From its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy of Arts has provided a voice for art and artists. We are an independent charity led by eminent artists and architects—the Royal Academicians—and we pursue our mission through exhibitions, education and debate.
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Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Sanctioning Day marks the formal completion of the arrangement of the Summer Exhibition. It is the day on which the exhibition is given the sanction of the Academy’s Summer Exhibition Committee.
Free. Gold and Platinum Patrons only.
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
The highlight of London’s social calendar.
Tickets from £275.
Main Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly
We invite RA Patrons to preview the Summer Exhibition 2017. Join us for a private curator-led tour, followed by a light breakfast.
Free. Patrons only.
Architecture room, Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join us in the Main Galleries for a private breakfast and curator-led tour of the Summer Exhibition, focusing on the architecture submissions.
£10. Patrons only.
RA Patrons are invited to spend a family-friendly morning in the Summer Exhibition before the galleries open to the public.
£100 per family, or in exchange for an opening reception. Patrons only.
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Come and celebrate the season with us at our annual Friends summer party. Held in our Main Galleries, it’s the perfect chance to meet like minds, mingle and explore the Summer Exhibition 2017.
Meet at the Learning Desk, Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Enrich your understanding of how to discuss art in a gallery setting at this full-day workshop for teachers.
£65, includes coffee/tea and lunch, workshop materials and exhibition entry.
The Royal Academy welcomes celebrated Indian architect Balkrishna V. Doshi to deliver the 27th Annual Architecture Lecture.
£22, £12 concessions. Includes talk and drinks reception.