Terms and Conditions

200 seats for 200 years

Terms and Conditions

  • Your donation is acknowledged with a seat that is named for a period of 5 years, after which the Royal Institution reserves the right to make the seat available to re-name.  We will endeavour to contact you before this expiry date to give you an opportunity to name it again. 
  • The dedication must be the name of an individual(s) or ‘In Memory of’. Please provide the chosen names up to a maximum of 50 characters over two lines (25 characters per line), including spaces. 
  • Your chosen dedication will be engraved on a plaque, and it will be attached to a seat in the row selected.
  • The supporter named on the seat does not own the seat at any point. The seat will remain the property of the Royal Institution.
  • Naming a seat does not include admission to talks, lectures or events or guarantee allocation of that seat.
  • Seats cannot be reserved.
  • Please note that seats are subject to availability and on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • You cannot change the name you have chosen to be engraved after confirmation with the Development team, or after the name has been engraved on the plaque.
  • You will receive an email confirmation of your donation once we have received your donation.
  • You will also receive in the post a naming acknowledgement certificate with a photograph of the named plaque.
  • You may choose to name a seat as a gift for a friend or loved one. Certificates can be sent to the recipient or to the donor.
  • If seats at specific donation levels are no longer available, the Ri might consider releasing further seats to continue raising much-needed income for its charitable work.