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.
Military Wives Choirs logo

Military Wives Choir at the BBC War Horse Prom

  • 3 August 2014 4:30-6pm

A ‘Proms Military Wives Choir’ has been formed for this unique event, made up of ladies from more than 40 of the choirs in our network. Gareth Malone, our Patron will be directing the choir. In a first for the BBC Proms, the choir will also be joined by life-size puppets from the National Theatre’s production of War Horse.

In addition to music from the period, including pieces by Elgar, Holst and Ravel, the Proms Military Wives Choir will give a modern day premiere to the ‘New War Hymn’, written by Sir Henry Wood, founder of the Proms. The piece, which was composed in response to the First World War, was recently discovered in the archive of the Royal Academy of Music.

Admission

£8.94 - £59.64

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/bbc-proms/prom22/default.aspx

Royal Albert Hall in 1913

WW1 CENTENARY TALK - ROYAL ALBERT HALL MEMORIES

  • 4 August 2014 1-2am

Join the Royal Albert Hall's archivists, Liz Harper and Suzanne Keyte, for an inspiring talk about the Hall's important role in the First World War and the impact it had on the Grade I listed building and its people.

From recruitment rallies to the 'Victory Ball – a Procession of Peace' in 1918, the Hall hosted many fundraising and morale-boosting events throughout the war, raising considerable funds for charities involved with the war effort.

Find out more about Albert Rumbelow, the Hall's cleaner, who received the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry; the damage that occurred to this iconic building; the post-war celebration of women's franchise with the suffragettes and why the music of living German composers was banned.

Admission

£3.57 (including all transaction fees of 7p)
£7.14 (including all transaction fees of 14p) for the archive talk and a post-talk tour of the Royal Albert Hall starting at 2.15pm.

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/default/2014-04-08-1300/38708.aspx

Discover the Architecture of the Royal Albert Hall

Discover the Architecture of the Royal Albert Hall

  • 5 August 2014 10-11:30am, 2-3:30pm
  • 6 August 2014 10-11:30am, 2-3:30pm

Come and explore the architecture of one of London's most iconic buildings. Join us for an inside-out tour and make your very own miniature sculpture to take home.

For ages 5 – 11. Not suitable for early years.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£3.50 (Please note tickets for this event are only available over the telephone. Please call our Box Office on 020 7589 8212. Subsidised tickets are also available)

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/discover/architecture/default.aspx

Discover Music from Around the World

Discover Music from Around the World

  • 19 August 2014 10-11:30am, 2-3:30pm
  • 20 August 2014 10-11:30am, 2-3:30pm

From performers from France to music from India, the Royal Albert Hall is proud to present a rich variety of shows. Come and celebrate music and cultures of countries around the world in this creative art workshop.

For ages 5 – 11. Not suitable for early years.

This event takes place in the Royal Albert Hall's Education Room.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£3.50 (Please note tickets for this event are only available over the telephone. Please call our Box Office on 020 7589 8212. Subsidised tickets are also available)

Website

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/discover/world/default.aspx

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