Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP

Address:Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
Map:See Royal Albert Hall on a map
Nearest Station:South Kensington
Link:www.royalalberthall.com

Royal Albert Hall, exterior picture

About: The Royal Albert Hall was first opened in 1871 and has remained central to London's culture ever since. The hall was built for the advancement of science and the Arts and was named after the late Prince Albert- who had died ten years before the halls completion. The building was funded by private individuals and help from the Crown.

The architect in charge of the project was Francis Fowke. The annual Proms season has been held here since 1941. The building is constructed from red brick and terracotta, and was designed around the amphitheatres that the prince had seen on his visits to Europe. A frieze that represents the arts and sciences circles the building. The roof of the Albert hall is made of an iron and glass dome, and offers excellent acoustics.

To date the Albert Hall is used for a variety of functions including concerts, fashion shows and corporate events. Since it first opened more than 150, 000 performances have taken place at the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets for the promenade seasons are difficult to get and must be bought in advance. The Royal Albert Hall is easily accessed via Knightsbridge or Kensington Underground Stations.

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London's best gig venues
The grand dame of London concert venues, The Royal Albert Hall is a class act. All-seater and all style, there is more to the Kensington venue than the classical Proms. Contemporary artists perform from time to time so keep an eye on events listings.

London's Most Opulent Buildings
When Prince Albert came up with the idea for this concert hall he had in mind a lavish, world-class venue inspired by Roman amphitheatres that could seat 30,000. Aside from the capacity (which had to be reduced to a mere 8,000) he got his wishes, albeit posthumously, and when the Royal Albert Hall opened in 1871 it was the biggest structure of its kind in the world.A terracotta frieze that goes all the way round the building shows figures building, dancing, and engaging in other worthy activities; most spectacular is the domed glass ceiling, not the most conducive to good acoustics but a stunning example of typically Victorian iron and glass architecture.


What's On

Feb
11
Thu
Late Night Jazz - Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:45 - 23:30
Admission: 17.50
Feb
12
Fri
Late Night Laughs - Diane Morgan, Matt Winning and host Ed Gamble
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:45 - 23:30
Admission: 15
Feb
13
Sat
Wam Bam Cabaret
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:00 - 23:00
Admission: Standard (including fees): 87.70, VIP (including fees): 118.30.
Feb
13
Sat
Wam Bam Cabaret - Valentine's at the Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London,
Time: Seatings from 18.45, cabaret 21.00
Admission: 15 for standing tickets and show only, 87.70 for show and 3 course dinner, 118.30 for VIP package
Feb
14
Sun
Classical Coffee Morning - Valentine's Day
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 11:00
Admission: 12.50
Feb
14
Sun
Valentine's Day Live Music Brunch
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 12:00
Admission: 31.50 each and 16 for under 12s
Feb
15
Mon
Tarek Abdallah and Adel Shams El Din + Maya Youssef
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 19:45 - 21:15
Admission: Including fees: 17.50
Feb
18
Thu
Late Night Jazz - The Big Shake Up
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:45 - 23:30
Admission: Including fees: 17.50
Feb
25
Thu
Late Night Jazz - Fletch's Brew
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:45 - 23:15
Admission: Including fees: 13.75
Feb
26
Fri
Late Night Laughs - Daphne, Jack Barry and host Ed Gamble
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21.45 - 23.15
Admission: Including fees: 15.00.
Mar
1
Tue
Janis - Little Girl Blue
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Admission: Including Fees: 17.32.
Mar
3
Thu
Late Night Jazz - Gwyneth Herbert and Ned Cartwright
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:45 - 23:15
Admission: Including fees: 13.75
Mar
4
Fri
Late Night Laughs - David Morgan, Jonny Pelham and host Ed Gamble
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21.45 - 23.15
Admission: Including fees: 15.00.
Mar
7
Mon
Silent Films with Live Music: Beggars of Life
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Admission: Including Fees: 19.36.
Starts on
Mar
9
Wed
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark Live
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: Wednesday 9 March: 19:00 Thursday 10 March: 19:00 Saturday 12 March: 14:30 and 19:00
Admission: 28.00 to 73.90
Mar
10
Thu
Late Night Jazz - Jazz at the Movies
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:45 - 23:15
Admission: Including fees: 13.75
Mar
11
Fri
Late Night Laughs - Jarlath Regan, Alex Smith and host Mae Martin
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21.45 - 23.15
Admission: Including fees: 15.00.
Mar
11
Fri
Western Music in Concert
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 19:30 - 22:00
Admission: 22.90 - 73.90
Mar
17
Thu
Mick Flannery
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:45 - 23:15
Admission: Including fees: 16.50
Mar
24
Thu
Late Night Jazz - Digby Fairweather's Half Dozen
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:45 - 23:15
Admission: Including fees: 17.50
Mar
31
Thu
Late Night Jazz - Renato D'Aiello Sextet plays Horace Silver
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:45 - 23:15
Admission: 13.75
Apr
8
Fri
Late Night Laughs - Matt Forde, Luke McQueen and host Ed Gamble
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:45 - 23:15
Admission: Including Fees: 15.
Apr
28
Thu
Late Night Jazz - Heidi Vogel
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:45 - 23:15
Admission: Including fees: 13.75
Apr
29
Fri
Late Night Laughs - Phil Nichol, Carl Hutchinson and host Mae Martin
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:45 - 23:15
Admission: Including Fees: 15
May
4
Wed
Sarah Neufeld
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 20:30 - 22:00
Admission: Including Fees: 17.83


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