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

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The Royal Albert Hall

Festival of Film at the Royal Albert Hall

  • 27 October — 6 November 2016

The exiting programme will cater for all tastes, jam-packed from dawn till dusk with immersive movie and music experiences, including a host of screenings, intimate jazz and classical concerts with a film flavour, and a series of exhibitions, talks and tours, all underlining the Hall’s status as both the country’s biggest cinema and one of its most iconic movie locations.

The Festival of Film will comprise 27 events across 10 spaces, including a Soundtrack Silent Disco in the venue’s underground Loading Bay, a Halloween screening of horror masterpiece, Nosferatu, and a special 60th anniversary celebration of Hitchcock’s immortal The Man Who Knew Too Much – the most renowned of the many classic films shot at the Hall – including a screening, talk and guided location tour.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free - £27.50


Lang Lang at the Royal Albert Hall

Lang Lang at the Royal Albert Hall

  • 13 — 15 March 2017

The intimate in-the-round concert is set to showcase popular piano suites from Isaac Albeniz, Claude Debussy and Franz Liszt. Lang Lang will bring his own ingenuity and flare to these classics promising for a fascinating show.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore London.
Greater London



Box Office

0845 401 5034

Press Office

020 7959 0500 Ext 3004

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