London City Island

English National Ballet School are excited to be moving to a new combined home at London City Island later this year. with English National Ballet. These state-of-the-art facilities will ensure we are able to continue to offer the excellent training we pride ourselves on in significantly better facilities than our current home and befitting to a world-class school – one that provides inspiration and encourages ambition.

The School will occupy two floors and will have three large hi-tech studios, a gym, a multi- purpose room for specialist training, tutoring, rehabilitation and student support. There is a lecture room for academic study, a large student common room, male and female changing rooms and office space for administration staff. We will also have the opportunity to work in the Company’s theatre size production studio.

Brining the School and Company together under one roof will be aspirational for our students providing unique training opportunities alongside the Company and helping them make those important steps taking them even closer to their careers as professional dancers. 

We need your help in furnishing the School’s new home. See how your donation can help us.

£50 Lockers for student changing rooms

Our students spend very long days in School. It is important for them to have somewhere safe to keep their belongings. Their bags are fit to bursting with ballet shoes, leotards, warm up boots and academic books!                                                                                                    

£100 Chairs for lecture room         

We are excited to have a state-of-the-art lecture room for academic study. Alongside their ballet studies students have regular lessons in Dance History, Dance on Screen and Choreography.                                          

£250 IT equipment for lecture room 

Our ambition is to match our cutting-edge facilities with cutting edge teaching and the use of technology is essential in this. Thankfully there is much historical dance footage available in digital format and access to this during classes is essential for our students.                                              

£500 Audio Visual Equipment      

Recording students in class can help enhance teaching Enabling students to watch themselves and explain how and why to apply corrections is a valuable teaching tool. Each of our studios will be fitted with audio visual equipment to assist this teaching practice. It will also ensure rehearsals will captured and preserved in our digital archive.

To find out more please contact us on or call our development department on +44 (0) 20 7376 7076.