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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 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.
Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna to Royal Albert Hall KensingtonCirque du Soleil is back at the Royal Albert Hall with a re-run of the latest show, Amaluna.
Russell Howard -- Round The World Tour 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.
Titanic — on a big screen with a live score Royal Albert Hall KensingtonThe Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet weepy, "Titanic", will be shown at the Royal Albert Hall alongside a live score.
Alison Balsom and friends — at the Royal Albert Hall 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.
Lang Lang playing Albeniz, Debussy, Liszt 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.
Mike + The Mechanics -- Word of Mouth Tour Royal Albert Hall KensingtonMike & The Mechanics are returning to the Royal Albert Hall in March on their "Word of Mouth Tour".
The Who — playing an acoustic version of Tommy 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.
The Music of James Bond — at the Royal Albert Hall Royal Albert Hall KensingtonThe Royal Albert Hall will be performing some of the best James Bond movie tunes from the last fifty years.
Caro Emerald — The Emerald Island Tour Royal Albert Hall KensingtonCaro Emerald is coming to the Royal Albert Hall for one night in April, on 'The Emerald Island Tour'.
Rick 'Never Gonna Give You Up' Astley 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.
Handel's "Messiah" on Good Friday Royal Albert Hall KensingtonEvery Good Friday without fail, the Royal Choral Society gives a performance of Handel's "Messiah" at the Royal Albert Hall.
Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo (The Gipsy Kings) 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.
Symfunny — A night of music and laughs Royal Albert Hall KensingtonJack Dee has signed up to appear at Symfunny -- a charity night of music and laughs at the Royal Albert Hall.
Joe Bonamassa, 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.
Film Music Gala — Lights! Camera! Action! 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'.
The Bootleg Beatles — 50 Years of Sgt. Pepper Royal Albert Hall KensingtonThe Bootleg Beatles will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of 'Sgt Pepper', by playing the entire album in its entirety.
Phil Collins -- Not Dead Yet Tour 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.
Space Spectacular: Theme tunes from the movies 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.
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