Gifts in wills

Johan Persson

Your gift, their future.

Our legacy

The Royal Ballet School has been at the cornerstone of British classical ballet for 90 years. Its legacy has been to provide the world with generations of renowned dancers and choreographers. The school continues to train talented young people with a gift and desire to dance, nurturing and refining them into inspirational performers and choreographers who will follow in the footsteps of other Royal Ballet School students.

(See alumni).

Since its foundation, our generous benefactors have played an essential part in the continued success of The Royal Ballet School and its work. Our need for financial support is as real today as ever, with legacy gifts playing an important role.

Your legacy

By leaving a gift in your will to The Royal Ballet School, you can help young people achieve their dreams and create dancers who awaken your passion for ballet in the audiences of the future.

Where possible, a gift left to The Royal Ballet School in a will is placed into the School’s Endowment Fund (registered charity no: 285766) and managed by a board of Trustees who are responsible for ensuring that donations are used according to the donors wishes. If unspecified, the gift will be used where the need is greatest; sponsoring a student’s training, commissioning new choreography or developing the School’s facilities.

Having an up-to-date, professionally written will is very important.

It’s the only way to ensure your wishes are carried out after you die, and the people and causes you care about are looked after. We always recommend you prepare your will through a solicitor. This is the best way to ensure it’s accurate, legally binding and truly fulfils your wishes.

Please download our Legacy Leaflet for more information.

If you are interested leaving a gift in your will to The Royal Ballet School and would like to discuss it further, please contact Judith Howard in our Development Department who will be delighted to hear from you:


Judith Howard

+44 (0) 20 7845 7071