About Italia Conti


Keeping our eyes on the future means supporting the unsung talents of today. For over a century, Italia Conti’s intensive training programmes have produced an astonishing array of professional artists, be it as actors, singers or dancers, including the triple-threat talents who dazzle us all. It’s a legacy with which we and our benefactors are proud to be associated as leaders in the field of Performing Arts training.

Your generosity will enable us to continue to fulfill our mission of excellence in performing arts education, enrolling students with the greatest potential regardless of their financial circumstances.

We invite you to explore these pages to find out how your support can make a difference or to contact us directly to talk more.

When you make a gift to Italia Conti – whether you direct it toward student scholarships, our hardship fund, or the further development of our campus and facilities – you become an integral member of the Italia Conti family. Thank you for supporting our work and helping Italia Conti students to reach their goals.

Please contact our team for more information



The Italia Conti Trust exists to support exceptional students who lack the means to fulfil their potential. Talent exists in all walks of life, and in some cases under the most desperate of circumstances. If you share the same passionate belief that access to the performing arts should accommodate talent wherever it’s found, regardless of circumstances, then please consider supporting our work.

Through the Trust, we support our existing and prospective students through difficult and challenging times. In the first instance, we offer scholarships to exceptionally talented students who may not otherwise have the means to pursue performing arts training, and our Hardship Fund enables students who encounter financial difficulties during their studies to complete their training.

Donate today to help us on this mission. Please contact


Make a Gift

Support the Italia Conti Trust today and have your donation acknowledged in our beautiful new campus.

Our move to Woking in September 2022 represented the beginning of a whole new chapter for Italia Conti, and we decided that we wanted to acknowledge the generous support of donors around our new home. Our ‘Woking Appeal’ offers the opportunity to:

Make a Gift

Sponsor a step

We want to support our students on their journey into a career in the industry. Help us to nurture our students as they take their first steps towards stage and screen. Your generosity would be reflected by an inscription on the staircase leading up to the main studios on the first floor.

Sponsor a step today with a gift of £100.

Sponsor a theatre seat

Every seat in our theatre has the potential to inspire. Many of our students were moved to pursue a performing arts career from their first trip to the theatre. Our theatre seats are the vehicle by which new audiences are aroused and existing students are inspired and hone their craft. Your very own seat could be occupied by a star of the future.

Sponsor a theatre seat today with a gift of £250.

Sponsor a piano

Whether for repertoire training, ensemble or solo singing or Acting Through Song, the piano is integral to our students’ triple threat training. On moving to our new home in Woking, we wanted to ensure we had the best facilities to support our work and so we’re offering the opportunity to sponsor one of our beautiful new pianos which would bear your name.

Sponsor a piano today with a gift of £500.

Sponsor a studio

A huge amount of creative and original work takes place in our state-of-the-art studios. Our new campus offers the opportunity to create an original identity for each of the studios where new ideas are ignited. One of our brand-new studios could be named after you.

Sponsor a studio today with a gift of £1,000+.

Alternative Donations

We are always very pleased to hear from those who may be interested in donating at a higher level and to discuss this further. There are currently naming opportunities for our in-house theatre and foyer.

All of the money raised goes directly to the Italia Conti Trust.

If you would like to pledge your support at any of these levels or discuss supporting the work of Italia Conti more broadly, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact us at:


Italia Conti Friends

Enjoy a closer association with the work of Italia Conti

We are delighted to be launching our Friends scheme to those who share our passion for widening access to the performing arts. Consider becoming a Friend today.

Friend | £40/year
Joint friend (you and a plus-one)
| £75/year
Gold friend
| £150/year

As a Friend or Joint Friend you receive:

  • A termly newsletter e-mail giving in-depth insight to Italia Conti
  • Priority booking for productions
  • Exclusive invitations to Friends events
  • Invitations to pre-show talks
  • Acknowledgment in programmes and on our website

As a Gold Friend, you receive in addition to the above:

  • An invitation to an annual reception at an opening night performance hosted by the Italia Conti Principal
  • Access to dress rehearsals

Please contact us for further details:


Legacy Giving

Consider leaving a gift in your will or making an ‘In Memoriam’ gift

Leaving a gift in your will supports our work both on stage and behind the scenes. Every gift helps us nurture future generations of talented performers and ensures our art forms are passed on for future generations to enjoy.

Gifts in wills

Please consider leaving a gift to Italia Conti in your will to help the next generation of performers.

In memoriam gifts

Remember a family member or dear friend with an ‘In Memoriam’ gift to support a particular production or a project close to the heart of the person being remembered.

Gifts to charity are exempt from Inheritance Tax (IHT) in the UK, and the government provides a further incentive when you leave 10% or more of your net estate to charity.

The government’s website has further information: leaving gifts to charity in your will

Please contact us for further details and to discuss leaving a legacy to the Italia Conti Trust or an ‘In memoriam’ gift: supportus@italiaconti.co.uk 

Corporate Partners

We offer a range of opportunities for your organisation to enjoy a closer link with Italia Conti and to connect with the exuberance and quality of our work and to widen participation in the performing arts.

Every organisation is unique, and if your business would enjoy and benefit from a link with Italia Conti we would love to hear from you. Some of the things that we are able to offer include:

  • Complimentary tickets for productions
  • Workshops/Away Days
  • Dance shows/singers for corporate events
  • Opportunities for your logo to appear on selected Italia Conti publications
  • Advertisements in our programmes
  • Discounted rates for venue hire

To discuss the possibilities of engaging with us and our work as a corporate supporter, please contact us at:


Our Supporters

We are truly grateful for every act of generosity and wanted to acknowledge the support received for our Woking Appeal so far:

CBL Management

Suni Galler
In loving memory of Sue Gamester
Linzi Hateley
Carol Hoffman
Elizabeth Reeves
Glynis Rodgers
Tim Rounding
Miranda Tatton-Brown
Riëtte Thomas
Ethan Webster
Betty Wivell

Further information

All enquiries in relation to supporting Italia Conti should be sent to:


A Gift Aid Form is available to download here:

Gift Aid Form

All donors should seek independent financial advice before making a donation.

These links are also good sources of information:

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