Central School Of Ballet

Central is planning an exciting move to bespoke new premises at Paris Gardens in London’s flourishing arts community on the South Bank in SE1. The building has already been built and now needs to be fitted out to meet our specific needs.

Aiming for completion in the 2018/19 Academic year, the new building will become a hub
for a dynamic dance community. It will combine excellence in dance training for those aiming for a professional career with accessible dance classes for all and community engagement projects.

Over 1200 people use Central’s Herbal Hill facilities each week; it has been our home for
over 30 years and whilst much loved we have now outgrown the space it can offer. The new premises will offer state of the art facilities to match any in the UK for our full time degree course students and will allow the school to offer dance classes to thousands more in the Southwark area.

Central will occupy over 3,000 square metres of the Paris Gardens building - almost three times the size of our current home. A fundraising campaign is underway to raise the funds required for the fit-out of the building to meet our specific needs. If you would like to know more please contact the Development Team on 020 7837 6332 or email development@csbschool.co.uk.




“Becoming a professional dancer takes talent, but also enormous determination and continuous effort. In the Paris Gardens building
we will be able to provide world-class facilities to match our students’
ambition. We will have space to grow, to nurture creativity at all levels,
to inspire partnerships and to encourage the local community to
experience our passion for dance. The response to our plans has been
enthusiastic and many major donations are already in place or pledged.
We are now accelerating our fundraising activities to finance the
final stage of the development.”
Heidi Hall Director



"This is a momentous time in Central’s history. Their planned move to
Paris Gardens will allow a greater engagement with young people who
don’t currently get access to dance classes, building on their activities
with junior schools in Southwark. This organisation was founded on
the principle that talented young dancers should get the opportunity
to pursue dance as a career independent of financial circumstances or background. The new premises will allow the school to work with local communities to ensure this founding principle is followed."

HRH Countess of Wessex Patron of Central School of Ballet


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