Graduation Ceremony | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Graduation Ceremony

Central's Graduation Ceremony

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Graduation Ceremony will take place at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.

Email invitations have been sent via Eventbrite to graduating students. If you do not receive yours, you can book your tickets through the Eventbrite page by clicking the Regsiter and Buy Tickets button below.

Central very much hopes that all graduands will be able to attend the Graduation Ceremony to celebrate their great success with family, friends and staff and we look forward to seeing you there.

For enquiries, please email the Graduation planning team at



Graduands are seated alphabetically by award, then course name and then their surname at the front of the auditorium. This is the order that graduands process in.

We will allocate guest seats in order of receipt of ticket orders and successful payment – please therefore be advised that early bookings will be allocated seats closer to the stage. Further information about the order of ceremony and other events taking place on the day will be sent out closer to the ceremony date. The Royal Festival Hall is accessible for people with limited mobility and wheelchair users – further information is available on their website. We recommend that as per the RFH policy, children under 7 years of age are not brought to the Ceremony to avoid interruption. 

Please indicate in the Special Requirements section of the booking process if you or any of your guests have mobility difficulties and what special arrangements may be needed. A number of wheelchairs can be accommodated in the auditorium but need to be notified in advance so that spaces can be reserved. If such requirements are not specified, we cannot guarantee that suitable seating is provided on the day.

Please note that award certificates for all graduands are sent out by the University of London directly to you and are not issued by the School or available at the ceremony. Information about this certificate production process is issued with your results letter.

Please note that 10:00 am (GMT) on 3rd December 2018 is the extended closing date for graduand bookings to be received by the School. If a graduand is in debt to the School when ticket sales close, their order will be cancelled and your attendance at the ceremony prohibited.

Eventbrite - The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Graduation Ceremony 2018


You will be required to wear an academic gown, hood and hat for the Ceremony. You can make your own arrangements for gown and hat hire through the academic outfitters Ede & Ravenscroft by visiting their Graduation Services website. You will see that they advise you to place your order at least 21 days before the Ceremony. Their website will allow orders for as long as they can. Your order will then be available for collection on the day at the Royal Festival Hall.

Please ensure that you do make a booking as we will have to turn away anyone arriving at the ceremony without arrangements for a gown and hat. Please also note that when selecting your gown, you need to specify both University of London and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, as well as your qualification (i.e. BA, MA, PhD etc). Further guidance is available on the Ede & Ravenscroft website. 

Event price

Graduands - Free, Guests - £25, discounted bulk purchases are available

Event dates

10 Dec 2018 - 1:45pm

9 Dec 2019 - 1:45pm

7 Dec 2020 - 1:45pm

6 Dec 2020 - 1:45pm