipt of application, unless during busy periods
  • Automated email acknowledgement of your booking will be sent on receipt of application. You are advised not to book travel unless you have received written confirmation of a place
  • By booking on a course or event, you agree that all details you provide to us are correct, that the credit or debit card you are using is your own and that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost
  • Bookings are non-transferable to either another course or another participant, with the exception of our UK Inspire seminars (see point 3d below)
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission to events on reasonable grounds including those of health and safety or child protection. No refund will be issued
  • The number of event tickets you are permitted to purchase may be restricted. You will be notified of such restrictions at the time of purchase and we reserve the right to cancel tickets that are purchased in excess of these restrictions
  • At ticketed events, we may direct guests to specific seats should this be necessary


2       Cancellations

The Royal Ballet School reserves the right to cancel a courses or event up to a month before the date. Full refunds of both tuition and accommodation (where applicable) will be made in these circumstances.


3       Withdrawals and refunds

3.1        Course refunds

Participants who withdraw may be eligible to have their fees refunded, subject to the clauses below. Refunds will normally be processed within 14 days.

  • Withdrawal notification received before the final closing date will incur a 10% administration charge
  • Withdrawal notification received after a final closing date will incur the full fees, unless The School can offer the place to another participant. In this instance a 10% administration fee will be charged
  • Once the course has commenced there will be no refunds for withdrawals. Reasons for withdrawals can include injury/illness, homesickness, visa applications, personal or family reasons, inter alia. Please refer to point 4, Insurance
  • Participants who have booked onto one of our UK Inspire teachers’ seminars may change their booking to a different seminar up to two weeks prior to the booked seminar (this does not apply to Hong Kong seminars)
  • If you wish to withdraw from a UK Inspire seminar, you must give two week's notice before the date of the event, for Hong Kong Inspire seminar you must give four weeks' notice of withdrawal
  • If an Inspire seminar participant withdraws, seminar resources will not be issued to that person. Resources are only available to those who attend the events in person
  • Application fees are non-refundable

3.2       Notice of withdrawal from courses

Notification of withdrawal must be put in writing (email is acceptable), after which an acknowledgement will be issued. Refunds will be based on the date of receipt of the withdrawal notification email or letter. The Royal Ballet School takes no responsibility for non-receipt of email or postage notifications.

3.3       Ticketed event refunds

We do not offer ticket refunds except for when the event is sold out and the ticket can be resold. We may offer refunds or exchanges in the event of cancelled performances.

We do not permit the transfer or re-sale of a ticket.


4       Insurance

Participants are advised to consider taking out insurance against withdrawal due to injury/illness or requiring medical treatment or hospitalisation; or due to personal or family reasons which might prevent them completing the course. Participants with an existing injury or condition attend at their own risk.


5       Additional charges

Any charges incurred by The Royal Ballet School on the behalf of a participant will be passed on to the participant or the participant’s Parent/Guardian, who will be liable to reimburse the full amount, eg replacing a lost locker key.


6       Waiver – Physical contact

Physical contact may be necessary by members of the teaching faculty. If you would like further information on the School’s policy, please refer to our policy on physical contact.


7       Course and event content

The Royal Ballet School reserves the right to alter the advertised course or event and/or faculty without prior notice. Where possible, alterations will be published on the website.

We do not guarantee event performances will start at the scheduled time. No liability for affected transport arrangements is accepted.


8       Code of conduct

All course participants will receive a Code of Conduct in their confirmation pack and/or will attend an induction at the beginning of the course at which the Code of Conduct will be explained to them. Failure to observe the Code of Conduct may result in participants being asked to leave. The Royal Ballet School reserves the right, at its discretion, to refuse admission to any participants prior to, or during the course. In this instance, no refund will be given.

By signing up to Royal Ballet School events or courses, participants are agreeing they are fit and well enough to take part and take full responsibility for their personal well-being.


9       Eligibility

Where applicable, participants must be of the minimum age and/or level stated in the relevant course information in order to participate on the chosen course. The Royal Ballet School reserves the right to return applications which do not meet the age or level required.


10     Photography and recordings

Recording or photography, with or without flash is strictly forbidden by all event attendees or visitors to the school.

The Royal Ballet School reserves the right for the School or third parties to carry out general filming, photography and sound recording in or around the buildings. By booking an event, course, programme, or attending an audition, the participant consents to be photographed or sound recorded and to the commercial exploitation of such film or recording without any right to payment. Any participant who objects to being photographed or recorded must indicate this by contacting us by email prior to the event at participate@royalballetschool.org.uk.


11       Smoking

The Royal Ballet School has a non-smoking policy. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, and the use of legal highs is not permitted on the premises.


12      Personal property

The Royal Ballet School cannot be held responsible for any personal property. For some courses, lockers are provided.


13      Studios

Participants should not use or move any of the equipment unless authorised to do so. Please refer to section 28 of our Health and Safety policy for more detail.

Only water in plastic bottles may be taken in to the studios.


14      Data protection

The Royal Ballet School is committed to protecting any personal information you share with us.

Please read our Privacy Policy to find out more.


15      Access requirements

If you have any access requirements for an event or course, please let us know before booking or buying tickets. You can email us, or call us at White Lodge, +44(0)20 8392 8440 or Upper School, +44(0)20 7836 8899.


­­­16      Comments and complaints

If you have any comments or complaints, please contact us.