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Pointe Shoes Appeal

The Royal Ballet dances through over 6000 pairs of pointe shoes each Season. With 27 performances, next 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, and with 47 roles that require pointe work, just one performance of The Nutcracker can cost a total of £1,833 in pointe shoes.

How could you help?

  • £39 could provide a pair of pointe shoes for the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker
  • £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

Thank you for your support.


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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