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Information for guests

Jazz group playing for graduation reception
We are delighted to welcome you as a guest on Graduation day and look forward to celebrating with you.

We have compiled some useful information to help your day go as smoothly and comfortably as possible. Graduating students will be emailed with detailed information about the things they need to do in the run-up to the day, including how to hire their gowns, order official photographs and confirm their own attendence.

Guest tickets

Admission to the graduation ceremonies is strictly ticketed. All graduands will receive their tickets as a matter of course, but ticketing for guests is handled by the RCM Box Office, which is due to open for sales on Monday 30 May 2022 at 10am.

Deadline for purchasing tickets: Friday 10 June

After this date we cannot guarantee being able to accommodate guests, so please book tickets in time to avoid disappointment.

If tickets remain after 10 June, graduands will be offered the opportunity to purchase additional tickets. Please note that availability of additional tickets cannot be guaranteed. 

Ticket price

Tickets are priced at £30 per guest. Booking fees may apply (see our booking tickets information). All tickets include entry to the ceremony and the reception, where sparkling wine and canapés will be served.

Each graduand may initially invite up to two guests. In the event that seats remain after the ticket purchase deadline, these will be released for those graduands who wish to purchase extra tickets.

Tickets for graduands are free.

Booking tickets

How to book a ticket

Booking will open for guest tickets on 30 May 2022 at 10am.

We strongly recommend that you book a ticket online, using the buttons below. Please ensure that you book a ticket for the correct ceremony.

Book a ticket for Ceremony one: 10.40am

Book a ticket for Ceremony two: 1.15pm

Book a ticket for Ceremony three: 3.40pm

Alternatively, you can book a ticket over the phone by calling +44 (0)20 7591 4314. Opening hours are Monday–Friday, 1pm–4pm.

The Box Office will not be monitored on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June due to the Jubilee bank holiday, but tickets can still be purchased online during this time.

Please note that bookings online and over the telephone are subject to a £1.95 booking fee. We do not accept bookings by email.

If booking online, you must enter the name of the graduand you are coming to see. This is a required field.

If guests are wheelchair users or have other mobility requirements, you are kindly asked to advise the Box Office of this at the time of booking.

E-tickets will be sent to you by email and postage or collection is not available. E-tickets can be shown to event stewards on your mobile phone or other device. They do not have to be printed out, although you may do so if you wish.

Taking photographs

We ask that guests do not take photographs using a flash during the ceremony itself. However, you are welcome to take as many photographs as you wish during the reception and throughout the rest of the day.

There will be opportunity to take group photographs at the front of the RCM after the official photographer has taken his shots. We ask that you stand well back while the official photographs are being taken to keep the process as efficient as possible and to avoid the risk of injury from stepping into a busy road.


The café will be open on Graduation day for coffee and light refreshments.


A cloakroom is available for Graduation guests, situated on the Lower Ground floor via the atrium staircase (and via our atrium lift).

If you have mobility impairments, please seek assistance at Reception and an RCM Steward can provide assistance to take your items to the cloakroom on your behalf.

The cloakroom will be available 9.30am–5pm. Items are left at the owner's risk.