Friends Benefits

Individual friend €60

  • Exclusive invitations to Varnishing Day, a preview of the RHA Annual Exhibition
  • Invitations to all exhibition openings in the Academy’s galleries
  • Subscription to the RHA Newsletter
  • Invitations to our Annual Summer Fete and other Friends parties throughout the year
  • Invitations to our Lecture Series
  • A yearly membership card entitling Friends to a range of discounts
  • Friends get to go on a wide selection of Friends events including:
    • The Director’s Choice tour of the Annual and other RHA exhibition tours with the exhibiting artists and the RHA Director
    • Regular visits to a huge range of artist’s studios visits
    • Walking guided gallery tours throughout Dublin
    • Free invites to the RHA lecture series
    • The chance to participate in the Annual Cultural Trip. Previous trips have been to New York, Venice, Madrid, London and Vienna
    • Invites to a range of cultural events and tours in Dublin and beyond

Become an Individual Friend

Family Friend €80

All of the benefits above extended to include a second person at the same address plus:

  • Two Membership Cards

Become a Family Friend

Patron €170

All of the benefits of an Individual Friend including:

  • Listing in the RHA Annual Exhibition Catalogue unless otherwise instructed
  • Priority booking for Friends events
  • Second Membership Card

Become a Patron

The following categories include listing in all RHA Exhibition Publications unless otherwise instructed.

Benefactor €350

Tax Relief Available. All benefits listed previously and additionally:

  • Receive exclusive invitations to VIP evenings including the Preview and Prize giving ceremony at the
    RHA Annual Exhibition
  • Get priority booking for Friends events
  • May bring up to three guests to any Friends events

Become a Benefactor

Benefactor Gold €650

Tax Relief Available. All benefits listed previously and additionally:

  • Exclusive access to the curatorial team for advice on collecting and buying
  • Private Director-led tour for up to 8 guests

Become a Benefactor Gold

President’s Circle €1,800

The President’s Circle programme is curated each year by RHA Director, Patrick T Murphy.  Featuring up to 10 exclusive President and Director-led events each year, the programme gives each member access to Ireland’s most exciting artists and highly experienced industry professionals.  By participating in and supporting contemporary art initiatives, President’s Circle members will have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with artists, curators, collectors and fellow members.

Tax Relief Available.

Become a Member of the President’s Circle

Corporate Friend €2,000

All benefits listed previously and additionally:

  • 10% discount on rentals
  • Priority booking of the Acadmey’s prestigious rooms for corporate events
  • Opportunity to organise employee programmes of events at the Academy including Children’s days etc.
  • Six membership cards

Become a Corporate Friend

Corporate Benefactor €4,000

All benefits listed previously and additionally:

  • Complimentary Catalogues
  • 15% discount on rentals
  • Ten Membership Cards

Become a Corporate Benefactor

Renewal Discounts for Friends

Friends who switch to payment by direct debit benefit from a 10% discount on their annual subscription for that year. Friends paying by direct debit are entered into a monthly draw to win a copy of Amelia Stein’s Photographs RHA 2009 and a copy of one RHA exhibition publication.

Click here to download a Direct Debit form.


We are delighted to announce that RHA Friends can also benefit from the following:

  • 20% discount in the Coppa Café in the RHA
  • 10% discount in the Irish Design Shop @ the RHA
  • 10% discount on all RHA catalogues
  • Discounted rate on annual subscription to the Irish Arts Review
  • An Ely Wine Bar loyalty card for discounts and special offers
  • 10% discount on membership subscription to join the Friends of The National Concert Hall
  • 10% discount on membership subscription to The Abbey Theatre
  • A range of short term offers and discounts from a range of sources are also available to the Friends of the RHA on different occasions throughout the year.

Please show your Friends membership card to avail of these discounts or quote your membership number if you wish to subscribe to the Irish Arts Review, tel: 01 676 6711, email: or join the Friends of the National Concert Hall tel: 01 417 0067, email: or join as a member of The Abbey Theatre contact Helen Fahey, Membership Services Coordinator tel: 01 879 7245, email: