A spectacular Neo-classical event space

Overlooking the River Thames, our spectacular neo-classical building is a versatile venue suitable for staging events of all styles and sizes. Our dedicated Corporate Events team are here to help you through the whole event process; from your first enquiry and advising on the best suppliers for you from our approved supplier list, to being with you on the day.

Master data

  • Accessible


Name of spaceLWHsq. m
The Portico Rooms20010056
Navy Board Rooms1006032
Seamen's Hall200100
East Wing Galleries300
Lancaster Room220
River Rooms220
Embankment Galleries800320
The Edmond J Safra Fountain Court1,500
Lightwells & Deadhouse200
River Terrace200
Screening Room6060
  • Key
  • Standing
  • Classroom
  • Theatre
  • U-shape
  • Boardroom
  • Cabaret
  • Circle


We are home to one London’s most spectacular and cherished buildings. The rich heritage of this historic palace is matched by a commitment to the most exciting contemporary culture, making it a uniquely fascinating and stimulating venue.



From its 18th century origins, we have been a centre for debate and discussion including the first home of the Royal Academy of Arts. In the year 2000, the site was re-launched as a public home for contemporary art and culture. Hosting your event at A spectacular Neo-classical event space directly supports our cultural programme, our commitment to a new generation of artists and our education and outreach work.


Our Events Team are dedicated to creating exceptional events for a wide range of clients. With a number of diverse spaces available for hire and a leading list of accredited event suppliers, we will ensure every expectation is surpassed. Equally, we can create bespoke events and private tours of exhibitions if you would like to connect your event with our wide-ranging cultural programme.

The grandeur of our buildings, our unrivalled central London location on the north bank of the River Thames, our world-class exhibitions and the dedication and expertise of our Events Team will make your event a truly unforgettable experience.


  • Outside area
  • Access for trucks possible
  • Accessible