Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP

Royal Albert Hall, exterior picture

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

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

Oct
18
Wed
Classic Album Sundays: The The’s Matt Johnson on Film Scores
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 19.00
Admission: £18.50
Oct
19
Thu
Late Night Jazz – Mad About Movies: The Story of the Hollywood Musical
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:30
Admission: £16.50
Oct
20
Fri
Michael Giacchino at 50: A Gala Celebration
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 19.30
Admission: £29-75
Oct
20
Fri
Soundtrack Silent Disco
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 22.00
Admission: £16
Starts on
Oct
21
Sat
Jaws in Concert
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 14:00, 14:30, 16:30, 17:30
Admission: £30-75
Starts on
Oct
21
Sat
Jaws in Concert
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 14.00, 14.30, 18.30 & 19.00 Each performance last approximately 2hrs35mins
Admission: £30-£75
Oct
21
Sat
The Royal Albert Hall Film Quiz
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 22:30
Admission: £5
Oct
24
Tue
James Horner: A Life in Music
The Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, London
Time: 19.30 (doors 18.45)
Admission: Tickets from £25 - £70 purchasable in advance
Oct
25
Wed
My Great Orchestral Adventure
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 13:00, 16:30
Admission: Starting at £15
Oct
25
Wed
Opera and the Silver Screen
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 20.00
Admission: £19.50
Oct
26
Thu
Late Night Jazz – Kokoroko
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:30
Admission: £15, standing tickets £8.50
Oct
26
Thu
The Addams Family in Concert
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 15:30
Admission: £25-55
Oct
27
Fri
Comedians Cinema Club
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21.30
Admission: £15
Oct
29
Sun
Classical Coffee Mornings - Nova Guitar Duo
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 11am
Admission: £12.50
Nov
2
Thu
Murder on the Orient Express - London Film Premiere
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: Celebs likely to arrive from 5:15pm but crowds may gather from midday
Admission: Ticket only but free to watch stars on the red carpet
Nov
5
Sun
Classical Coffee Mornings - Dovedale Duo
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 11am
Admission: £12.50
Nov
5
Sun
Live Music Brunch – The Silver Ghosts
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 12noon
Admission: £30.50
Nov
5
Sun
Dance Proms
Royal Albert Hall
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Admission: Adults - £10.15 to £39.22 Under 16 - £8.88 to £33.10
Nov
12
Sun
Live Music Brunch – Hetty and the Jazzato Band
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 12noon
Admission: £30.50
Nov
14
Tue
London Jazz Festival: Michele Drees Jazz Tap Project
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 20:00
Admission: £15
Nov
15
Wed
London Jazz Festival: Daniel Casimir
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 20:00
Admission: £15
Nov
16
Thu
Late Night Jazz – William Blake Klezmatrix Band feat Michael Horovitz
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:30
Admission: £15, standing tickets £8.50
Nov
23
Thu
Late Night Jazz – Blues and Roots Ensemble
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:30
Admission: £15
Nov
26
Sun
Classical Coffee Mornings - Vincent Ling
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 11am
Admission: £12.50
Nov
26
Sun
Live Music Brunch – Benoit Viellefons Hot Club Quartet
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 12noon
Admission: £30.50
Dec
10
Sun
Classical Coffee Mornings - Timothee Botbol
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 11am
Admission: £12.50
Dec
10
Sun
Live Music Brunch – Oriana & the Charmers
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 12noon
Admission: £30.50
Dec
14
Thu
Jazz at the Movies: A Swinging Christmas
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Time: 21:30
Admission: £18


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