Image: Julia Conway, Alice Bellini and Georgia Bould in rehearsals for La Sylphide © Laurent Liotardo

Here is the perfect Christmas present for the arts lover in your life: a gift that lasts all year round – an English National Ballet Friend membership.

Our Friends benefit from generous ticket discounts, advance notice of our new season and principal casting, regular mailings including our annual magazine In the Wings, and access to a range of unique insight events including masterclasses and working stage rehearsals.

Gift Membership starts from just £50 per year by Direct Debit, and is presented in an elegant welcome pack, which we can either send directly to the recipient or to you to give them in person on Christmas Day.

Friends Event - Dancer in the Spotlight: Sarah Kundi © Laurent Liotardo

“My wife has always been a fan of classical ballet and gifting her the opportunity to indulge her passion over the past couple of years by becoming a Friend of the English National Ballet has given me pleasure too.

“Getting to see the Company perform is a pleasure in itself, but another dimension is added when you get to see performances being put together, honed and polished into the finished article during masterclasses and working stage rehearsals, which provide a greater insight into the hard work, commitment and professionalism of everyone involved.”

Ken, Christmas Gift Membership buyer

Julia Conway, Alice Bellini and Georgia Bould in rehearsals for La Sylphide © Laurent Liotardo

As well our fantastic range of benefits, this year for every Gift Membership purchased online in December we are also offering a free limited edition English National Ballet poster and holographic notebook.

And to help your loved one start making the most of their membership from day one, we will also give them a pair of free tickets to watch our dancers in Company Class on stage at the London Coliseum on Saturday 12 January 2019.

Order online or over the phone by midday on Thursday 20 December for guaranteed Christmas delivery. Or if you are coming to see Nutcracker at the London Coliseum over the festive season, Gift Membership will also be available to purchase from our merchandise desk in the foyer from 13 December 2018.

For further information or to organise a gift, call the Friends Office on 0207 590 2950 or email support@ballet.org.uk.

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