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Guidance for visitors

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The RCM campus is now open with social distancing measures in place for individual music-making, one-to-one teaching and RCM Library ‘click and collect’ service. During the summer, most professional services continue to operate remotely.

The health and wellbeing of the RCM community is our top priority and protective measures have been put in place to help ensure the safest possible use of the building at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, reducing or increasing access and activities in the building as appropriate.

We expect the full range of College facilities to be operational by September 2020. Our focus will be on providing space for music-making activities on campus and in-person delivery of as many activities as possible. To support this, we are planning a flexible curriculum for the autumn that will enable students to benefit from our world-leading teaching and facilities while keeping safe, as well as taking advantage of our digital learning environment.

From September, we will be resuming our performance programme with social distancing measures in place. We will facilitate student music-making both with classmates and the roster of celebrated visiting artists who will be coming to the College to work with us. The programme includes a wide range of solo and chamber music, moving to orchestral repertoire, festivals and fully staged operas in the spring.  

Some of these projects will use blended approaches to learning with both live and digital interaction, harnessing all the additional benefits that online resources can bring. Our online concert series will continue with specially commissioned films and an expanded programme of streaming and recording to share our performances, masterclasses and other activities with global audiences.  

By January 2021 we are planning to return to teaching all classes onsite, except where we think digital delivery is better for students.  

The Royal College of Music is a highly creative and adaptable community of exceptional students, professors and staff. 

To see how the RCM community has pulled together to create music remotely follow #RCMCommunity on social media.  

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 have been 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.

How can I enjoy music from the RCM whilst there are no live performances?

Our online concert series offers audiences a diverse programme of broadcasts featuring talented RCM students and celebrated visiting artists. The series showcases the wide variety of music-making at the RCM, including orchestral, vocal and chamber music, masterclasses and student compositions. We are delving into our archives to offer a mixture of online premieres and audience favourites.

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

RCM Box Office

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.

katherine.smith@rcm.ac.uk

Further questions

If we have not answered your question, please email coronavirus@rcm.ac.uk.

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