Topping out of the new Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music

Thursday 20th July saw the topping out of the new Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music where the Rise PM team are providing Consultation Consultancy services to the Trustees of the Academy.

The occasions was marked by the Principal of the Academy Profession, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood lowering the highest point into place.


The Consultant and Construction team including Rise, Ian Ritchie Architects, Osborne Construction, Atelier Ten, WSP, Equals and ARUP.

The Royal Academy of Music was founded in 1822 and is Britain’s oldest degree-granting music school.

As part of the Academy’s ethos of providing their talented students with the very best facilities RAM wished to transform the Academy’s Theatre into an outstanding and versatile 300 seat venue for cutting-edge performance and recording.

The project is transforming the cramped and outdated Theatre and replacing it with superb new facilities with a reshaped auditorium, a new balcony, improving sight lines and increasing the overall seating capacity by 40%. The design delivers state-of-the-art stage and recording facilities in an adaptable theatre suitable for all forms of classical and contemporary opera and musical theatre productions.

The new Theatre complex also provides a 100-seat roof-top recital hall, significant improvements to back and front of house facilities and full accessibility.

The theatre will open its doors during 2018.

For more information contact Andrew Link.

Jessica Willson

Jessica Willson

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