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Pointe Shoes Appeal

Footwear is essential to ballet, enabling our dancers to give their best performances. Each Season, we spend over £250,000 on pointe shoes, flat ballet shoes, character shoes, ribbon, elastic and detailing relevant to each production. Please give a gift today to help contribute to this cost.

How could you help?

  • £5 could pay for ribbon for five pairs of shoes
  • £39 could pay for a pair of pointe shoes
  • £195 could pay for five pairs of pointes; a week’s supply for a corps de ballet dancer
  • £540 could pay for a pair of flat ballet shoes for every male dancer
  • £900 could pay for a year’s supply of ribbon for the whole Company


Guess how many crystals are used on the Caterpillar’s feet in The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for a chance to win a pair of Caterpillar pointe shoes worn by Leticia Stock.

Enter online via social media by tagging your answer and a picture of your guess with #CaterpillarFeet.

All entries must be received by 26 January 2015 and the winner will be selected at random from all correct entries received. Good luck!

e.g. £5, £39, £195 or other

If you pay tax you can help us even more at no extra cost. You can give us an extra 25 pence for every pound of your donation, merely by ticking this Gift Aid declaration.

Please treat as Gift Aid donations all qualifying gifts of money made today, in the past four years and in the future. I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 I give. I will notify The Royal Opera House Foundation if I want to cancel this declaration, change my name or home address or no longer pay sufficient tax on my income and/or capital gains.

It is also possible to make a donation by phone or by post.
Call Sacha Glasgow-Smith +44 (0)20 7212 9510 for more information.