Over the last two centuries generations of world-famous musicians have crossed the threshold of the Royal College of Music’s iconic Blomfield Building, entering a place where musical excellence is nurtured to the highest level.
The RCM Entrance Hall and Foyer Hall have been in constant use for more than 125 years. With your help, we will transform these spaces and make them more open, welcoming and accessible so that everyone can participate in the rich musical life of the RCM.
Join us in preserving our heritage and pave the way for better access to more music. Every donation to the Make an Entrance Appeal will help us achieve our ambitious vision and make an entrance to be proud of.
Make a gift now
'A welcoming space that showcases the College’s proud history and remarkable talent is essential for inspiring
the next generation of musicians.'
‘Your generosity provides our students with the opportunities they need for success as world-class musicians. Thank you for your support.’
How do you feel every time you enter the RCM?
We asked members of the RCM family how they feel every time they step into our historic Blomfield Building.
The transformation will include:
- Preservation of our celebrated mosaic floor
- New handrails for improved accessibility
- New Box Office
- New Reception desk
- Better access for all
The entrance renovation is an important part of our More Music: Reimagining the Royal College of Music Campaign, which represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform our facilities for the future.
Computer generated visualisation of the renovated Entrance Hall and Foyer
The RCM's Entrance Hall in 2019
The Entrance Hall in the 1920s
The RCM's Entrance Hall in 2019
The Entrance Hall in 1990
The beautiful mosaic on the floor of the Entrance Hall
Detail of the mosaic floor
RCM students in the Entrance Hall
Make a gift
Our More Music Campaign is proceeding apace thanks to the generosity of our donors, but we still have a further £4.5 million left to raise in order to fund our new transformational performance spaces and public areas.
We are inviting you to make a gift to help us raise the £200,000 required to transform the RCM’s entrance. We welcome donations of all sizes. Regular gifts are particularly valuable as they will help us to reimagine our entrance and to support our greatest needs in the future.
The easiest way to set up a regular gift is by Direct Debit. The Make an Entrance Appeal, as part of the More Music building development, is currently our area of greatest need. Your generous regular gift will continue to support the RCM's areas of greatest need into the future.
Make a regular gift by Direct Debit
Alternatively, you can download our donation form below and return it to us by post.
Every gift helps, no matter how large or small. If you would like to make a one-off donation you can do so here on this webpage.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to make a one-off gift by cheque or charity voucher, you can download our donation form and return it to us by post. One-off donations by credit or debit card can be taken over the phone by contacting our team, who will be delighted to speak with you.
Acknowledging your generosity
All supporters will be informed of the outcome of the Make an Entrance Appeal. Those who make a regular gift at any level or a single gift of £1,000 or more will be invited to a special event at the RCM and acknowledged on the website.
Our annual summer social media competition returns!
Throughout summer 2019, we'll be sharing your stories of the first time you crossed the Royal College of Music’s threshold on our social media channels using #RCMMakeAnEntrance.
We want to hear from RCM visitors, graduates, students and professors about the first time you entered the RCM and began your journey with us. This could be when you came for your first concert, an audition or interview, or just a social visit.
Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – share photos and videos or just tell us about the first time you walked through our doors – and we’ll enter you into a random prize draw to win a £200 Amazon voucher.
Please make sure you have the relevant permissions to share any images or video footage before submitting. All entries must reach us by Friday 6 September 2019. The winner will be announced in the week commencing 16 September 2019.
Get in touch
If you would like further information about the Make an Entrance Appeal and how you can get involved, please do not hesitate to get in touch.