The Academy occupies a striking, purpose-built Edwardian building dating from 1911, joined to the converted Nash-designed terrace of 1-5 York Gate by the David Josefowitz Recital Hall.
The Academy includes all the requirements of a modern conservatoire – you can follow the links to see each of them on our virtual tour.
- over 100 teaching and practice studios, rehearsal and lecture rooms
- several large concert rooms
- the 120-seat David Josefowitz Recital Hall
- the Duke’s Hall, our flagship 400-seat concert venue
- electronic and recording studios
- a constantly updated Creative Technology Suite
- a well-equipped library
- sources of inspiration in our free Museum, which hosts regular research events and includes on-site instrument workshops
- an excellent canteen serving healthy and value-for-money meals, including vegetarian options
- Academy Chimes shop, a convenient source for music, accessories and more
Building work is taking place now for a superb new theatre, suitable for all forms of classical and contemporary opera and musical theatre productions. A 100-seat roof-top recital hall will have state-of-the-art recording facilities.
From January 2014, Academy students have been using a new practice and rehearsal centre a few minutes’ walk away from the main Academy campus. 11 Cross Keys Close is available throughout every day during term-time for exclusive use by Academy students (8am–9pm Monday to Saturday and 10am–6pm on Sunday).
You can explore many more of the Academy’s performance, rehearsal and social spaces by taking our virtual tour.