Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore London.
Greater London



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.
Illuminating Atoms | Royal Albert Hall

Exhibition: Illuminating Atoms

  • 15 — 16 November 2014 10am-4pm
  • 29 November 2014 10am-4pm

To celebrate the International Year of Crystallography, Illuminating Atoms presents a selection of photographs by Max Alexander portraying the inspirational work of crystallographers. Through portrait and documentary photography, Max shows us the life of scientists at the cutting edge of discovery, including some of the world class facilities they use.

Crystallography reveals the atomic structure of materials from minerals to viruses, and it underpins many of the biggest scientific discoveries of the past 100 years, including the chemical structures of antibiotics and DNA. This is Max Alexander's second exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall, the first being Explorers of the Universe in 2009.

As part of the exhibition we are also presenting a talk and Q&A, How Crystallography Changed the World on Sunday 9 November.

The exhibition can be viewed when attending performances or on the following free open days:

Saturday 15 November 10am - 4pm
Sunday 16 November 10am - 4pm
Sunday 29 November 10am - 4pm

Suitable for

  • Any age


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 presents To Infinity and Beyond

Albert’s Band presents To Infinity and Beyond

  • 25 October 2014 12-1pm, 2:30-3:30pm

Join the Royal Albert Hall's resident education and outreach ensemble for an intergalactic musical journey featuring music associated with Space. Led by our very own rocket man Kevin Hathway this interactive family concert will be packed full of fun for all ages with a special area reserved at the front for children to get close to the action.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13


Child: £5.08, Adult: £8.14 (including all transaction and card handling fees)


Blues Storytelling for Families

Blues Storytelling for Families

  • 28 October 2014 10-10:40am
  • 30 October 2014 10-10:40am

From the depths of South America to the Royal Albert Hall join us this half-term to discover the journey of Blues music in this magical interactive storytelling workshop with Paul Rubinstein, Storyteller and Music Facilitator.

For ages 5 – 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult and both children and adults need to purchase tickets.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10




Souad Massi | Royal Albert Hall

Nour Festival: Souad Massi

  • 2 November 2014 7-10pm

Algerian singer-songwriter and guitarist Souad Massi performs in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room as part of the Nour Festival, celebrating Middle Eastern and North African culture and arts.

In June 2001, she released her solo debut album, Raoui ("Storyteller"). The album became a critical and commercial success in France. The following year, she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards. In 2003, she released her second album, Deb ("Heartbroken"). The album's lyrics were more personal, rather than political, and it became one of the most successful North African albums worldwide. 2010 saw the release of her fourth and latest studio album Ô Houria. It features Paul Weller on piano and vocals on its closing song.




Mashrou Leila | Royal Albert Hall

Nour Festival: Mashrou Leila

  • 15 November 2014 8:15-10:30pm

Mashrou Leila, meaning 'A Night's Project', is a Lebanese five-member alternative indie band. The band has released three studio albums, Mashrou' Leila (2008), El Hal Romancy (2011), an EP, and Raasük (2013). Shortly after the release of their first album, the band burst into the spotlight of the Lebanese music mainstream when they headlined the Byblos International Festival. The concert was one of the most anticipated events of the summer and was attended by scores of fans as well as the Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri. On April 6 of this year, Mashrou' Leila became the first first Middle Eastern artist to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

This show is part of the Nour Festival celebrating Middle Eastern and North African culture and arts.


£15.79 (including all transaction and card handling fees)


David Arnold | Royal Albert Hall

BAFTA Conversations with Screen Composers: David Arnold, supported by Avid

  • 2 December 2014 7-9pm

BAFTA-nominated and Grammy Award-winning composer David Arnold is best known for scoring five Bond films including Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

David’s scores can be found across film, television and the stage. His work on the hit television drama Sherlock with co-composer Michael Price, earned them both a BAFTA-nomination as well as a Primetime Emmy Award and three consecutive Primetime Emmy- nominations. This event aims to provide an in-depth look into the creative process of composition and will include a live musical element.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+