Corporate support

Royal ballet school upper school students performing la valse at opera holland park

As with a successful pas de deux, our relationship with donors is a partnership whereby we support one another to meet mutually agreed objectives.

Although these relationships will usually have a fundraising element at their core, additional objectives may be realised by the corporate partner, related to networking, PR, brand enhancement, staff motivation or entertainment of clients.

There are a number of ways a company can partner The Royal Ballet School by sponsoring:


As a company you can sponsor our dancers who need financial support and enjoy following their progress throughout their time at the School.

You can bring clients to watch the students in class or dancing in performances and competitions, and at the end of the year, invite them to Opera Holland Park or the Royal Opera House to see the students in our Summer Performances.

Sponsor a student

New choreography

We commission new works by established and exciting emerging choreographers for the students to perform on tour and at our Summer Performances. These unique pieces of choreography could be credited with your company name and you could invite your clients to rehearsals or the opening night.

Sponsor new choreography

A ballet

Each year, a programme of classical and contemporary repertoire is selected to be performed on overseas tours and in our Summer Performances. Your company name could be associated with one of these ballets and you could bring clients to watch the students in rehearsals and to see it performed at Opera Holland Park and the Royal Opera House.

Sponsor our repertoire

Summer performances

This is an opportunity for your company to be the title sponsor of the School’s sell-out, end of year performances held at Opera Holland Park and the Royal Opera House. There are four performances at Opera Holland Park (capacity 1,000) and a final performance on the main stage of the Royal Opera House (capacity 2,256), accompanied by a full orchestra.

Sponsor the Summer Performances

International tours and exchanges

Support from companies is sought to underwrite the cost of taking our graduate year students on overseas tours, exposing them to an international audience and helping them to secure their professional contracts.

Sponsor an International tour or exchange

Guest Teacher Programme

Our invaluable Guest Teacher Programme requires sponsorship to cover fees, airfares and accommodation for the teachers. Again, your company’s name could be associated with this annual programme of eminent teachers.

Sponsor our Guest Teacher Programme

Corporate entertainment


A successful Corporate Event is all about that unique venue where you can create a lasting impression for your guests; a once-in-a-lifetime experience, never to be forgotten.

Our state-of-the-art Covent Garden studios on Floral Street provide the ideal solution. Located next to the Royal Opera House, it makes a perfect venue for entertaining clients and guests.

Rarely open to the public, our stunning studios are ideal for formal seated dinners for 130 or elegant buffets for up to 180 guests. A pre-dinner performance by The Royal Ballet School students will provide an unforgettable ‘entrée’ to your evening.

A programme of dance will be choreographed for you, incorporating a range of styles from classical ballet to more contemporary pieces, giving your guests a unique glimpse of tomorrow’s stars and a rare insight into the discipline and hard work demanded by this unique art form.

The Royal Ballet School only offers two corporate evenings each year.

Corporate support

If you are interested in establishing a corporate partnership with The Royal Ballet School, please contact:

Head of Development and Communications

+44 (0) 20 7845 7070

[email protected]

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