Our new spaces

Our new spaces

The Susie Sainsbury Theatre, The Angela Burgess Recital Hall, five new percussion studios, new audiovisual control room, refurbished practice and dressing rooms.

Look forward to world-class performances from 2018 in our dazzling new theatre and recital hall.

The Academy’s talented students deserve the very best facilities, so our world-renowned teachers can most effectively foster their outstanding musical prowess and individual creativity.

We are excited to have officially opened our newly transformed spaces, including the 309-seat Susie Sainsbury Theatre and the new 100-seat rooftop Angela Burgess Recital Hall, as well as 14 refurbished practice and dressing rooms, five new percussion studios, a large refurbished jazz room and a new control suite for the Academy’s audiovisual recordings department. The project marks one of the most significant building and renovation project in the Academy’s near-200-year history.

More about the project

Designed by RIBA Award-winning Ian Ritchie Architects, the project has transformed the original theatre which stood from 1976 to 2015, and has added an airy new rooftop space, significantly enhancing the existing performance, rehearsal and recording facilities. The Theatre and Recital Hall are both fully accessible and wheelchair friendly, with a new lift installed for ease of access. Both spaces have been acoustically engineered by Arup.

Take a virtual tour of the Susie Sainsbury Theatre.

Take a virtual tour of the Angela Burgess Recital Hall.

How to donate

Learn more about how to sponsor your own seat in our new Theatre or pay homage to someone who has inspired you