Royal Festival Hall

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Royal Festival Hall address and telephone

Address:
Royal Festival Hall is located at: Belvedere Road, Southbank,
London SE1
England
Telephone:
You can contact Royal Festival Hall on Work +44 (0) 844 875 0073
Website:
The Royal Festival Hall website can be visited at www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Royal Festival Hall opening times and ticket price

Opening hours:
Royal Festival Hall is open to the public from: 10 AM to 11 PM
Visiting hours are subject to change, and may not apply on public holidays. Always reconfirm whether it’s open to visitors before making plans to visit Royal Festival Hall

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 Royal Festival Hall Southbank

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The Royal Festival Hall is the main concert venue in London’s Southbank Centre.

Classical music recitals are always on the agenda, with regular performances by the Philharmonic and London Philharmonic. You can also find many jazz, ballet and world music pieces.

History of the Royal Festival Hall

The building was opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain complex. The stark exterior has been much derided by architects, but the spacious interior houses a 3,000 seat auditorium.

 
  • pwyn – “If you are into classical music, then there are only five places worth going to in London. The royal opera house is number 1, and the royal albert hall is number 2. This comes in at number 3. (Barbican hall and cadogan hall are 4 and 5). The standard of music at the royal festival hall is world class and certainly on a par with the first 2, but it lacks a certain something. I think it's because of the building. It is little more than a concrete box with cold wood panel walls. Contrast and compare that with the royal albert hall, which seems so lovely before you even step inside. It is difficult to love the royal festival hall in the same way. But luckily the music more than makes up for that.”
  •  Guest – “We attended ray davies' concert at the royal festival hall on Sunday 19th December 2010. This was the first time that we had seen a concert here, usually favouring the roayl albert, but were immediately impressed - we had seats in a box 9 which offered an interesting side view of the stage, comfortable seats with legroom and impressive sound. Those of us who enjoy ray's music knew what to expect from his set list although the omission of "lola" was a little disappointing. Excellent songs served up with ray's usual between song banter made for a very enjoyable evening. Thanks ray!.”
  •  Guest – “My family and I have been going to the rfh since they were children, eg. Saturday morning robert mayer childrens concerts, and they are now in their thirties. It is a regular venue for us and now the grandchildren are going; I have taken the three year-old to great two concerts so far, eg. An orchestral "peter and the wolf". I recently saw a unique concert - lang lang with one hundred young pianists on fifty steinways. All these memories fill the hall with atmosphere. For those visiting for the first time, it has a wonderful position right on the riverside, surrounded by history with great views, three other concert halls, around it and, in the summer, a fun-filled water-sculpture. Inside, the hall has different spaces, usually occupied with interesting exhibits, a good cafe, restaurant and an area in which there are regular free concerts anyone can attend just be walking in. The concert hall itself has rec”

> Events at Royal Festival Hall

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Royal Philharmonic will be playing music by Copland, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing music by Ravel, Manuel de Falla and Stravinsky at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe London Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing Penderecki's "St Luke Passion" at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Dvorak and Tchiakovsky at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo will be playing music by Takemitsu and Mahler at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Royal Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Berlioz, Prokofiev and Grieg at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Prokofiev and Rachmaninov at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Gavin Bryars and Steve Reich at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Schubert, Mozart and Elgar at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Beethoven at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be playing music by Beethoven and Haydn at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe London Philharmonic will be playing music by Magnus Lindberg and Anton Bruckner at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Brahms at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Mozart and Richard Strauss at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankDan Ludford-Thomas will be conducting JS Bach's "Mass in B minor" at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Bach Choir and Florilegium will be performing JS Bach's "St Matthew Passion" at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing music by Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Thomas Tallis and Gustav Mahler at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Duet Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing some music by Dvorak, Prokofiev and Mahler at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Bach Choir will be performing Verdi's "Requiem" at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be playing music by Mozart and Haydn at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Royal Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Ravel, Prokofiev and Dvorak at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Elgar, Smetana and Holst at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Richard Wagner and Bruckner at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Bach, Hindemith, Wagner and Strauss at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankJoin the London Concert Orchestra for the flag-waving "Last Night of the Spring Proms" at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Royal Festival Hall is putting on an afternoon of music and dance to celebrate the work of Frank Sinatra.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Pott, Elgar and Brahms at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Debussy and Pierre Boulez at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Magnus Lindberg and Beethoven at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankMarin Alsop will be conducting some music by Ravel, Stravinsky and Turnage at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Bartok and Mahler at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Orchestra of Santa Cecilia will be playing music by Rossini, Tchaikovsky and Respighi at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Glenn Miller Orchestra will be playing some wartime favourites by Gershwin and Glenn Miller at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankEnjoy an evening of songs taken from some of our best-loved West End musicals at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Duet Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing some music by Gershwin and Walton at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Budapest Festival Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Bartok at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Brahms and Beethoven at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankAmerican pianist Richard Goode will be playing a selection of Beethoven's sonatas at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Ligeti, Bartok and Mahler at the Royal Festival Hall.

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

> Cadogan Hall Cadogan Hall near Sloane Square is one of London’s best venues for classical music.
> Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall, famous for the Proms, was built to commemorate the death of Prince Albert.
> Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House hosts many major productions. It is also home to the Royal Ballet.
> London Coliseum The London Coliseum is home to both the English National Opera and the Royal Festival Ballet.
 

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