A graduate holding flowers and smiling, stood on steps at the RCM
We look forward to welcoming you and your guests on Graduation day. Please read the information below carefully and make a note of all deadlines and times that apply to you.

Confirm your attendance

Please confirm whether or not you are able to attend the Graduation Ceremony by completing the Graduation Reply Form below.

You will be issued with your personal ticket to your ceremony and reception at registration on the day of Graduation. There is no charge for graduands to attend either the ceremony or reception.

Confirmation deadline: Monday 20 May 2024

Make sure you complete the Graduation Reply Form even if you are unable to attend so we can make arrangements for you to receive your degree certificate. If you are unable to access the form for any reason, please contact us.

Complete graduation reply form

Guest tickets

Ticketing for guests is handled by the RCM Box Office, which is expected to open for sales on Wednesday 29 May 2024 at 10am.

Each graduand may initially invite up to two guests. Tickets can be purchased either online or over the phone. The graduand name will need to be given to Box Office staff when ordering so we know who has been allocated guest tickets.

The deadline to purchase your two guest tickets is Friday 7 June 2024. Provided tickets remain after this date, graduands will be offered the opportunity to purchase additional tickets if they wish. Please note that availability of additional tickets cannot be guaranteed, so please book on time to avoid disappointment.

Find out more about guest tickets

We are asking students to initially confirm whether they can attend on Graduation day. This will enable the RCM to ascertain how many graduating students are attending, before allocating which qualifications will graduating in which ceremony. Managing numbers in this way helps us to keep the numbers attending each ceremony roughly equal, and avoid overcrowding. 

We will inform you of the exact timing of the ceremony for your course and schedule for the day nearer the time, once we know the number of attendees. Please keep checking this page for updates.

As a guide, the programme for each ceremony will be:

  • Arrive and collect gown (if not already collected on the Thursday)
  • Group photograph on RCM front steps
  • Registration and take seats in Britten Theatre
  • Ceremony in Britten Theatre (approx 50 minutes)
  • Reception in Amarillys Fleming Concert Hall (approx 1 hour)

Getting to the RCM

The Royal College of Music is easy to reach on foot from nearby attractions in South Kensington, from Kensington High Street and from Kensington Gardens.

Travelling by train or Underground

All local stations are in TfL fare zone 1. 

London Underground

The closest station is South Kensington (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines), which is a 10–15 minute walk from the RCM.

Gloucester Road (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines) is a 15 minute walk from the RCM. High Street Kensington station (Circle and District lines) is a 20 minute walk or 10 minutes by bus.

Night Tube services run on the Piccadilly line on Friday and Saturday evenings, providing Underground connections from South Kensington and Gloucester Road throughout the night.

Live travel information

National Rail

The closest mainline stations are London Paddington and London Victoria. The RCM can be reached from any London terminal by Underground, bus or taxi.

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Travelling by bus or coach

London Buses

Bus number 360 stops directly outside the RCM on Prince Consort Road.

Buses 9, 23  and 452 pass the Royal Albert Hall.

The number 70 travels along Queen's Gate.

Many other services run to South KensingtonKensington High Street and Knightsbridge from surrounding areas.

A comprehensive system of night buses operates between Central London and the rest of the city. The N9 passes the Royal Albert Hall and connects with other major routes at Trafalgar Square.

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Scheduled coach services run to destinations nationwide from Victoria Coach Station.

Travelling by bicycle

A Santander Cycles docking station is located on Prince Consort Road, adjacent to the RCM. There are several alternative docking stations nearby.

There are also a limited number of facilities for securing private bicycles on Prince Consort Road and in the surrounding area.

Parking near the RCM

There is metered parking on Prince Consort Road and the surrounding area. It costs £4.22 per hour (£6.33 for Diesel vehicles) for a maximum of four hours and is free after 6.30pm and on Sundays.

There are a limited number of disabled parking spaces and designated motorbike bays available in the surrounding South Kensington area. Please check availability and restrictions before you travel.

Disabled parking bays

There are a limited number of disabled parking bays managed by Westminster Borough Council on Prince Consort Road and in the area around the Royal Albert Hall, which are within 175 metres of the RCM. In addition, there are spaces managed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Exhibition Road, which are within 600 metres of the RCM.

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