Royal Academy InTouch Events

Royal Academy InTouch Events start 1 July

Welcome to our new season of InTouch events

Our new season of InTouch events for blind and partially sighted visitors are now available to book. Each event includes an audio-described tour, followed by a handling or art-making session.

Venue: Burlington House
Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD.
6 Burlington Gardens
London, W1S 3ET.

These events include refreshments, and volunteer support is provided.
Sessions are free but have a limited capacity.

Please book in advance.

Summer Exhibition 2019

Date: Monday 1 July  Time:  9–11am
Our annual celebration of art and creativity continues this year with acclaimed British painter Jock McFadyen RA taking the mantle from Grayson Perry RA to coordinate the 251st Summer Exhibition.
Join us for an interactive audio described tour of the exhibition that will include the opportunity for attendees to touch a number of the works on display.

Tickets are free but booking is required.
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Helene Schjerfbeck

Date: Friday 2 August  Time: 9–11am
Join us for this early morning audio described tour to discover the paintings of Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946), one of Finland’s best kept secrets. Including over 60 portraits, landscapes and still-lifes, this survey show traces the evolution of her career from her early naturalistic style to her self-portraits.
Following the tour we’ll explore a range of handling materials that will allow a deeper insight into the developments and context for the shifts in style throughout her career.

Tickets are free but booking is required.
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Félix Vallotton

Date: Monday 2 September  Time: 9–11am
Join us for an audio-described tour and handling session to discover paintings and prints detailing Vallotton’s extraordinary body of work – from compelling portraits, magnetic still-lifes, luminescent landscapes and bitingly satirical prints, to interior scenes which reverberate with psychological tension.

Tickets are free but booking is required.
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How to book

Tickets can be booked online or by contacting our Ticketing Team by emailing or call us on 020 7300 8090.

Audio guides are available for most exhibitions. Find out more.


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