This October, the RAD’s flagship competition returns to the UK for the first time in eight years. Formerly known as the Genée, the renamed Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition is a truly global event, providing candidates with a unique opportunity to train with world-class teachers and choreographers. Over nine days, London will play host to remarkable performances from some of the finest young dancers in the world today.
Join our audience at the final to be held at His Majesty’s Theatre in the heart of London’s West End on 29 October.
Sunday 29 October, 7pm
His Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket
Tickets £15 – £75
(includes £1.70 theatre restoration levy and £3.30 booking fee)
Semi-finals at the RAD
Tickets for the semi-finals have now sold out. At 09:00 on 25, 26 and 27 October 2023 we will open an in-person waitlist which will be based at the RAD’s main reception. Read below for further information.
25 - 27 October
Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre, Royal Academy of Dance
188 York Road, London SW11 3JZ
Single day ticket: £23 per day
Three-day ticket: £63
Tickets for this event have now sold out and we are operating a waitlist. When you are added to the waitlist, you will be given a space in the waiting room at the RAD which will have a live relay. If any seats become available in the Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre throughout the day, the seat will be offered to those in the waiting room (in number order of arrival).
Wednesday 25 October – 10:30-16:30
During the first day, each candidate will take part in a Classical Class, taught live on stage with live accompaniment.
Thursday 26 October – 10:30-15:30
On the second day, each candidate will perform their Dancer’s Own variation - a piece choreographed by themselves, their teacher or a peer to a piece of music of their choice.
Friday 27 October – 10:30-17:30
On the third and final day, each candidate will perform a Classical Repertoire variation with live accompaniment. At the end of day 3, the finalists will be announced live on stage.
Also at the RAD that week
Can't make it to London this year?
We hope to welcome you in the audience next year. However you can cozy up and enjoy watching the final on your screen, wherever you are! Thanks to our partnership with Medici.tv all you have to do is to register on their website and get access to the free live streaming.