Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the most iconic performance venues in the world. It was built to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's consort) of a 'Central Hall' that would be used to promote understanding and appreciation of the Arts and Sciences and would stand at the heart of the South Kensington estate, surrounded by museums and places of learning.

Each year it hosts more than 370 events in the main auditorium and 200 shows in other spaces, including classical concerts, rock and pop, ballet and opera, sports, award ceremonies, school and community events, charity performances and banquets.

The Hall is a registered charity held in trust for the nation and receives no public or central and local government funding.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Gallery

Opening hours

Opening times vary according to performances.

Admission charges

Tour charges are as follows:
Adult - £8
Children - Free (with 1 paying adult)
Seniors - £7
Students - £7
Disabled - £5

Collection details

Film and Media, Literature, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Music

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Shh...Bang! | Royal Albert Hall

Shh...Bang!

  • 27 May 2015 11-11:50am, 2-2:50pm *on now

"Quiet" lives in a muffled world of clouds and softness. Right next-door "Loud" collects more and more noises and wild sounds. In drawers and suitcases there are boings, splashes, bangs and swooshes. How can Quiet & Loud possibly find a way to listen to each other?

Written and created by Peut-Etre Theatre, Shh...Bang! is a dance-theatre performance for children and their adults, playfully exploring silence and noise.

It is funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Arts Council and developed in collaboration with the Institute of Acoustics and Vibration in Southampton University and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£9.67

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking | Royal Albert Hall

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking (Junior Edition)

  • 28 May 2015 11am-12:10pm, 2:30-3:40pm

Join Albert, the genius behind the übercoolest moustache in science, for a lecture like none you’ve ever seen. He is joined by his wives and mum on piano, and by guest rapper MC Squared, as he quantum leaps us through two world wars, the wurst sausage joke ever, and even some actual proper boffin-checked science. Suitable for bright sparks of 6 years and up.

“Something close to brilliance.” ***** The Times

"This show will get anyone interested in science." **** The Big Issue

“The clearest – and certainly the funniest – explanation of the Theory of Relativity I know.” John Lloyd (creator of QI)

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£13.24

Website

http://royalalberthall.com/tickets/albert-einstein/default.aspx

Battle of Waterloo 200th Anniversary Concert

  • 5 June 2015 From 7:30pm

TV presenter, writer and historian Sir Tony Robinson brings to life the excitement and drama of this unique moment in British history through a series of scenes and music to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

The Battle of Waterloo took place on 18 June 1815 and marked the final defeat of French military leader and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 (First Movement)
SCHUBERT March Militaire
HANDEL See the Conq'ring hero comes
BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
SUPPÉ Light Cavalry Overture
BEETHOVEN Wellington's Victory with live Musket Fire

Plus traditional marching songs performed in full military dress of the period:
Scotland the Brave
La Marseillaise
Coldstream Guards March

Gareth Hancock conductor
Goldsmiths Choral Union
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/battle-of-waterloo/default.aspx

Breakfast at Tiffany's Live | Royal Albert Hall

Breakfast at Tiffany's Live

  • 12 June 2015 7:30-9:30pm
  • 13 June 2015 2:30-4:30pm, From 7:30pm

Experience the 1961 romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany's like never before, with the timeless film screened in the iconic Royal Albert Hall, as Henry Mancini's Academy Award-winning score is performed simultaneously by a live orchestra and choir.

The classic Blake Edwards film, based on Truman Capote's bestselling novella, stars Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, a deliciously eccentric New York city playgirl who catches the attention of her new neighbour, struggling writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard). Regularly cited as one of the greatest movies ever made, it’s also among the most stylish, with the sight of Holly – oversized cigarette holder in hand – one of the most recognisable and arresting moments in cinema.

This World Premiere of Breakfast at Tiffany's Live will bring the film to vivid life, as Mancini's legendary score, including Oscar-winning song Moon River, is celebrated on the world's most famous stage.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£22.90 - £63.70 (including all transaction and card handling fees)

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/breakfast-at-tiffanys/default.aspx

Space Spectacular | Royal Albert Hall

Space Spectacular

  • 19 June 2015 7:30-10:30pm
  • 20 June 2015 2:30-5:30pm, 7:30-10:30pm

Music • Lights • Lasers • Fireworks

A voyage through a galaxy of favourite music from deep space and beyond!

Star Wars: Main Title, Throne Room & Finale
The Empire Strikes Back: Imperial March, Yoda’s Theme
Return of the Jedi: Jabba The Hut, The Forest Battle
Attack of the Clones: Across The Stars
The Phantom Menace: The Duel of the Fates
Holst The Planets: Mars, Jupiter
2001: A Space Odyssey: Blue Danube Waltz, Also Sprach Zarathustra
Close Encounters of The Third Kind
Superman
Star Trek
Thunderbirds
E.T.

Anthony Inglis conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£17.29 - £63.19 (including all transaction and card handling fees)

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/space-spectacular/default.aspx

Back to the Future Live in Concert | Royal Albert Hall

Back to the Future Live in Concert

  • 4 July 2015 2:30-4:30pm, 7-9pm

Celebrate a worldwide cultural phenomenon in this screening of Back to the Future with a live orchestral accompaniment, held in the magnificent surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall.

Back to the Future, the delightful comedy adventure directed by Robert Semeckis, was 1985's highest grossing film and sparked of one of the most successful trilogies of all time. The story follows Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a typical American teenager of the '80s, who is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean 'time machine', invented by the slightly mad Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd).

This special evening will bring Marty's sensational adventure to life, as Alan Silvestri's compositions for the film are performed by a live orchestra alongside a big-screen viewing of one of cinema's most memorable stories.

Video trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQDRvuAQjvs

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£28 – £68.80 (including all transaction and card handling fees)

Website

http://royalalberthall.com/tickets/back-to-the-future/default.aspx

The Godfather Live | Royal Albert Hall

The Godfather Live

  • 2 November 2015 7:30-10:30pm

Following the extraordinary success of the sold out World Premiere at the Hall in 2014, The Godfather Live – a celebration of the crime classic regularly cited as one of the greatest films ever made – returns to London's most iconic venue.

Francis Ford Coppola's timeless masterpiece The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino and winner of three Academy Awards, will be shown on the big screen whilst Nino Rota's immortal score is performed simultaneously by a live orchestra.

The Godfather, released in 1972 to popular and critical acclaim, tells the story of the Corleones and their rivalry with other New York crime families between 1945 and 1955, as the title character (Brando) hands over the reins of power to his youngest son (Pacino).

In 2008, an Empire magazine vote saw The Godfather named as the greatest film ever made, a distinction also awarded to the film by Entertainment Weekly and Metacritic. It came second in Sight & Sound's 2002 list and Time Out's 2003 readers' poll, and is currently ranked at number two in IMDb's all-time list.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£17.80 - £63.70 (including all transaction and card handling fees)

Disney in Concert: Alice in Wonderland | Royal Albert Hall

Disney in Concert: Alice in Wonderland featuring the Music of Danny Elfman

  • 12 December 2015 2:30-5:30pm, 7-10pm

Experience Tim Burton's Academy Award-winning 2010 fantasy film Alice in Wonderland on the big screen in the glorious surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall, with Danny Elfman's magical score being performed simultaneously by a live orchestra and choir.

Directed by Tim Burton and written by Linda Woolderton, Alice in Wonderland is an imaginative new twist on Lewis Carroll's original beloved novel and sees a 19-year-old Alice (Mai Wasikowska) return to the whimsical world she first entered as a child. With the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) and the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen), the extraordinary characters all come to life richer and more colourful than ever.

This high-definition screening with live orchestral and choral accompaniment will bring the record-breaking film to life in an incredible feast for the eyes, ears and heart, captivating an audience of all ages.

Video trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwhWZKtGL4k

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£28 - £73.90 (including all transaction and card handling fees)

Website

http://royalalberthall.com/tickets/alice-in-wonderland/default.aspx

The Nutcracker on Ice | Royal Albert Hall

The Nutcracker on Ice

  • 28 December 2015 7-10pm
  • 29 December 2015 3-5:30pm, 7-10pm
  • 30 December 2015 3-5:30pm, 7-10pm
  • 31 December 2015 1-3:30pm, 5-7:30pm
  • 1 January 2016 1-3:30pm, 5-7:30pm
  • 2 February 2016 11am-1:30pm, 3-5:30pm, 7-10pm

International ice dance sensation The Imperial Ice Stars return for a third triumphant season to 4,000 square feet of ice at the Royal Albert Hall, for 12 performances only.

Over the last ten years the award-winning troupe has thrilled audiences across five continents with their adrenaline-rich performances, receiving nightly standing ovations and outstanding international reviews.

As midnight strikes on a magical Christmas Eve, a toy Nutcracker comes to life, sweeping young Marie to a world of enchantment where she meets the Mouse King, the Nutcracker Prince and, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Set against a backdrop of colourful projections, opulent costumes, magic tricks and special effects, the cast of World, European and National Championship skaters dance to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score performed by a live orchestra.

Breathtaking high speed leaps, heart stopping throws and awe-inspiring acrobatics combine with sublime ice dance to make The Nutcracker on Ice a festive treat that will thrill and enchant all ages.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£20.35 - £62.17 (including all transaction and card handling fees)

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/nutcracker-on-ice/default.aspx

Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore London.
London
Greater London
SW7 2AP
England

Website

www.royalalberthall.com

Telephone

Box Office

0845 401 5034

Press Office

020 7959 0500 Ext 3004

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