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

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.
Alex Hutton | Royal Albert Hall

Live music in Verdi – Alex Hutton

  • 27 March 2015 8-10pm
  • 3 April 2015 8-10pm
  • 24 April 2015 8-10pm

Alex Hutton previews new material from his forthcoming album as well as music from critically acclaimed CD Songs from the Seven Hills.

Alex Hutton is an established pianist on the London Jazz scene and has worked with many leading figures including Jim Mullen, Bobby Wellins, Art Themen, Pete King, Don Weller, Dave O Higgins, Dave Green and Pete Wareham.

Live Music in Verdi:

Enjoy great food, drink and free live music from exceptional jazz musicians and renowned world music artists in the Hall’s Italian restaurant, Verdi.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/verdi/default.aspx#/page/1/

Langley Park School for Boys Brass Quintet | Royal Albert Hall

Live music in Verdi – Langley Park School for Boys Brass Quintet

  • 27 March 2015 12-2pm

The Langley Park School for Boys Brass Quintet is one of a series of brass chamber groups that has achieved much success over the past few years, including participation in the Music for Youth National Festival in Birmingham and various prizes at local music festivals.

This concert is run in partnership with Music for Youth as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s commitment to supporting the next generation of talented young musicians and giving them a platform to shine.

Live music in Verdi:

Enjoy great food, drink and free live music from exceptional jazz musicians and renowned world music artists in the Hall’s Italian restaurant, Verdi.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/verdi/langley-park/default.aspx

Enchanteuse | Royal Albert Hall

Sunday brunch - Enchanteuse

  • 29 March 2015 12-1:30pm

Some of the most iconic and dramatic melodies of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s made famous by Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich.

Sunday Brunch

Sunday brunch takes place in Verdi, an Italian Kitchen at the Royal Albert Hall, which offers casual dining and great music in one of London's most iconic settings. Your ticket includes a welcome drink, main course and dessert, served with tea or coffee and accompanied by great live music.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Standard: £30.07, Under 12s: £16.00 (includes all transaction and card handling fees)

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/brunch/enchanteuse/default.aspx

Brendan Reilly | Royal Albert Hall

Late Night Jazz - Brendan Reilly

  • 2 April 2015 9:45-11:15pm

Brendan Reilly is a London-based American singer. He has toured the world with artists such as Basement Jaxx, and he is currently working on his debut album, The Life of Reilly, a soulful return to his jazz roots. In this Late Night Jazz concert he will perform material from the album, a mixture of original material and standards.

Late Night Jazz:
Our intimate Late Night Jazz series presents sensational music in the relaxed setting of the Elgar Room. The series is part of a wide range of events to enjoy outside our main auditorium.

Admission

£16.30 (including 2% payment handling charge)

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/late-night-jazz/brenda-reilly/default.aspx

Oh La La | Royal Albert Hall

Sunday brunch - Oh La La!

  • 5 April 2015 12-1:30pm

Jazz and pop with a French twist! Oh La La! mix Parisian folk music and Chansons Realistes with unforgettable jazz standards and the occasional pop tune.

Sunday Brunch

Sunday brunch takes place in Verdi, an Italian Kitchen at the Royal Albert Hall, which offers casual dining and great music in one of London's most iconic settings. Your ticket includes a welcome drink, main course and dessert, served with tea or coffee and accompanied by great live music.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Standard: £30.07, Under 12s: £16.00 (includes all transaction and card handling fees)

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/brunch/oh-la-la/default.aspx

Dizraeli | Royal Albert Hall

Dizraeli

  • 15 April 2015 8:30-10:30pm

Bristol-born rapper, poet and musician Dizraeli comes to the Elgar Room. Although rooted strongly in hip hop traditions, his work draws inspiration from old folk music, recognising the common ground shared by songs of the people from any point in history. He leads the six-piece band Dizraeli and the Small Gods, fusing beatbox, strings, turntables and harmony singing in an unashamedly heartfelt reinvention of hip hop.

Dizraeli has won both the Farrago UK Slam Championships and the BBC Radio 4 Poetry Slam, and written several hip hop plays including the award winning Rebel Cell, with Baba Brinkman. Dizraeli and the Small Gods were shortlisted for the 2014 Songlines Music Award for their album Moving In the Dark.

"Folk or hiphop? I don't know, but Dizraeli makes me realise how wonderful it is to hear real English - fluent, witty and arresting." The Times

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£11.20

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/Dizraeli/default.aspx

Jane Lindsay and Jennifer Hughes | Royal Albert Hall

Classical Coffee Mornings - Jane Lindsay and Jennifer Hughes

  • 19 April 2015 From 11am

The Royal Albert Hall has collaborated with our neighbours at the Royal College of Music for this exciting series of concerts. Classical Coffee Mornings give you the chance to listen to outstanding talent from the College at Sunday morning classical recitals in the Hall's Elgar Room. Tickets include a hot drink and a pastry.

Jane Lindsay:

Cellist Jane Lindsay is rapidly developing a reputation as an exciting and compelling performer. She has appeared both as soloist and chamber musician at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Cadogan Hall, as well as at major festivals across the UK and Europe.

Jane is also a keen orchestral musician and has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with whom she appeared at the 2014 BBC Proms.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12.22 (including 2% payment handling charge)

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/classical-coffee-mornings/jane-lindsay/default.aspx

Riyad Nicolas | Royal Albert Hall

Classical Coffee Mornings - Riyad Nicolas

  • 26 April 2015 11am-12pm

The Royal Albert Hall has collaborated with our neighbours at the Royal College of Music for this exciting series of concerts. Classical Coffee Mornings give you the chance to listen to outstanding talent from the College at Sunday morning classical recitals in the Hall's Elgar Room. Tickets include a hot drink and a pastry.

Riyad Nicolas:

Riyad Nicolas, “Syria’s leading young pianist” (International Piano Magazine 2012) was born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1989, and has already established himself as a leading figure of his generation on the international performing circuit.

He has performed with many orchestras including the London Chamber Orchestra, Young Musician Symphony Orchestra, Emirate Symphony Orchestra, Syrian National Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the Chamber Orchestra of Aleppo.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12.22 (including 2% payment handling charge)

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/classical-coffee-mornings/Riyad-Nicolas/default.aspx

Celeste | Royal Albert Hall

Celeste

  • 12 May 2015 8-10pm

These five choral scholars have been friends from the age of eight, their voices fused in perfect harmony over the course of more than a decade together. Their performance in the Elgar Room marks the release of their debut album, which includes an a capella rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's choral standard Pie Jesu and a celestial arrangement of John McCrae’s poem In Flanders Field, as well as new arrangements of works by Rachmaninov and Holst, and a vocal adaptation of Charlie Chaplin's Smile from his 1936 movie classic Modern Times.

Having recently signed with Decca, 2014 saw the group perform as special guests with Katherine Jenkins throughout her summer shows and support Russell Watson on his Christmas tour.

This event takes place in the Elgar Room.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£13.75

Website

http://royalalberthall.com/tickets/celeste/default.aspx

Shh...Bang! | Royal Albert Hall

Shh...Bang!

  • 27 May 2015 11-11:50am, 2-2:50pm

"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

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