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Pointe Shoes Appeal

During one year The Royal Ballet get through over six thousand pairs of pointe shoes. With 26 performances, this Season’s production of The Nutcracker will require more than a thousand pairs of expertly handcrafted pointe shoes.

Each pair costs The Royal Ballet £39, so just one performance of The Nutcracker can cost a total of £1,833 in pointe shoes.

A gift to the Pointe Shoes Appeal will ensure that the dancers of The Royal Ballet have the shoes they need to dance in The Nutcracker this festive season.

How could you help?

  • £39 could provide a pair of pointe shoes for the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker this Christmas
  • £78 could provide two pairs of pointe shoes for Clara or for two Snowflakes
  • £195 could provide a week’s supply of pointe shoes for a Royal Ballet Artist
  • £540 could provide a pair of flat ballet shoes for every male Royal Ballet dancer
  • £1,833 could provide all the pointe shoes for a Nutcracker performance

It’s our donor’s support that helps bring our ballet to life. Please help bring a sparkle to our festive season with a gift to the Pointe Shoes Appeal.

e.g. £5, £39, £195 or other

Yes, I want to Gift Aid my donation made today and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past four years.

I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less income tax and/or capital gains tax in a tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year, it is my responsibility to pay any difference. 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.

You can also make a gift over the phone by calling Isobel Evans on +44 (0)20 3772 6412.

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To donate £5 by text, please text POINTE to 70660. Text costs £5 plus network charge. Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer's permission. Customer care +44 (0)20 7212 9510. Charity number 211775.