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To celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2019, Scottish Ballet is launching an ambitious Five in Five Campaign - to commission and stage five new full-length ballets in five years, one for every decade of our company’s history. This is a huge undertaking, but one that brings rich rewards.

‘“We have the talent, we have the drive and we have the experience to create something truly special” ’

Christopher Hampson, CEO / Artistic Director

New work challenges and motivates our dancers, attracts the very best artists to Scotland and inspires the next generation of young dancers. We will also stimulate and nourish our audiences and communities. 

Your national dance company

With your help we can reach our goal of £5million in five years.

We are already well on our way to achieving this target thanks to substantial up-front pledges from valued patrons. By supporting this initiative, you will ensure our dancers and audiences will be inspired by the excellence Scottish Ballet can offer.

Be part of Scottish Ballet's history, for today and tomorrow, by joining our Five in Five Campaign.

For more information, please contact Antonia Brownlee, Head of Philanthropy, on 0141 331 6290 or email


The Crucible and The Snow Queen form part of our 50th anniversary season in 2019-20, and are the first of the five new commissions.

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The Scandal at Mayerling forms part of our season in 2020-21, and and is the third of the five new commissions.

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We warmly acknowledge and thank the following patrons generously supporting our Five in Five Campaign.

Founding Patrons

The Monument Trust
The Viewforth Trust
Geoff & Mary Ball

Lead Patrons

Ian & Lesley Curle
Kate & Gavin Gemmell
The Imlay Foundation
The Munro Foundation
Anne Reece
Fiona & Ian Russell
The Turtleton Trust
One anonymous patron

Principal Patrons

Sandy & Wendy Bannerman
Iain McGlashan Charitable Trust
PRS Foundation
Mike Rutterford & Susan Christie
One anonymous patron


Barbara Allison CBE
Susan & Kathleen Anderson
Anna Bateson
Eleanor Bentley
Ted Brandsen
Jann & Tony Brown
Stewart & Janie Clark
Sophy Green
Neil & Nicola Gordon
Rachel Gwyon
Christopher Hampson
Giles Hedger
Mary Hitchon
Mark Llewllin
Callum & Jill Meikle
Norman & Pam Murray
Joyce Pringle
Juliette Paton
Steven Roth
Keith Ruddock
Alastair & Sheila Stewart
Helen Stuart
Malcolm & Ann Thoms

Five in Five Dance Health Sponsor

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Five in Five Commissioning Sponsor

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