Support from Trusts & Foundations makes everything we do possible.

Our Trusts and Foundations help us to achieve Scottish Ballet’s global reputation in artistic excellence and further our company mission to make dance as widely accessible as possible. Below are just some of the projects that our Trusts and Foundations help us bring to life.

Christopher Hampson's Cinderella


From timeless and delightfully magical adaptations of the fairytale classics, to brave re-imaginings of archetypal classics, Scottish Ballet produces captivating world-class premieres.

Eve Mutso as Blanche DuBois with Company dancers in Nancy Meckler and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s A Streetcar Named Desire.


Scottish Ballet is fast becoming the nation’s best export, touring to Russia, China, the USA and remote locations around Scotland, as well as large theatres across the UK.

Madeline Squire and Javier Andreu in Scottish Ballet dancer Sophie Laplane’s Maze.


CEO / Artistic Director, Christopher Hampson has secured commissions to not only present works of choreographic excellence, but also to inspire our dancers. The cumulative influence in style from visiting artists means that our repertoire remains distinctive and wide-ranging.

Scottish Ballet Youth Exchange


Scottish Ballet is committed to helping develop new choreographers and offers regular opportunities for dancers who wish to grow their choreographic skills. As well as commissioning new work to established choreographers and mentoring company dancers, the Engagement Team offers choreography opportunities at all levels.

Wee Cinderella Meet & Greet, 2015


Our 1 hour ‘Wee’ performances are created especially for families with very young children (aged 3 and up) featuring the Company’s dancers and accompanied by live music from the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Our inclusive performances are presented in a calm atmosphere making them accessible for all.

Dance for Parkinson’s workshop


In 2015, the Engagement Team delivered over 1,000 events, allowing almost 200,000 people of all ages and abilities across the UK to learn and engage with Scottish Ballet. Scottish Ballet delivers a diverse range of performance and participatory engagement projects, including; The Close, Youth Exchange (YEX), Hothouse and Dance For Parkinson’s.

A touch tour.


The audio description programme enables visually impaired patrons to experience the beauty of dance. Prior to the audio-described performance, we offer our visually impaired patrons a 'touch tour', which allows them to engage first hand with costumes and props.

Choreographer Sophie Laplane looks on as Director Eve McConnachie films Dancers Madeline Squire and Javier Andreu.


Scottish Ballet is constantly exploring ways that it can collaborate with digital artists and in exhibit on digital platforms. Not only are we developing an interdisciplinary approach, we want audiences to have more opportunities to view and interact with dance. In 2017 we launched our first ever Digital Season, which introduced new audiences to the Company.

An MMus (Pianist for Dance) student.


Music is an intrinsic part of both dance and dance engagement, and becoming a musician for dance is a specialist skill which Scottish Ballet nurtures. Our aim is to make live, professional music that accompanies dance as widely accessible as possible, bringing the beauty of live music and dance to people of all ages across Scotland.


Life Changes Trust
John Ellerman Foundation
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
R S MacDonald
The Linbury Trust
The Monument Trust
The Robertson Trust
Rayne Foundation
The Foyle Foundation

Barcapel Foundation
Elizabeth Frankland Moore and Star Foundation
John Mather Charitable Trust
Mactaggart Third Fund
Mrs M A Lascelles Charitable Trust
The Alma & Leslie Wolfson Charitable Trust
The Castansa Trust
The Cruden Foundation
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Esterson Trust
The Foyle Foundation
The Gannochy Trust
The Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust
The JTH Charitable Trust
The Imlay Foundation
The Linbury Trust
The Martin Connell Charitable Trust
The MEB Charitable Trust
The McGlashan Charitable Trust
The PRS for Music Foundation
The Peter Darrell Trust
The Rayne Foundation
Turtleton Trust
The W.A Cargill Fund
The family of the Wendy Hamilton Scholarship Fund
Viewforth Trust

Scottish Ballet makes a commitment to individuals, trusts and foundations that make financial contributions towards our work; to be honest and transparent, respect privacy, and apply gifts responsibly to their intended purpose. Scottish Ballet undertakes to comply with all relevant laws including tax legislation, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Fundraising Practice.