RCA Kensington Venues

Entrance Gallery

The Entrance Gallery is a hugely popular space situated on the ground floor of the Royal College of Art next to the Albert Hall. Its outstanding modernist design features include the domed skylight, which fills the gallery with natural daylight.

The gallery is ideally suited to reception style events, such as product launches, private views, and pre- and post-Albert Hall concert receptions. The Entrance Gallery can be hired in conjunction with the other galleries,presenting the possibility of a pre-event reception and welcome area.

Size: 110 sqm
Capacity: 150 Reception

Click here for a floorplan showing the Entrance Gallery (PDF)

Lecture Theatre One

Lecture Theatre One is accessed from the ground level and has recently been refurbished including the instalment of air-conditioning and the latest technical audio and visual equipment.

Available for use for public and College lectures, presentations and film/video screenings
Capacity: 134 theatre style

Senior Common Room

The Senior Common Room is an exclusive members’ club and provides a venue for private dinners of up to 76 seated, or receptions for 200 guests, in an environment of art and design excellence.

Overlooking the Royal Albert Hall, the Senior Common Room comprises a reception area, dining room, lounge and bar area. Its most outstanding feature is the selection of works from the Royal College of Art Collection, which includes museum-standard pieces by Peter Blake, Tracey Emin, Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney and Henry Moore, among others.

Described by its patrons as ‘one of the best kept secrets in London’, the Senior Common Room’s unique style provides an ideal venue for canapé and drinks receptions, silver service dinners, product launches, press launches, business meetings and other special events.

Capacity: 76 Dining
200 Buffet/Reception

Click here for the Senior Common Room floorplan (PDF)


+44 (0)20 7590 4118/4548

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