Tickets for Royal Academy of Arts

Visit the Royal Academy and explore the cradle of British art

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Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 18:00
Friday:  10:00 - 22:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 18:00
Monday:  10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:  10:00 - 18:00
  • Explore world-class art at the gorgeous Burlington House in Piccadilly
  • See incredible exhibitions featuring works by world-renowned artists in a historic setting
  • See art presented in an array of media, including print, architecture, painting, and film
251st Summer Exhibition
Now on - Aug 12, 2019

The Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy is the largest and longest-running open-submission art show on the planet. The exhibition brings together around 1,200 artworks from every conceivable medium – by leading artists, Royal Academicians, as well as new and emerging talent. Most of the art will be on display for the first time.

Highlights of this year's Summer Exhibition will include an animal-themed ‘menagerie’ in the Central Hall, with works by artists including Polly Morgan, Charles Avery, and Mat Collishaw. Meanwhile, international artist Thomas Houseago will take over the RA's courtyard with a group of large-scale sculptures, and the exhibition will spill out into nearby Bond Street with a colourful installation of flags featuring work by Michael Craig-Martin.

Summer Exhibition 2019 sponsored by Insight Investment

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Visit Britain's oldest fine art society at the Royal Academy of Arts, and see 250 years of masterful art from internationally-renowned artists, lesser-known geniuses, and burgeoning talents. Check out incredible exhibitions teeming with jaw-dropping art, hear from the artists and curators behind them, socialise in amazing spaces and lots more.

The Royal Academy of Arts has been championing art and artists for 250 years and is Britain's oldest institution devoted entirely to the arts. A privately funded and governed society, it is the society for artists by artists.

Discover impressive work in the Academy's permanent free collection or visit one of their renowned temporary exhibitions.

There's always something new to see at the Royal Academy, so keep an eye on the exhibitions and dive in when the artistic itch strikes!

The Summer Exhibition is the highlight of the British art calendar, featuring a stunning array of masterful art from heavyweights of the art world - as well as submissions from amateur artists around the UK.

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What's included
Entrance to the Royal Academy
Entrance to the Bill Viola / Michelangelo exhibition
Other exhibitions or events
Audio guide (available for an extra fee)
  • Show your smartphone ticket directly at the entrance of the exhibition
  • Your timeslot is the opening time of the exhibition, you can arrive at any moment during the day
Changing or cancelling your ticket
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  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
The Royal Academy of Arts
Piccadilly, W1J 0BD, London
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
Available for an extra fee
Additional info

Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London in partnership with Royal Collection Trust and with the collaboration of Bill Viola Studio.

Insider tip

The Royal Academy's location at Burlington House is also the home of the Linnean Society, where Charles Darwin first presented his paradigm-shattering theory of evolutionary biology.

Jun 2, 2019
I booked my ticket with you to see renaissance nudes at the Royal Academy collected them from the box office. All very smooth and o trouble at all. The exhibition was excellent and the RA great for a cup of tea and cake!
Dec 3, 2018
Wonderful exhibition. Very well displayed.
Aug 24, 2018
Excellent art but overcrowding made it difficult to view the works.
Aug 24, 2018
I went to the royal academy to see the summer exhibition.
Aug 22, 2018
Aug 22, 2018
The exhibition was very good, my daughter enjoyed it immensely.
Aug 22, 2018
Aug 22, 2018
It was a great experience with a large variety for artwork for everyone.
Aug 22, 2018
Fascinating exhibition with huge variety of exhibits curated in an imaginative and interesting way
Aug 21, 2018
Really easy.

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