Support us

RAD is an independent educational charity and does not receive regular government funding. Every penny we make goes back into the work we do, which includes our cultural engagement plans with our diverse communities.

We empower people through dance education and enjoyment. Dance and movement are fundamental to our well-being; we move every day, express ourselves through movement and while we may not all aspire to be professional dancers, dance and movement give us great joy. We have ambitious plans for the future with our new building offering more space and facilities to widen access and participation.

Our new building provides us with enhanced education and training facilities for our students and teachers; a long-wished-for performance space – the 193-seat Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre – to showcase the RAD’s exceptional talent; and a wonderful library and archive to house and display our collection. Through our cultural engagement plan, we are increasing our work in communities through our growing programme of outreach and wellbeing initiatives.

You can support us by either naming a seat as part of our Name A Seat Campaign or make a donation in the link below with reference: A New Home For Dance.

Donate to the RAD

Take a seat

To celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of our global headquarters, we are releasing more £1,000 seats in the Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre for you to name after your dance school, an inspirational teacher, or a loved one.
Find out more

Other ways to support us

Individual support

We need individuals who share our passion for excellence in dance and in supporting communities to enable this prestigious work to continue. A one-off donation…
Read more

Corporate support

We believe that every dancer deserves the chance to reach the highest levels of training regardless of their background. By supporting the RAD, your organisation…
Read more

Trusts and foundations

At its heart, the RAD empowers individuals and communities through dance. Our impact is wide reaching and our work enables: Our students to build careers…
Read more


At the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), we have been teaching the world to dance for over one hundred years. Every day, all around the…
Read more

Patrons’ Circle

The Patrons' Circle is a community of supporters who share a passion for dance and further the work of RAD with philanthropic support. The Patrons'…
Read more

Our partners and sponsors

The Royal Academy of Dance is indebted to the following sponsors and supporters, who are currently working with us. Their support helps us deliver world-class…
Read more

A dancer’s journey

Find out about Mlindi Kulashe’s journey from the South African townships to the Genée (now the Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition), to a scholarship at English National Ballet School, joining Northern Ballet, and the crucial role that the Royal Academy of Dance played in his development.

Health and Happiness – “Can’t Dance or Won’t Dance?”

Health and Happiness was an online event tackling how to maintain our mental health and wellbeing in a high-performance environment.
Find out more