'It's great to explore venues around London and beyond  – we get to share our music with a wider audience and it gives us exciting performance experiences in addition to those within the Academy itself'

Michel Xie, student
'The musicians were brilliant and made the night very special. They even adapted their music to suit the theme of the evening'
Kyle Dougherty, University of London

Hire our musicians

Performance is a way of life at the Academy, and a vital part of our students' training. We are delighted to provide Academy musicians for concert performances in a variety of settings, as well as for weddings, parties and other functions.

Our external bookings service offers you an affordable way of hiring highly talented young musicians for your event. What's more, you are supporting Academy students in the early stages of their career by offering them essential performance experience.

The Academy can provide a wide range of soloists and ensembles. Students are individually selected to meet your requirements.

We can also supply students to perform in concerts across the UK. Recent partner venues have included St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James's Piccadilly, Petworth Festival, the Foundling Museum, the Korean Cultural Institute, Leeds Music Festival, Concerts at Pyrton and the Fidelio Orchestra Café.

'I'm grateful to have had the chance to perform at external venues. I've connected with important concert organisers and played in front of people from all over the world'

Julie Park, student

For further information about hiring Academy performers for your event, please contact our External Bookings Manager using the form below.

Students in Recital
Angela Burgess Recital Hall
‘The food and service were wonderful, and the guests had a lovely time - it was a privilege to host them in such a remarkable room!’
Martin Cullingford, Gramophone

Hire our spaces

The Edwardian main building, with its sweeping staircase, stained-glass windows and marble mosaic flooring, was built in 1911 and is a truly inspiring place to be.

Our main performance spaces are:

  • The Duke’s Hall, our flagship 350-seat concert venue
  • The David Josefowitz Recital Hall, with seating for up to 120
  • The Susie Sainsbury Theatre, a 309-seat venue with a stage and orchestra pit, suitable for a variety of large-scale performances including fully staged operas
  • Angela Burgess Recital Hall, a striking 100-seat rooftop space featuring astounding acoustics that are great for both recording and performing

Since they were opened in 2018, the Susie Sainsbury Theatre and Angela Burgess Recital Hall have won numerous awards for their innovative architecture and state-of-the-art technology.

We also have a selection of teaching and practice rooms available for hire.

To enquire about hiring our spaces, please contact us using the form below.