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Pointe Shoes Appeal

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.

How could you help?

  • £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.

e.g. £5, £39, £78 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.