Tutus and Tights Appeal

The Royal Ballet School's Tutus and Tights Appeal is a fund that supports the cost of costumes the students wear during performances that take place throughout the year.

Developing a strong technique in classical ballet is crucial for a young dancer and hours of training in class are spent perfecting this. However, another essential component of their training are opportunities for the students to perform on stage to a live audience.

The students perform annually at Opera Holland Park and the Royal Opera House, in the School's Solos Evenings and in dance demonstrations as part of our educational outreach work. For all these productions an extensive wardrobe of costumes is required, with a stock of key items such as tutus, dresses, tunics, jackets, head-dresses, tights, character shoes and boots. This is in constant need of refreshing and replenishing, as costumes become worn by repeated use and cleaning.

This year, the Tutus and Tights Appeal has supported the costs of a number of costumes including those worn during the Summer Performances. If you enjoyed these performances, please consider making a donation to help us continue these invaluable opportunities for our students and equally provide magical and thrilling shows for you all to watch.

A donation of any amount to this important fund would be hugely appreciated by the School and the students. You can help us by donating online here: