The Company

Birmingham Royal Ballet is one of the world's great companies, a true powerhouse in classic ballet and contemporary dance.

We’re proudly rooted in Birmingham, our home since 1990, and we cherish our connections with the diverse people of our city. At the same time, we tour around the UK and internationally, bringing world-class ballet and live music to the widest range of audiences in our nation and beyond.

We perform everything from grand romantic ballets to breathtaking new dance works inspired by our world today – including many pieces created just for us by the world’s best established and emerging choreographers.

We’re bringing new life to the greatest ballet traditions – but under the leadership of Carlos Acosta, our Director, we’re also pushing the art form into electrifying new directions, underpinned by the artistry, creativity and technical excellence for which we’re known around the world.

We can trace our origins back to 1931, when Dame Ninette de Valois founded the Vic-Wells Ballet – a precursor to BRB, established under the great Peter Wright in 1990. But while we’re proud of our history, we’re also passionately committed to the future of ballet – and we’re doing our best to leave it in good hands. Our inclusive learning and engagement programmes are helping to nurture a new generation of young dancers, making sure they can take forward our great art form through the years and decades to come.

We are BRB. Join us for the best in classic and contemporary ballet.

Patron His Majesty King Charles III
Vice-President The Lady Sarah Chatto

Founder Dame Ninette de Valois OM, CH, DBE
Founding Director Laureate of Birmingham Royal Ballet Sir Peter Wright CBE
Founder Choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton OM, CH, CBE
Founder Music Director Constant Lambert
Prima Ballerina Assoluta Dame Margot Fonteyn DBE
Music Director Laureate Barry Wordsworth

Birmingham Royal Ballet is a company limited by guarantee. Registered office: Thorp Street, Birmingham B5 4AU. Registered in England and Wales no. 3320538. Charity Registered no. 1061012. VAT Registration no. 232 5263 33.

Our postal address is: Birmingham Royal Ballet, Thorp Street, Birmingham B5 4AU