Our home in London

We are proud of our new global headquarters which gives us better education and training facilities for our members, students, teachers, examiners, and staff.

These include seven brand new studios; the Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre; the Wolfson Library; and an archive housing and displaying our collection of over 75,000 dance and RAD-related objects.

The building also houses a brand new RAD shop, and a café offering somewhere to meet before or after a class – or just because you fancy popping for a coffee with a friend!

We are committed to making our new headquarters a home not just for our members, but also for our partners and our local community – in fact, for everyone.

Dance School

We offer a variety of extra-curricular dance classes for young people and adults. Whether for fun and fitness or to develop technique and skills, we provide a full timetable of classes offering something for everyone.
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The Wolfson Library

The Wolfson Library houses one of the largest specialist dance collections in the UK. We welcome visitors from around the world as well as Royal Academy of Dance members, students and staff.
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Benesh International

Home of the Benesh Movement Notation (BMN), we support the dance profession by preserving choreographic copyright and training the next generation of choreologists.
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Venue hire

Information on our dance studios, conference and meeting spaces, and classrooms for hire.
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Tours of RAD headquarters

See our new facilities, including artworks relating to the history and development of the RAD.
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Plan your visit

Address

Royal Academy of Dance
188 York Road
London
SW11 3JZ

Opening times

  • Monday – Friday: 8am – 10pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 6pm
Getting here

Upcoming classes and events

25 Sep '22
CPD / London HQ

First Aid for Dance Teachers (London) SOLD OUT

Price
Member Fee: £135/€156/$163 Non-Member Fee: £187/€217/$226
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28 Sep '22
London HQ / Members' events / Membership / Tour

Tour of RAD headquarters

Duration
30 mins
Price
Free for RAD members £5 (refunded when you sign up for RAD membership)
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9 Oct '22
CPD / London HQ / Silver Swans

Silver Swans® Workshop (London)

Price
Member Fee: £165/€191/$199 Non-Member Fee: £182/€211/$220
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24 Oct '22
CPD / London HQ

Introduction to Teaching Musical Theatre Dance to Older Learners (London)

Price
Member Fee: £129/€149/$156 Non-Member Fee: £182/€211/$220
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26 Oct '22
London HQ / Members' events / Membership / Tour

Tour of RAD headquarters

Duration
30 mins
Price
Free for RAD members £5 (refunded when you sign up for RAD membership)
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29 Oct '22
CPD / London HQ

Breaking Down and Building Up – Approaches to the Training of Advanced Pointe Work (London)

Price
Member Fee: £65/€75/$78 Non-Member Fee: £91/€105/$110
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Name a seat

The move to our new headquarters provides a unique opportunity for you to contribute to our history and to become part of the fabric of the new building.
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