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Strengthen our facilities

RCM students talking on the steps of the Royal Albert Hall
Our home in South Kensington is at the heart of one of the UK’s most visionary cultural centres. In the 1850s, Prince Albert conceived of a new area that would bring together institutions of learning, artistic excellence, scientific endeavour and cultural celebration. 'Albertopolis' is for everyone.

More Music will transform and expand the spaces available to students and visitors of all ages to make and learn about music, while preserving the iconic character of our surroundings. Designed by architect John Simpson, dynamic and vibrant new spaces will provide cutting-edge facilities and an inspirational learning environment in which our students can create, research and perform music. This building work is already well underway.

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Reimagining the Royal College of Music

Take a virtual journey through a digital visualisation of our new building and some of its facilities

Your support will deliver

  • A new Performance Hall and Performance Studio
  • New visitor facilities and open public spaces, including a café bar and restaurant
  • Improved step-free access and intuitive circulation between key public spaces
  • Increased provision to total over 100 multipurpose teaching, rehearsal and practice rooms
  • Additional recording and broadcast capability, enabling increased access for global audiences
  • A new Royal College of Music Museum, offering a permanent and interactive space for our internationally significant collections
  • A rebuilt entrance hall, welcoming the public to our performances and events
  • A new organ for our Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Royal College of Music Museum

Our £4.9M development of the Royal College of Music Museum, funded by a significant Heritage Lottery Fund grant, is one of the largest ever investments in the redevelopment of a museum of music in the UK. Our renowned collection includes the world’s earliest surviving guitar and the oldest known stringed keyboard instrument, and represents a range of music-making activities spanning a period of more than five centuries.

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A new Flentrop Orgelbouw organ

The Royal College of Music's new custom-built organ, unveiled in Spring 2018, is an exceptional new facility for the RCM, which has a prestigious history of organ training. The bespoke instrument was designed with emphasis on beauty of tone, achieving a warm, prominent tone, ideal for the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall's lively acoustic.

The RCM organ is in recognition of James Zheng Huang HonRCM.

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Construction of the new RCM organ

Watch as a brand new organ by world-renowned Flentrop Orgelbouw takes shape in our spectacular Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

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Support our investment in student facilities, from state-of-the-art performance spaces to bright new practice rooms.

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Naming opportunities

Create a unique legacy for yourself, a loved one or your organisation by naming one of the RCM’s spaces in support of the More Music Campaign.

By naming a space you will be creating a lasting reminder of your commitment to the RCM for all to celebrate. For more information on the naming opportunities available please contact us.

Get in touch

If you would like further information about the More Music Campaign, our building works and how you can get involved, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

More Music Campaign

General enquiries

+44 (0)20 7591 4750

moremusic@rcm.ac.uk