BTB Campus – Invest in our future!

Ballettschule Theater Basel (BTB), is a non-profit, world-renowned professional ballet school based in Basel. The school is currently housed in various interim venues and is bursting at the seams due to lack of studio space.

In collaboration with the Ballet School Theater Basel, the non-profit Habitat Foundation is planning to create a campus on its Erlenmatt Ost site that will provide the school with much-needed ballet studios, academic classrooms, housing, and performance space.

The Ballet School Theater Basel will be the tenant of the building, and in order to secure a long-term affordable rent, BTB intends to finance the construction.(or help finance the construction – not sure which is best) BTB is seeking third-party funding for the financing of the building and for operational costs at the new venue.

Bringing together the different locations

The Ballet School Theater Basel is currently working in 6 different venues. The completion of the campus in 2025 will consolidate the ballet studios, academic classrooms, student housing and gym into one building located on Signalstrasse.
The multifunctional building, designed by the Basel architectural firm Stump & Schibli, will ensure the continued existence of BTB in Basel and will provide long term optimal conditions for the training of professional dancers as well as for the students of our recreational classes.

Help to secure the future of the BTB

The Ballet School Theater Basel is a non-profit organization which is categorized as an independent association. All donations are tax deductible. Please help secure the future of BTB and enable us to move into a state of the art facility that is tailor made for dance education.

» More information about funding BTB Campus

Visualizations: Stump & Schibli Architects

Interesting facts

– Home to 75 students from 25 nationalities
– 4’500 pointe shoes needed per year!
– 5’400 hours of school & training per year!
« High ceiling needed  for 5 m high jumps and “Pas de deux”
– According to a study in “The Journal of Sports Medicine” ballet was ranked as the most physically and mentally demanding of 61 activities studied
– Relocation date August 2025

Have we awakened your interest?

Contact us without obligation and let us help together to secure the spatial continuity and the future of the Ballet School Theater Basel.