Royal Albert Hall

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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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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
50 Years of British Rock History

Exhibition - 50 Years of British Rock History

  • 10 — 11 May 2014 11am-4pm
  • 24 — 25 May 2014 11am-4pm
  • 1 June 2014 11am-4pm

The UK has produced many of the most successful groups and performers in international rock music over the last half century, from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Elton John and Oasis. Its genres of rock have been equally influential: Beat Music in the 60s; Glam, Progressive Rock, Punk and New Wave in the 70s; New Romantic, synthpop and Goth in the 80s; Indie and Britpop in the 90s.

Alongside these have been the photographers. It has been this small army of creative lensmen and women who have supplied the images that make up the rock package - image being as important as the music in many cases. Whether they be captured on the stage, taken formally in a studio with nothing left to chance, or snapped naturally in an unguarded moment, many of these photographs have become iconic.

The Royal Albert Hall has teamed up with Rock Archive to bring some of these images to the Hall. Founded in 1998 by photographer Jill Furmanovsky, Rock Archive is the product of the idea to make unseen work from her own archive and that of her colleagues more accessible to fans and collectors of photography. Jill has won many awards for her photography including The Jane Brown Observer Portrait Award for her classic Charlie Watts portrait in 1992. In 1998 she was honoured with the accolade, 'Woman of the Year for Music and Related Industries'.

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/exhibitions/50-years-british-rock/default.aspx

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.
Albert's Band | Royal Albert Hall

Albert’s Band presents Movie Magic

  • 27 May 2014 12-1pm, 2:30-3:30pm

Join Albert's Band, the Royal Albert Hall's resident orchestra, for an action packed journey through the world of film music, full of interactive fun for all the family.

These concerts are held in the Hall's Elgar Room, with an area reserved for children to sit in front of the stage and get really close to the action.

Child tickets are available for those aged 2 - 16 years. Under 2s go free.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 0-4

Admission

Child: £5.08, Adult: £8.14 (incl. transaction and card handling fees)

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/alberts-band/movie-magic/default.aspx

Discover Pop | Royal Albert Hall

Discover Pop

  • 28 May 2014 10-11:30am, 2-3:30pm
  • 29 May 2014 10-11:30am, 2-3:30pm

From ABBA and The Beatles to the Spice Girls and Jay-Z, the Royal Albert Hall has welcomed the greatest pop stars to perform on its stage. Join us this half-term and learn about the Pop Art movement by making your very own work of art using images of cultural icons from our archive.

For ages 5 – 11. Not suitable for early years.

Children must be accompanied by an adult and both children and adults need to purchase tickets. Please purchase tickets in advance by calling our Box Office on 020 7589 8212.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Tickets are £3.50 and subsidised tickets (50p) are available

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/discover/pop/default.aspx

Discover the Architecture of the Royal Albert Hall

Discover the Architecture of the Royal Albert Hall

  • 5 August 2014 10-11:30am, 2-3:30pm
  • 6 August 2014 10-11:30am, 2-3:30pm

Come and explore the architecture of one of London's most iconic buildings. Join us for an inside-out tour and make your very own miniature sculpture to take home.

For ages 5 – 11. Not suitable for early years.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£3.50 (Please note tickets for this event are only available over the telephone. Please call our Box Office on 020 7589 8212. Subsidised tickets are also available)

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/discover/architecture/default.aspx

Discover Music from Around the World

Discover Music from Around the World

  • 19 August 2014 10-11:30am, 2-3:30pm
  • 20 August 2014 10-11:30am, 2-3:30pm

From performers from France to music from India, the Royal Albert Hall is proud to present a rich variety of shows. Come and celebrate music and cultures of countries around the world in this creative art workshop.

For ages 5 – 11. Not suitable for early years.

This event takes place in the Royal Albert Hall's Education Room.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£3.50 (Please note tickets for this event are only available over the telephone. Please call our Box Office on 020 7589 8212. Subsidised tickets are also available)

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/discover/world/default.aspx

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