Tickets for Royal Academy of Arts

Visit the Royal Academy and explore the cradle of British art

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  • 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

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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Ticket features
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Smartphone tickets accepted
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
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • 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.

Aug 17, 2019
great selection of art work - cafe was not too shabby either - went back couple of times
Aug 16, 2019
As ever, the Summer Show was stimulating & thought provoking. Entry easy with the ticket on the phone.
Aug 16, 2019
Exciting exhibition but now over until next year
Aug 16, 2019
Wonderful summer exhibition
Aug 13, 2019
A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, taking in all the submissions for the Royal Academy. Though because it was the last day, it was very busy. Will certainly go again. 😊
Aug 13, 2019
Access was immediate.
I love/hate this exhibition.
Aug 13, 2019
Easy access great venue
Aug 12, 2019
We are so proud of the creativity and inspiration exhibited and are really pleased that we made the effort to attend.
Buying the tickets was easy and enabled us to gain access without a delay.
Aug 11, 2019
Aug 11, 2019
It’s a joy to visit and every time I come away believing I could get a picture accepted. That would be mute likely if I actually tried producing a picture.

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