The Royal College of Music (RCM) has been ranked the Global No. 1 institution for Performing Arts for the third year running and earned the inaugural top spot for Music in the 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The QS World University Rankings measure institutions across the world based on not only strength and quality of teaching, but also quality and output of research activity, employability, international profile and sustainability. The RCM’s continued success can be attributed to a combination of factors, including its recent transformative building redevelopment. The expansion, which doubled the footprint of the College, has not only provided students and faculty with exceptional facilities and cutting-edge technology but has also opened new opportunities for venue hire.

The RCM boasts world-class performance spaces that are in high demand for various events, ranging from concerts and conferences to corporate functions and private celebrations. The state-of-the-art facilities, equipped with innovative and integrated technical setups, offer a unique and immersive experience. This is all complimented beautifully by the RCM’s ground-breaking Performance Laboratory situated in the Performance Studio.

As a charity, revenue generated from venue hires both supports the College’s core work and activities and contributes to its continued success on the global stage. By choosing to host events at RCM, you not only gain access to top-tier facilities but also contribute to the development of the future of music – something you can experience by hiring RCM musicians to perform at your event. A wide range of soloists and ensembles are available, and bookings are tailored to suit individual requirements.

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Read more about our Global No.1 status here.