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The Royal Academy to reopen to the public on Thursday 16 July 2020

The Royal Academy has announced that it will reopen to the public on Thursday 16 July. The RA has been closed for nearly 4 months due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The RA will open in phases, initially for 4 days a week: Thursday to Sunday, 11am – 4pm and the exhibition, Picasso and Paper has been extended until Sunday 2 August.

The RA will be following government advice on health and safety as a minimum, with additional measures and standards also in place. This will include:

• Social distancing throughout the RA

• Compulsory wearing of a face covering for staff and visitors

• Multiple sanitisation stations throughout the RA

• Operating a cashless system

• Operating a one-way system throughout the building

Royal Academy Dates and Opening Hours

Early access for RA Friends: Thursday 9 – Sunday 12 July 2020
11am – 4pm daily (last admission 3.30pm)

Open to public: Thursday 16 July – Sunday 2 August 2020
Thursday to Sundays only

11am – 4pm daily (last admission 3.30pm)

Future phases of reopening beyond Sunday 2 August 2020, including opening dates and hours, will be confirmed in due course.


Picasso and Paper
Main Galleries
Until 2 August 2020

Gauguin and the Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection
The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries
7 August – 18 October 2020

Summer Exhibition 2020
Main Galleries
6 October 2020 – 3 January 2021

Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul
The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries
15 November 2020 – 28 February 2021

Exhibition postponements

Marina Abramović: postponed until autumn 2021 (exact dates to be announced)
RA Schools Show 2020: postponed to June 2021(exact dates to be announced)

Exhibition cancellations

Angelica Kauffman
Cezanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings

For more information and tickets, visit the Royal Academy website here

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