Become a Friend


Friends of The Royal Ballet School provide invaluable support to our students through their ongoing membership and attendance at our events. In return, they have the opportunity to watch our dancers as they progress through the School towards a professional career, and receive privileged access to their day to day training.

Download an application form.


Annual membership £50

Why become a Friend?

The true value of being a Friend is in playing a part in supporting our students achieve their dream.

Friends also receive:

  • Updates from The Royal Ballet School
  • Invitations to Friends’ Open Days, a unique opportunity to watch students in daily class and rehearsal
  • Priority booking for School events, choreographic presentations and the School’s Summer Performances at Opera Holland Park and the Royal Opera House

We welcome membership applications from new Friends at any time during the year, however, please note that the annual membership programme runs from 1 September to 31 August.

Gift memberships are also available on request.

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!’

If you are interested in becoming a friend of The Royal Ballet School, please email:

Friends’ Secretary (Volunteer)
[email protected]

Please note that the Friends Programme is largely conducted by email and online through our website.

Alternatively you might wish to deepen your engagement with The Royal Ballet School by joining the Corps. Find out more about the Corps.

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