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To celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2019, Scottish Ballet launched an ambitious Five in Five Campaign – to commission and stage five new full-length ballets in five years, one for every decade of our company’s history. This is a huge undertaking, but one that brings rich rewards.

New work challenges and motivates our dancers, attracts the very best artists to Scotland and inspires the next generation of young dancers. We will also stimulate and nourish our audiences and communities.

We have the talent, we have the drive and we have the experience to create something truly special.

Christopher Hampson, CEO/Artistic Director

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Your national dance company

We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of valued patrons to help us achieve our ambitious target of £5million. The pandemic naturally had a knock-on effect on our original timeline, which means there is still time to get involved with the fifth and final ballet in this Campaign, premiering in summer 2025 (details to follow in due course).

By supporting this initiative, you will ensure our dancers and audiences will be inspired by the excellence Scottish Ballet can offer.

For enquiries about supporting the Five in Five Campaign, please contact Director of Philanthropy, Antonia Brownlee, on


The Crucible and The Snow Queen formed part of our 50th anniversary season in 2019-20, and are the first of the five new commissions.


The Scandal at Mayerling and Coppélia were premiered in 2022, and are the third and fourth of the five new commissions.


Premiering in summer 2025 – not yet announced…

We warmly acknowledge and thank the following patrons generously supporting our Five in Five Campaign.

Founding Patrons

The Monument Trust
The Viewforth Trust
Geoff & Mary Ball
Whisky Auctioneer Ltd

Lead Patrons

Ian Curle CBE & Lesley Curle
Kate & Gavin Gemmell CBE
The Imlay Foundation
The Munro Foundation
Anne Reece
Fiona & Ian Russell
The Turtleton Trust
& one anonymous patron

Principal Patrons

Sandy & Wendy Bannerman
Jim Pettigrew & Joanna Lawson
Iain McGlashan Charitable Trust
Mike & Susan Rutterford
& one anonymous patron


Barbara Allison CBE
Susan & Kathleen Anderson
Anna Bateson
Eleanor Bentley
Ted Brandsen
Jann & Tony Brown
Stewart & Janie Clark
Neil & Nicola Gordon
Mandy Graham
Sophy Green
Rachel Gwyon
Christopher Hampson
Giles Hedger
Mary Hitchon
Mark Llewellin
Callum Meikle & Jill Chalmers
Colin & Virginie Morrison
Stephen Moss CBE & Joy Moss MBE
Catherine Muirden
Norman Murray CBE & Pam Murray
Joyce Pringle
Juliette Paton MBE
Steven Roth
Keith Ruddock
Alastair & Sheila Stewart
Helen Stuart
Malcolm & Ann Thoms
Kirsty Wark
James Watt
& one anonymous patron