Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore London.
0845 401 5034
020 7959 0500 Ext 3004
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.
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Opening times vary according to performances.
Tour charges are as follows:
Adult - £8
Children - Free (with 1 paying adult)
Seniors - £7
Students - £7
Disabled - £5
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
- Any age
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.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
- 13 November 2014 7:30-9:15pm
Royal Albert Hall and Apollo Digital present a screening of absolute pleasure!
Relive Richard O'Brien's sinfully twisted salute to horror, sci-fi, b-movies and rock music - a 'sensual daydream to treasure forever' - starring Tim Curry (in his classic gender-bending performance), Barry Bostwick, and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon.
Do the 'Time Warp' and sing 'Hot Patootie' with Meatloaf again...and again...and again. A night of fun, frolics and frivolity!
£14.74 - £28.00 (including all transaction and card handling fees)
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)
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.