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Venue Hire

The Royal College of Art is one of the world’s best known postgraduate art and design universities, and our students’ work is shown throughout the year in the extensive College galleries.

These galleries are also available to hire for external exhibitions and events, and represent a vital contribution to the College’s Student Fund, which exists to support future generations of artists and designers.

Designed in the early 1960s by modernist master HT Cadbury-Brown (1913-2009), the Grade-II listed building has been praised as, ‘an extraordinary building contextually that respects the Victorian buildings around it’.

The Royal College of Art is situated in Kensington (SW7) and Battersea (SW4). Our Kensington campus is next to the world renowned Royal Albert Hall and opposite Kensington Gardens. Our Battersea campus is located on Battersea Bridge Road and boasts spectacular views of the river Thames. These prime locations make the College easily accessible by both bus and underground (see Maps & Visiting for full details).

The galleries consist of eight exhibition spaces: the Entrance Gallery, the Upper Gulbenkian Gallery, the Lower Gulbenkian Gallery, the Henry Moore Gallery, the Link Gallery, the Dyson gallery, the River Foyer and Senior Common Room.  The College also has two fully equipped lecture theatres available for hire – Lecture Theatre One (Kensington) and the Dyson Lecture Theatre (Battersea). In addition, the exclusive Senior Common Room, which houses part of the College’s famous collection of art, provides an ideal venue for private receptions, dinners, book launches or weddings.

The galleries comprise a total of 1,532 square metres of white space, and form one of the finest venues for hire in London. These spaces are available together or individually, and are a ‘blank canvas’ that can easily be reconfigured to suit any event.

All enquiries should be addressed to the Events & Exhibitions office.

RCA Venues

Contact

  • Events & Exhibitions
    Royal College of Art
    Kensington Gore
    London SW7 2EU

  • +44 (0)20 7590 4118/4548
    events@rca.ac.uk