A new Home for Dance

In January 2017, the Royal Academy of Dance announced plans for a new purpose-built global headquarters, just one mile away from its current location in Battersea, London.

The new building, promises state-of-the-art facilities to enable us to further strengthen our ties with the local community, to meet the ever-growing demands for high quality dance education, and to expand on our commitment to dance teacher training internationally.

In January 2019, our President, Dame Darcey Bussell, joined our Chief Executive, Luke Rittner, to mark a significant construction milestone with the ‘topping out’ ceremony.  This step brought us closer to realising our ambition of creating a new home for dance for the next 100 years, following our 2020 Centenary celebrations.

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



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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Moving Forward

We need to raise funds to finance the move to our new home.
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Step by step

The journey so far...
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Empowering People Through Dance

RAD is an independent educational charity with no government funding. Every penny we make goes back into the work we do which includes our cultural engagement plans with our diverse communities. Sadly the loss of income from our day to day activity as a result of Covid 19 has caused a major funding gap of £1M in the UK alone and we need your help.
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