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250th Summer Exhibition Tickets

About 250th Summer Exhibition

The Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2018. To mark this momentous occasion, the exhibition will be co-ordinated by Grayson Perry RA along with a Summer Exhibition Committee of Royal Academicians. The biggest, brightest, most joyful celebration of art made now, the two-month art extravaganza will be on display in the RA’s newly transformed and redeveloped campus. 

The Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission, contemporary art show which has taken place every year without interruption since 1769. With works on display from students and emerging artists to amateurs and well-known professionals – the Summer Exhibition provides a platform for artists to showcase painting and printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture and film.

Around 1,200 works will be on display, the majority of which will be for sale, offering visitors an opportunity to purchase original work. The Summer Exhibition marks the start of the summer season in the London art world: think cocktails in the courtyard on a Friday night, celebrations across the RA campus and a special series of events bringing the galleries to life.

Image credit: Summer Exhibition 2017, installation view. Photo © James Harris.

Summer Exhibition sponsored by Insight Investment

All ticket prices include £3.50 for a printed list of works.

Important Information

Please exchange your voucher at the entrance point to the Royal Academy.

Visitors will not be readmitted

Photography is not permitted in the gallery

All mobile phones must be switched off

Voucher Exchange Information

Please exchange your voucher at the entrance point to the Royal Academy.

Vouchers are only valid for the date booked.

Child Policy

Under 16s are Free, please call to book

Royal Academy of Arts

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How do I get there?

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly London W1J 0BD
  • Nearest Bus stop: 14, 19, 22, 38
  • Parking:
  • Nearest Night Bus:
  • Nearest Tube: Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria
  • Directions:

    Exit the station on to Piccadilly. Follow signs for Piccadilly Circus, and the Academy is on the left hand side.

  • Nearest Station: London Victoria


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  • Wheelchair accessible