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Tours for prospective students

Students walking into the RCM
We offer prospective students tours of our building and facilities. Tours are held on selected Wednesdays throughout term time and last approximately one hour.

Each tour is led by a Royal College of Music student or a member of the Registry Team. Our tour leaders are friendly and welcoming, and will happily answer any questions you have about life at the RCM or how best to prepare for making an application. 

Tours in the Autumn Term will be held on the following dates:

  • 18 October, 12pm
  • 25 October, 12pm
  • 1 November, 12pm
  • 8 November, 12pm
  • 15 November, 12pm
  • 22 November, 12pm
  • 29 November, 12pm
  • 6 December, 12pm
  • 13 December, 12pm

More tour dates will be announced throughout the year.

Book a tour

If you are visiting London for a limited period and are unable to make any of the dates listed above, or if you have any questions about our tours, please contact our Registry team.

Registry Team

+44 (0)20 7591 4310

registry@rcm.ac.uk

If you want to meet with one of our Heads of Faculty or arrange a consultation lesson with a specific professor, this will need to be arranged in advance via the relevant faculty administration team. Due to the busy schedules of our teaching staff, a meeting might not be possible on the same day.

There is normally a charge of £70 for a consultation lesson (but this may vary), which is conducted in the professor’s own time. This charge is payable directly to the professor.

Faculty administration teams

Brass Faculty administration

General enquiries about the operation of the faculty and consultation lessons

brass@rcm.ac.uk

Composition Faculty administration

General enquiries about the operation of the faculty and consultation lessons

composition@rcm.ac.uk

Conducting Faculty administration

General enquiries about the operation of the faculty and consultation lessons

conducting@rcm.ac.uk

Historical Performance administration

General enquiries about the operation of the faculty and consultation lessons

historicalperformance@rcm.ac.uk

Keyboard Faculty administration

General enquiries about the operation of the faculty and consultation lessons

keyboard@rcm.ac.uk

Percussion Faculty administration

General enquiries about the operation of the faculty and consultation lessons

percussion@rcm.ac.uk

Strings Faculty administration

General enquiries about the operation of the faculty and consultation lessons

strings@rcm.ac.uk

Vocal Faculty administration

General enquiries about the operation of the faculty and consultation lessons

vocalstudies@rcm.ac.uk

Woodwind Faculty administration

General enquiries about the operation of the faculty and consultation lessons

woodwind@rcm.ac.uk

Make the most of your visit

See our students perform

The Royal College of Music runs a varied and extensive performance programme, often hosting multiple events per day during term time. 

Attending our events is a great way to see the standard of performance at the RCM for yourself and to get an idea of the types of performance opportunities we provide for our students. 

Many of our events are free and tickets can be booked online, over the phone or in person at the Box Office. Seating is limited and booking in advance is advised to avoid disappointment.

What's on

Enjoy some refreshments

A range of hot and cold refreshments is available on site.

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Other ways to explore the RCM

If you are unable to make any of our tour dates there are still several ways you can see the RCM for yourself.

Virtual tour

You can explore our building and highlights from our historical collections online thanks to our partnership with the Google Arts & Culture.

Take a virtual tour

Live streams

We live stream several concerts every season, meaning you can watch our events from the comfort of your own home.

Find out more

Attend an event

Our events seasons are packed full of exciting concerts, masterclasses, operas, talks and exhibitions. If you are in London why not come along and experience some for yourself? We would be delighted to see you. 

What's on

Open Day

We hold a general Open Day for prospective students every year. During Open Day there is live music, introductions to the faculties, a selection of open lessons, workshops and rehearsals, opportunities to meet current RCM students and the chance to explore our accommodation.

Find out more

Admissions enquiries

If you have any further admissions questions you can contact our friendly Admissions team, who will be happy to help you.

Admissions team

Admissions and general audition enquiries

admissions@rcm.ac.uk