LCB Touring Company

To enrich the lives of those who are not able to afford or physically access live theatre, LCB brings the theatre production – the choreography, music, costumes and dancers – into the community.

Four small touring companies bring specially tailored 30-minute performances to residential care homes, hospices, day centres and Special Educational Needs schools. Following each performance, LCB’s dancers mix with audience members either through a “meet and greet” at care homes or an interactive workshops at SEN schools, where young audience members are given the chance to feel and try on costumes.

Please contact LCB if you would like a LCB Touring Company to perform in your school, care home or hospice.

About LCB Touring Dancers

Children dancing in the touring companies are chosen either from LCB’s competitive auditions. This enables an additional 48 children each year to benefit from LCB’s professional performance experience and training. The touring companies rehearse together for 5 days, typically spread over 4 weekends. They perform over a week in care homes and special educational needs schools across Greater London. It is an exceptional experience, and we often find dancers grow as a person as much as they grow as a performer through the insight they gain taking ballet out into the community, performing for those who cannot access the theatre.

“This is the only time our pupils would be able to meet ‘real ballet dancers’ and get to touch and feel such beautiful costumes…There were a number of children who seemed to engage with the emotion of the performance, particularly when ‘dramatic, scary’ music came on. A few were dancing in their seats!”

Mandeville School