This year we celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of The Sleeping Beauty. One of the great classical ballets, and now a key heritage piece within our repertory, this production opened the Royal Opera House after World War II on 20 February 1946.
We hope you might be willing to contribute to the annual Pointe Shoes Appeal and help The Royal Ballet dancers as they prepare for this enchanting and enduring classic.
- £39 could provide a pair of pointe shoes
- £78 could provide two pairs of pointe shoes for the Lilac Fairy in one performance of The Sleeping Beauty
- £160 could provide 10 pairs of toe pads to last a dancer a whole Season
- £234 could provide pointe shoes for the five fairies in one performance of The Sleeping Beauty
- £380 could provide a specially-fitted pair of cream boots for Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty
- £900 could provide a year’s supply of pointe shoes ribbon for the whole Company
We are grateful for gifts of any size. Thank you so much for your support.
You can also make a gift over the phone by calling Isobel Evans on +44 (0)20 3772 6412.
Beryl Grey as the Lilac Fairy, Margot Fonteyn as Princess Aurora and Robert Helpmann as Prince Florimund in the Vision Scene of The Sleeping Beauty (1946), Sadler's Wells Ballet (later The Royal Ballet). Photograph by Frank Sharman
Robert Helpmann as Prince Florimund and Margot Fonteyn as Princess Aurora in the Vision Scene from The Sleeping Beauty (1946), Sadler's Wells Ballet (later The Royal Ballet). Photograph by Frank Sharman © ROH