Accessibility links


Sign In

Pointe Shoes Appeal

Each Season The Royal Ballet dance through over 6,000 pairs of pointe shoes. The annual Pointe Shoes Appeal supports the cost of ballet footwear, helping to keep our dancers on their toes.

A gift to the Pointe Shoes Appeal will support our dancers with everything they do both in rehearsal and on stage.

‘One of the reasons I love being in The Royal Ballet is dancing on pointe. We train so hard, and I feel privileged that we are able to dance in such great pointe shoes.’

Itziar Mendizabal, First Soloist at The Royal Ballet

How could you help?

  • £39 could provide a pair of pointe shoes
  • £78 could provide two pairs of pointe shoes - a day's supply for a Principal dancer
  • £195 could provide five pairs of pointe shoes to last an Artist for a week
  • £380 could provide a custom made pair of men's ballet boots
  • £540 could provide a pair of flat ballet shoes for every male Royal Ballet dancer
  • £936 could provide enough pointe shoes for the 24 Wilis in one performance of Giselle

You can also make a gift over the phone by calling Alice Macrae on 020 7212 9127.

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 Alice Macrae on 020 7212 9127.