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Guidance for visitors

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Following the developing situation around Covid-19 and to prioritise the health and wellbeing of the RCM community, we are following Government instructions and have closed our campus buildings until further notice. We have no confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the RCM but we are committed to safeguarding our community and the wider public.

We are closing all College buildings, meaning that students should not come to College to practise or socialise. All members of staff who can work from home should do so. We remain digitally operational with remote delivery of lessons and professional services.

Please be patient with us as we work hard to facilitate this change. By following the social distancing policies that are being put in place around the world, we will all do our part to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Latest advice from the UK authorities

We are a highly creative and adaptable community of exceptional students, faculty, and staff and we have every confidence that we will successfully continue to deliver the highest quality teaching and learning.

All performances, rehearsals and masterclasses from now until further notice have been cancelled or delayed until we can reschedule them. All customers with existing ticket bookings will be contacted directly. 

All RCM buildings are closed. If you have a prearranged appointment with a member of RCM staff, please contact them and make alternative arrangements.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

I have a ticket for a cancelled RCM event – will I get a refund?

The RCM Box Office is currently contacting all bookers and will issue refunds to the card that you paid with, unless you request the original payment to be donated to support student activities (see below). You will receive an email once the refund has been completed. 

Can I donate the cost of my ticket to the RCM instead of getting a refund?

All ticket income goes towards supporting training and performance opportunities for our students. In light of this, if you are happy to donate the cost of the ticket rather than requesting a refund please let the RCM Box Office know when they are in contact regarding your purchase.

How can I get in touch with the RCM Box Office?

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The RCM Box Office is temporarily closed until further notice. If your enquiry is urgent, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Will the RCM Open Day go ahead on Wednesday 6 May?

We have taken the decision to cancel the Royal College of Music’s Open Day on Wednesday 6 May 2020.

All of our inspirational teaching and learning is now being delivered via digital means and we will be accepting applications for 2021 entry when applications open over the summer.

In the meantime you can explore our courses and facilities on our website, watch student performances on our YouTube channel and follow us for the latest updates on our social media channels.

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

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Guidance for students

Our latest information on how the current situation affects studies and exams, as well as guidance on how to keep safe and where to find support.

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Guidance for staff

Our latest information on how the current situation affects the work and pay of RCM staff, how to stay safe and advice on remote working.

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