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 ticketing.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

How to get to Royal Festival Hall

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Beethoven's "Fidelio" -- by the London Philharmonic   

Mozart and Bruckner -- Philharmonia Orchestra   

> See all events at Royal Festival Hall

 

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.

 
  •  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 London Philharmonic will be performing Beethoven's "Fidelio" at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing music by Mozart and Bruckner at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe London Philharmonic will be playing music by Kancheli, Martinu and Vaughan Williams at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Mozart Festival Orchestra will be performing some of Mozart's greatest masterpieces at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe London Philharmonic will be playing music by Jean-Fery Rebel, Milhaud and John Adams at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe St Petersburg Philharmonic will be playing music by Khachaturian, Prokofiev and Shostakovich at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Royal Festival Hall will be showing the Daniel Day Lewis movie "There Will Be Blood" alongside a live performance of the score.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankMitsuko Uchida will be playing a selection of classical works by Mozart and Schumann at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing music by Haydn, Beethoven and Carl Nielsen at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankOrganist Robert Quinney will be playing a selection of classical music by Bach at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe London Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing Joseph Haydn's "The Creation" at the Royal Festival Hall.

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

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankLong Yu and the Philharmonia Orchestra will be celebrating the Chinese New Year at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Haydn, Poulenc, Ligeti and Strauss at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Philip Glass, Kernis, Ives and Adams at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing music by William Walton, Elgar and Vaughan Williams at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankSee David Lean's "Brief Encounter" on a big screen at the Royal Festival Hall, alongside a live performance of the soundtrack.

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

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

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

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Denisov, Berg and Shostakovich at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing music by Beethoven, Strauss and Tansy Davies at the Royal Festival Hall.

   Royal Festival Hall SouthbankThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" at the 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.

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

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

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