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Christmas Appeal 2016

Northern Ballet is pleased to announce the return of our annual Christmas Appeal where we will be raising funds for our START Schools project. START introduces young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who would otherwise be unable to access the arts, to live theatre and ballet. 

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Since 2008, Northern Ballet has been working in partnership with schools across the Yorkshire region, exciting and inspiring more than 5,000 children through dance workshops and live performances, and connecting with this new audience to break down preconceptions about who can access high quality dance.

Following initial funding for the project from Children & the Arts and lately from the Audrey & Stanley Burton Trust, we now need to raise additional funds to secure the project for future generations.

With your help and support, Northern Ballet can offer a highly subsidised programme of activities and work with schools in areas of least engagement to inspire pupils who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to go to a theatre. The project involves dance workshops in school, led by Northern Ballet’s Learning Department, and culminates in a visit to see Northern Ballet productions at the theatre.

Help us introduce a child to ballet by making a donation below.

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A donation of any size will help Northern Ballet to continue this project in 2017 and bring life-changing theatrical experiences to children across Yorkshire.

To thank you for your support, all online donations over £10 will receive access to an exclusive Advent Calendar featuring behind-the-scenes images, videos and interviews with Northern Ballet dancers from our autumn season and drawn from our extensive archive.

You may also donate by texting NBCA16 £x to 70070, replacing x with your desired amount between £1 and £10.

Please help us to introduce a child to the magic of ballet this Christmas. Thank you.

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Other ways to donate

By text

By text

Text NBCA16 followed by your donation amount between £1 and £10 to 70070

Every penny of your donation (including Gift Aid) will come to us, you may be charged for your text message, please refer to your network operator's standard rates.

Donate by post

By post

You can donate by writing a cheque made payable to ‘Northern Ballet Ltd’ and sending it to: Christmas Appeal, Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PA.

If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to Gift Aid your donation to Northern Ballet, please download our Gift Aid declaration here. Just print the form, fill it in and return it with your cheque.

Donate by phone

By phone

You can donate over the phone by calling 0113 220 8000 to make a payment by credit or debit card.