Royal Albert Hall

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Royal Albert Hall is located at: Kensington Gore, Kensington,
London SW7 2AP
You can contact Royal Albert Hall on Work +44 (0) 207 589 8212
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The Royal Albert Hall was built with profits from the Great Exhibition, and commemorated the death of Prince Albert in 1861. Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone in 1867, and opened it four years later on the 29th March 1871.

The building was designed by Captain Francis Fowke and Henry Darracott, but problems with the acoustics led to it being labelled less than suitable for music – a terrible echo from the domed roof led to a famous joke: The Royal Albert Hall is the only place where a British composer can be sure of hearing his work twice. The problem was eventually solved in 1969, when a series of large fibreglass discs were suspended from the roof.

The Proms concerts

The most famous event held at London’s Albert Hall are the Sir Henry Wood Promenade Concerts – or The Proms. They were originally held in the Queen’s Hall on South Bank, until the Germans bombed it in 1941. They then transferred to the Royal Albert Hall and rose in popularity.

They are held for seven weeks every summer when visiting orchestras, famous soloists and conductors join in with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The famous ‘last night’ is a typically rowdy affair, with bombastic classical pieces and nationalistic roof-busters.

  • Dr John – “The last time I went to the royal albert hall was to see some benjamin britten at the proms, which was top notch, as always. We only have the cheap seats up in the Circle which is only 15 quid for me and my wife, but you get a great view up there where you can see the whole orchestra from back to front, and I prefer it to downstairs.”
  • pamHMRC – “One my christmas must-dos is a visit to the royal albert hall for one of the christmas carols by candlelight concerts. They are truly magical, with everyone dressed up in period costume and the wonderful arena lit with flickering flames. I have never been to the proms, but I am determined to go this year. One word of advice that I wil give you, though.. If you are seated on the flat centre part of the hall then try not to sit near the back. I have made that mistake before, and becuase the floor is not sloped towards the stage (like they are in cinemas) the people at the back have a very poor view of what is going on. So I much prefer sitting upstairs or at one of the sides.”

> Events at Royal Albert Hall

   to Royal Albert Hall KensingtonCirque du Soleil is back at the Royal Albert Hall with a re-run of the latest show, Amaluna.

   to Royal Albert Hall KensingtonRussell Howard's "Round The World" tour will be his first in three years, and includes a ten night run at the Royal Albert Hall.

   Royal Albert Hall KensingtonThe Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet weepy, "Titanic", will be shown at the Royal Albert Hall alongside a live score.

   Royal Albert Hall KensingtonClassic BRIT winner, Alison Balsom, will be playing some baroque music in a special one off show at the Royal Albert Hall.

   to Royal Albert Hall KensingtonLang Lang will be playing 'in the round' at the Royal Albert Hall, performing works by Albeniz, Debussy, Granados and Liszt.

   Royal Albert Hall KensingtonMike & The Mechanics are returning to the Royal Albert Hall in March on their "Word of Mouth Tour".

   to Royal Albert Hall KensingtonThe Who will be playing a new acoustic version of 'Tommy' at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

   Royal Albert Hall KensingtonThe Royal Albert Hall will be performing some of the best James Bond movie tunes from the last fifty years.

   Royal Albert Hall KensingtonCaro Emerald is coming to the Royal Albert Hall for one night in April, on 'The Emerald Island Tour'.

   Royal Albert Hall Kensington80s pop star Rick 'Never Gonna Give You Up' Astley will be coming to the Royal Albert Hall for one night in April.

   Royal Albert Hall KensingtonEvery Good Friday without fail, the Royal Choral Society gives a performance of Handel's "Messiah" at the Royal Albert Hall.

   Royal Albert Hall KensingtonThe Gipsy Kings, featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, will be coming to London for a show at the Royal Albert Hall.

   Royal Albert Hall KensingtonJack Dee has signed up to appear at Symfunny -- a charity night of music and laughs at the Royal Albert Hall.

   to Royal Albert Hall KensingtonJoe Bonamassa will be playing a couple of nights at the Royal Albert Hall in April, to support his latest album.

   Royal Albert Hall KensingtonThis concert will feature some of the best-loved film scores, including 'Star Wars', 'Harry Potter' and 'The Lord of the Rings'.

   Royal Albert Hall KensingtonThe Bootleg Beatles will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of 'Sgt Pepper', by playing the entire album in its entirety.

   to Royal Albert Hall KensingtonPhil Collins will be playing one of the most eagerly awaited shows in years, when he plays five nights at the Royal Albert Hall.

   to Royal Albert Hall KensingtonEnjoy a Space Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall, when they combine a light show with theme tunes from the movies.

If you like Royal Albert Hall, then you might also like…

> Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House hosts many major productions. It is also home to the Royal Ballet.
> Cadogan Hall Cadogan Hall near Sloane Square is one of London’s best venues for classical music.
> Royal Festival Hall Royal Festival Hall is one of London’s main concert venues, and is part of the Southbank Centre.

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