Create the spaces where artistry begins

Performance and rehearsal spaces, recording studios, teaching and practice rooms — these are the spaces where sparks begin to fly.

Music’s future starts here – a place that brings together the traditions of the past and the world-class technology that musicians need in an increasingly digital world. We need your support to:

  • transform our performance spaces
  • invest in cutting-edge production technology
  • equip our teaching and practice rooms for the 21st century

In 2018, we opened the Susie Sainsbury Theatre and Angela Burgess Recital Hall, following one of the most ambitious building projects in the Academy’s history. But we can’t afford to stand still. Now is the time to invest in more facilities fit for the future and our ambitions.

Image: Michael Johnson

‘This building has been absolutely at the centre of everything that I have done, everything that I have learnt.’

Sir Simon Rattle

Can you help create the spaces where great careers begin?

Or contact Dr Matthew Ross, Head of Philanthropy, at to discuss next steps.