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Learning Appeal

I’ve enjoyed everything…I feel a lot more confident.’
Melanie, 9, Chance to Dance Participant

At the Royal Opera House we run a wide-reaching range of inspiring and enriching learning and participation programmes for children, families, students and older people, in Thurrock and in London.

Please give a gift today to support one of these programmes:

‘It’s a remarkable programme’

Andrew Tidmarsh and Cordelia Galloway, parents of Jacob Tidmarsh who started at the Royal Ballet School in September 2014.


Please help us continue these thriving programmes by making a donation today. Thank you.

  • £52 will pay for a child to receive six weeks of dance workshops
  • £120 will sponsor one singer to participate for a year in the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus
  • £350 will support the cost of music hire for one term
  • £468 will pay for a child to receive weekly dance lessons for a year

e.g. £52, £120, £350 or other

If either project becomes fully funded as part of this appeal, your donation will be directed towards general Learning and Participation projects.

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 Covent Garden 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.

We are very grateful to the following for their existing support of Chance to Dance:

Mrs Lily Safra, J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust, Orinoco Foundation, Marit Mohn, Simon and Tracey Holden, Thurrock Borough Council, MariaMarina Foundation, Gonzalo and Maria Garcia, Royal Opera House Endowment Fund, CHK Charities Limited, Marina Hobson MBE, Eugene and Stephanie Leouzon, Sue Street, Raymonde Jay, Katrin and Christoph Henkel, Robin Vince, Freed of London, Fowler Smith and Jones, Sue Sheridan and The Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries.

The Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus is generously sponsored by Thurrock Borough Council and the Royal Opera House Endowment Fund.