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.
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Opening times vary according to performances.
Tour charges are as follows:
Adult - £8
Children - Free (with 1 paying adult)
Seniors - £7
Students - £7
Disabled - £5
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
- Any age
£28 – £68.80 (including all transaction and card handling fees)
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.
£17.80 - £63.70 (including all transaction and card handling fees)
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
- Any age
£28 - £73.90 (including all transaction and card handling fees)
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.
- Any age
£20.35 - £62.17 (including all transaction and card handling fees)
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore London.
0845 401 5034
020 7959 0500 Ext 3004