Enjoy all the benefits of Friends Membership


Free exhibitions

Free entry to all RA exhibitions for you and an adult family guest.

Friends Previews

See our major exhibitions before they open to the public at the Friends previews. Friends are also given the opportunity to visit exhibitions outside public opening hours.*

RA Magazine

Receive the quarterly RA Magazine, which covers UK and international art exhibitions, book reviews and news from the RA and Royal Academicians.

The Keeper's House

The long awaited Keeper’s House is now open. Friends have access throughout the day, while in the evening you can invite as many guests as you would like. With walls decorated by works of Royal Academicians it is the perfect setting to start or end your day at the RA. 

Inspiring talks and events

Hear leading artists talk about their work, attend lectures from our expert curators, and socialise with fellow art-lovers at our exciting programme of events. 

Friends e-news

Hear about current and forthcoming exhibitions, events and Friends previews via our Friends e-news.


*The Summer Exhibition is the exception whereby you will receive a preview invitation for a specific date with the spring edition of RA Magazine.



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