Thank you for supporting us, especially during these uncertain times. The RA is an independent charity that receives no direct government funding. So from all of us, thank you.
In line with government guidance, the Royal Academy of Arts will be closed from 6pm on Wednesday 4 November. We will reopen as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Friends preview dates will be rescheduled and we will contact you if you previously booked a ticket.
Visiting information during coronavirus
Find out about visiting as a Friend below and learn more about the new safety measures in place.
Friends must pre-book their ticket online
Only a limited number of people are allowed into our galleries, so it’s essential that all visitors book a ticket online or via our box office before visiting. Simply log in using the email address associated with your Friends membership to find and book tickets. Find out what’s on
Friends must bring their membership cards
For safety reasons, we ask all friends to bring their membership cards when they visit.
Friends have priority access
Friends can access every exhibition for free and will always be prioritised – but we ask that you book your tickets beforehand.
Friends of the RA can bring a family member
Please note: you must book their tickets beforehand.
Friends have a dedicated members’ area
The Keeper’s House is currently closed but Friends have access to the John Madejski Fine Rooms – a gilded, 18th-century room in Burlington House where tea, filter coffee, drinks and snacks will be available.