The Pitch | Royal Academy of Dance

In October 2018, Carlos Acosta CBE will join a long list of dance world luminaries to receive the Royal Academy of Dance’s most prestigious accolade, the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award for Services to Dance.

(Photo: Johan Persson)

Inaugurated in 1954 – the year after Her Majesty’s accession to the throne – the honour has been bestowed since to the greats of the ballet and dance worlds, from Dame Ninette de Valois (1954), to Rudolf Nureyev (1983), and most recently to Sir Matthew Bourne (2016.)

As it approaches its centenary year (2020) the Royal Academy of Dance is open to a range of sponsorships and partnerships that offer partners access into and alignment with the varied and storied world of dance. Whether as a supporter of the RAD’s role in putting the next great ballerina on the stage of the Royal Opera House, or via a CSR objective to support the Academy’s charitable objectives to bring dance into more people’s lives, we have a range of exciting opportunities on the horizon.

The Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award is the ideal occasion for potential partners to learn more about the Academy and its work, as well as a rich opportunity to entertain clients.

Taking place from 5.30pm on Monday 15 October 2018 in the splendid surroundings of London’s Spencer House, this will be an evening to remember.


We have a strictly limited number of tickets available to Walpole members. For an investment of £200 per person, guests will enjoy:

– Early evening presentation ceremony in the Great Room of Spencer House, followed by Carlos Acosta CBE in conversation with Luke Rittner CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Dance

– A reception in the state rooms of Spencer House, with Nyetimber English sparkling wine and canapés


Please email Matthew Cunningham, Director of Strategic Development and Fundraising.


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