A new Home for Dance

Our new global headquarters in Battersea, is a £19.5 million project, of which we have already raised almost £17.5 million and we are fundraising for the final, but crucial, 2 million to meet our target. In our centenary year, this new building will become a new home for the Royal Academy of Dance as well as a ‘home for dance’ locally and internationally.

Our new building will provide us with enhanced education and training facilities for our students and teachers; a long wished for performance space – a 193 seat studio theatre to showcase the RAD’s exceptional talent; and a wonderful library and archive to house and display our collection of books, programmes, letters, photographs, relics and costumes. Through our cultural engagement plan, we will increase our work in communities through our growing programme of outreach and wellbeing initiatives.

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More than a building

Find out how our new home will be "a continuation of the city."
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Open to the community

The RAD at the heart of communities.
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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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How you can help

Find out more below about our new home for dance, and how you can support our work.


In the Media

31 Jan '17
Evening Standard

Royal Academy of Dance to move to new home in radical deal with developer

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24 Jan '19
Wandsworth Times

Dame Darcey Bussell sets the stage for new global headquarters for Royal Academy of Dance

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23 Jun '21
Evening Standard

New Royal Academy of Dance prepares to train the next generation of stars

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