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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.

The group's involvement is based around Royal Ballet stage rehearsals, masterclasses and performances and offers opportunities to meet artists and staff of The Royal Ballet at receptions and other events.

‘As I near the end of my first year of my involvement in and membership of the Fonteyn Circle I can only confirm that I am delighted with my decision to become more involved with the Royal Opera House and more specifically The Royal Ballet. The range and quality of the events to which I have been invited has been both unique and excellent as has the attention to detail and courtesy of the philanthropy staff. It has been a great opportunity to meet like-minded people from all walks of life but with a similar passion for such a wonderful institution and art form. For my part I have already confirmed that I will continue with my support for the next season which I look forward to with great excitement.’
Fonteyn Circle supporter

Fonteyn Circle Events 2017/18

Supporters will be warmly invited to the following:

Wednesday 18 October 2017
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fée / Elite Syncopations
A post performance celebration followed by an informal supper with The Royal Ballet and guest companies*.

Tuesday 31 October 2017
A Complete Symphony
Connoisseurs’ Series Evening with choreographer Twyla Tharp interviewed by
Kevin O’Hare.

A private stage rehearsal
with The Royal Ballet to be confirmed.

Thursday 22 March 2018
A Healthy Legacy
Private tour of The Royal Ballet’s Mason Healthcare Suite with Gregory Retter and guest speaker Dame Monica Mason.

Tuesday 17 April 2018
Watch Liam Scarlett work with dancers of The Royal Ballet on the new staging of Swan Lake.

This Season, the Fonteyn Circle will support Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration which forms part of the Autumn programme.

*The cost of tickets and refreshments will be charged in addition to your donation.

For more information please contact Jessica Rigby on +44 (0)20 7212 9587 or We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.