Rambert Dance Company Archive
Rambert productions have been recorded on video from the early 1970s and all premieres are now recorded to DVD. Unfortunately due to contracts and intellectual copyright copies of most material is not available to researchers. However, it is possible to visit the archive to view individual items for non-commercial purposes.
Rambert productions at the Ballet Club in the 1930s were recorded on film. The masters of these films form the Marie Rambert Film Collection at The BFI National Archive.
The Rambert Archive holds significant collections documenting the evolution of British dance via the development of Britain's oldest dance company as we moved from pure classical ballet, through embracing modern American influences, into the future of dance.
The collections include photography, moving image, costumes, designs, correspondence and technical files, original music scores and dance notation. They can be used by researchers, schools, dancers and dance fans, our local community and the wider public for both education and inspiration.
99 Upper Ground
London SE1 9PP
Phone: 0208 630 0608
Access: Access to the Rambert Archive is by appointment with the Rambert Archivist. Please email, telephone or call in to make an appointment with the archivist.
Materials are made available at the discretion of the Rambert Archivist and Chief Executive, and so some may be not be accessible to external researchers. Files which contain sensitive personal information about individuals are similarly restricted access under the Data Protection Act 1988.
You may find it useful to look through the draft catalogues of our archive, and other relevant archive services, available on Archives Hub.
We welcome donations of archive material to the collections. We collect material that relates to the Company, to our collaborators and heritage. Please email the company archivist with details of your collection.