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 million and we are fundraising for the final, but crucial, 2.4 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.
"“The doors of our new home will be open to everyone. From our neighbourhood community in Wandsworth to our worldwide membership, our new headquarters will be a place to learn, perform, teach and inspire. In short, a home for dance.” "Luke Rittner – CEO, Royal Academy of Dance
How you can help
Find out more below about our new home for dance, and how you can support our work.