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.
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+


£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 -

Suitable for

  • Any age


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


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


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


Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore London.
Greater London



Box Office

0845 401 5034

Press Office

020 7959 0500 Ext 3004

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