Royal Philharmonic Society Awards: Save the date

28 Feb 2019

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 RPS Awards will take place on Thursday 28 November at Battersea Arts Centre in London.

The venue re-opened its doors last year following a dramatic fire in 2015. Its sumptuous renovation is already drawing acclaim and winning awards including 2019 Theatre Building of the Year, plus a coveted place in The Guardian’s Top Ten architectural achievements of the year. Its architects Haworth Tompkins are renowned for designing Sir Nicholas Hytner’s Bridge Theatre, as well as renovating the Royal Court, Liverpool Everyman, Bristol Old Vic and currently the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

RPS Chief Executive James Murphy says, ‘We are thrilled at the prospect of bringing the Awards to such a resplendent setting. Like the RPS, the venue first came to life in the 19th Century. We love its distinguished history as a civic building, and its restless and inventive role as an arts venue. Its breathtaking redesign marries a vibrant heritage with a bright future, which seems apt for the RPS in this, the 30th year of the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards.

We will be welcoming nominations for this year’s Awards from RPS members and colleagues across the music profession from May, and tickets will go on sale in the summer.

OUR MEMBERS

George Benjamin, composer, conductor, teacher, programmer: awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2011.

DID YOU KNOW?

The early directors and concert conductors were given tickets made of ivory to gain them admission to Philharmonic Society performances.