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 as we move into a new space next year with more space and facilities to widen access and participation.
Our new building will provide 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 will increase 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.
Name a seat
Other ways to support us
A new Home of Dance
Trusts and foundations
Our partners and sponsors
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.