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Fonteyn Circle

The Fonteyn Circle is a philanthropic initiative for ballet lovers who would like to become more closely involved in the work of The Royal Ballet.

Involvement is based around the Company’s stage rehearsals, performances and programming and offers members exclusive opportunities to meet artists and staff of The Royal Ballet at receptions and other events.

Supporters will be involved with the lifecycle of The Royal Ballet, from the initial conception, to rehearsals and right through until opening night. Supporters will gain access to cast and artists and enjoy a deeper relationship with the Company. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Margot Fonteyn, this Season the Fonteyn Circle will support Mikhail Fokine’s The Firebird. Fonteyn was highly praised for her interpretation of the role and this coming Season it will be performed as part of a mixed programme alongside A Month in the Country and Symphony in C.

For more information, please contact Alice Clayton on +44 (0)20 7212 9757 or by email to

Fonteyn Circle 2018/19

Supporters will be warmly welcomed to the following:

Thursday 18th October 2018
In Conversation: The Unknown Soldier
Alastair Marriott and Es Devlin will discuss their collaborative process.

Thursday 1st November 2018
A performance of La Bayadère
Followed by an informal supper with the cast and company of The Royal Ballet.

30th November 2018
In Conversation with Edward Watson
This event will be followed by a private reception.

17th January 2019
In conversation with Christopher Saunders
Rehearsal Director and Principal Character Artist Christopher Saunders will share his experience of life within The Royal Ballet.

Friday 31st May 2019
A private stage and orchestra rehearsal
Watch The Firebird / A Month in the Country / Symphony in C in rehearsal with The Royal Ballet followed by a reception in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Margot Fonteyn’s birth.

Tuesday 2 April 2019
The Royal Ballet in Class in The Clore Studio

Please note dates and events are still tbc with the Company and may be subject to cancellation or change.