White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre

Richmond upon Thames

White Lodge, a Grade I listed neo-Classical Palladian building, was commissioned in 1727. The previous year had seen the debut of the 'first ballerina', Marie Camargo, at the Paris Opera. The White Lodge story continues to weave in and out of the fascinating history of Classical ballet.
Since 1955 White Lodge has been the home of The Royal Ballet Lower School. For more than eighty years The Royal Ballet School has occupied a central role in the cultural life of the nation, producing some of the world's most acclaimed dancers and choreographers. Its contributed to Classical ballet is acknowledged internationally.
Displays feature material from the internationally significant Royal Ballet School Collections, including Margot Fonteyn's ballet shoe, the death mask of Anna Pavlova, and the school reports of famous alumni.

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