Expansion of Royal Irish Academy of Music

Public funding of €9m was recently announced towards the €20m redevelopment of The Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) at its Dublin site at Westland Row. Almost €6m has already been raised from private sources. The project is due to open in 2021 and includes a new 300 seat concert hall, a dedicated opera studio and rehearsal space, 75 teaching rooms with adaptable acoustics, a new library, a sonic hub for electronic music and a dedicated music therapy facility. Third level student numbers will increase from 150 to 250 and school age student numbers will double to 3000.