All prices are exclusive of VAT.

The Royal College of Art is a registered charity.

Daily/Weekly Hire Rates 

Entrance Gallery £1,500 | £7,500
Lecture Theatre One £750 | N/A
Senior Common Room £1,000 | N/A

Dyson Lecture Theatre £1000 | N/A
River Foyer £1,500 | £7,500

Monthly rates are available on request from Exhibitions & Events.

Kitchen Hire Costs (External Catering)

If you choose external catering, the following costs apply:

Main Kitchen Hire (access after 4pm) £750
Refundable kitchen deposit £2,000
10% commission on food and drink

Senior Common Room Kitchen (prep only – strictly no cooking) £500


Security must be booked for all events & exhibitions and the cost is additional to venue hire rates.

Security pricing:

Monday – Friday £17.50 an hour (minimum of 5 hours)
Saturday & Sunday £25.50 an hour (minimum of 5 hours)
Bank Holidays  £34.00 an hour (minimum of 5 hours)

Booking Procedures

Please contact the Facilities Manager at to discuss your requirements. Written confirmation is required to secure a booking, followed by a completed application form. A deposit of 20% is required and the hire fee must be paid before the exhibition/event.

+44 (0)20 7590 4118

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