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Show RCA 2019


Show 2019

29 June – 7 July
(Closed 3 July 2019)
12–6pm daily 
Free admission

Sales, Information and Shop 

The Show sales and information desk in the Dyson Building, Battersea, and Darwin Building, Kensington, are open daily 12 noon – 6pm. The Show shop is located on the lower-ground floor of Darwin Building, Kensington, close to the Jay Mews entrance.

Wi-Fi Access 

Free Wi-Fi is available to visitors, using the network ‘RCA-Show’ and password ‘show2019’. 

Shuttle Bus 

Free shuttle buses to depart regularly from Kensington (Jay Mews) to Battersea (Dyson Building, Hester Road) and Lambeth (The Workshop, Lambeth High Street) between 1 and 5pm. 

Join Our Mailing List 

The RCA is host to a vibrant programme of exhibitions, events and talks. To receive information about these, email [email protected]


If you have been inspired by the Show and would like to find out more about our postgraduate programmes, please speak with one of our student helpers or visit the website for more information on our Master’s, MRes, MPhil, PhD and Graduate Diploma degrees. Applications for 2020 entry will open in early autumn 2019. Find out where the world's top university for art and design could take you. 

RCA Short Courses 

Are you a creative professional looking to update your skills and expand your practice? Or a current student or recent graduate wanting to build your portfolio? With unparalleled access to world-class expertise and studios in one of the world’s most dynamic creative cities, RCA Short Courses can help you reach your full potential. From Graphic Design to Architecture, Service Design to Curating, the RCA’s short courses cover a diverse range of creative and enriching subjects. Find out more.

The Great Exhibition Road Festival 

Show Kensington is part of The Great Exhibition Road Festival – a new three-day celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration that brings together science and the arts in the spirit of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Explore the extraordinary.



The RCA fosters experimentation, enterprise and research, accelerating highly creative individuals. This would not be possible without the support of countless individuals, organisations and foundations, to whom we offer our sincere thanks. 

We would particularly like to thank alumni Kristoffer Soelling and Tom Finn of Regular Practice (both MA Visual Communication, 2017), for Show 2019's visual identity and 2D design.

We would also like to thank Dzek Ltd for support-in-kind, providing Show RCA with Marmoreal, an engineered marble designed by RCA alumnus Max Lamb (MA Design Products, 2008) and used in Show 2019's wayfinding display system, designed by Damian Fopp (MA Design Products, 2017).

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