Birmingham Royal Ballet - New patron King Charles III

King Charles named Patron of Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced that His Majesty King Charles III is the Company’s new Patron, a role previously held by the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Lady Sarah Chatto, daughter of the late Princess Margaret, has also been named President of Birmingham Royal Ballet, having previously been Vice-President.

It is shaping up to be a big summer for Birmingham Royal Ballet. They will be the only ballet company to be performing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, appearing on the Pyramid Stage.

They will also be taking up residency this summer at Birmingham Museum and Gallery for a series of workshops and special performances.

The news about King Charles was revealed as Birmingham Royal Ballet attended a celebration to mark the official birthday of King Charles III, held in The Hague at the residence of the British Ambassador to the Netherlands Joanna Roper CMG.

The special event was one of the highlights of BRB’s current tour to Rotterdam as part of Holland Dance Festival where they are performing the first international dates of their hit production, Black Sabbath – The Ballet.

The dates in Rotterdam mark the start of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s summer European tour visiting Rotterdam, Luxembourg and Hamburg plus a gala performance of Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection in Iceland.

Carlos Acosta, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Director said in a statement: “We are honoured that His Majesty King Charles III, a long time supporter of BRB and visitor to performances, will take on the role of Patron, a position previously held by his mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I am also delighted that the brilliant advocate for BRB, The Lady Sarah Chatto, will continue her commitment in the role of President, continuing her service following her role as Vice President.”

Birmingham Royal Ballet is the UK’s leading touring ballet company performing a range of traditional, classical and heritage ballets as well as ground-breaking new works with the aim of encouraging choreographers of the future.

Birmingham Royal Ballet performs at Birmingham Hippodrome for approximately ten weeks of the year and the remainder of the year tours throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. On average, the Company performs 175 shows a year nationally and internationally.

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