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Essential information and how to book

Members of the public, students, staff and alumni are welcome to attend all events. Accompanied children are also welcome and free of charge at most events.

How to book 

Information on how to book is included on each event listings page.  These pages will also provide information on whether an event is free to attend or if a charge applies.


  • Admission to all lectures is free unless otherwise stated

  • Booking in advance is essential, a booking link can be found on each listings page

  • All lectures are followed by a reception

  • Doors open 15 minutes before lectures.

Recitals and concerts

  • Tickets can be purchased online and a booking link will be included on each listings page

  • Tickets can also be purchased on the door. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to event start time to avoid disappointment

  • Information is given under event listings where tickets must be purchased in advance

  • Ticket price £12.50, concessions £10 (alumni and over 60), £5 (Non Royal Holloway students), FREE (Royal Holloway students, staff and children under 14)

  • Wine and soft drinks are on sale during the interval at many of these events.

A season ticket from the Department of Music provides free admission for one person to most evening performances (exceptions being events organised by the Department of Choral Music, St Cecilia’s Evening and Royal Holloway in Concert at St John’s Smith Square). A season ticket costs £60 which represents an excellent saving on full-price tickets and can be purchased online or on the door. For further information please contact the Concert Office 01784 443853/ concerts@royalholloway.ac.uk

Community events and workshops

Please refer to individual event listings for booking information.

Please check for updates

Please note that additions, changes or cancellations to the events programme may occur, so please check event listings pages for updates. Stated end time of events is approximate. 

Accessible facilities on campus

Blue badge parking is available throughout campus. Step free access routes are shown on our campus map.

The Windsor Building Auditorium is fitted with facilities for the hard of hearing.

Term dates 2016–17

Autumn term: Monday 19 September to Friday 9 December 2016

Winter Graduation ceremonies: 13-15 December 2016

Spring term: Monday 9 January to Friday 24 March 2017

Summer term: Monday 24 April to Friday 9 June 2017

Summer Graduation ceremonies: 10-14 July 2017


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