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Royal Albert Hall

Hire this venue for your own event - it has eight function rooms the largest of which can hold a maximum of 5222 guests and the smallest is ideal for 20.

Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's iconic oval walls. One of London's most versatile venues, it is a favourite of performers from Jose Carreras to Kylie Minogue. The Hall also plays host to the Seniors' tennis circuit. The likes of Becker and McEnroe can be seen bouncing balls off the famous mushrooms on the ceiling. The brainchild of Prince Albert, inspired by the success of the Great Exhibition, the hall first opened in 1871, ten years after the Prince's death. Heavily influenced by ancient amphitheatres and notions of the 'Empire and the arts, the oval structure's terracotta walls are decorated on the outside with a frieze dedicated to "The Triumph of Arts and Sciences". Gas lighting, poor acoustics and old pipe organs have been replaced over the years and the awe-inspiring venue now exists as a testimony to both the architectural and aesthetic achievements of the past and the technological developments of the present - it now features the largest pipe organ in the British Isles. A Grade I listed building, the hall has a capacity of over 5000 and is most consistently packed out during the summer when the Promenade concerts take over. First held here in 1941 when their original venue - the Queen's Hall - was bombed, the Proms remain fantastically popular.

 

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Royal Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraJohn Rutter conducts a programme of seasonal works and carols, with The Purcell Singers and The Temple Church Choir.4th December 2018Tuesday 4th December 2018 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
event  Tuesday 4th December 2018
TIMES  Tuesday 4th December 2018 at 3pm and 7.30pm  PRICING  £20-£70
John Rutter conducts a programme of seasonal works and carols, with The Purcell Singers and The Temple Church Choir.
Father Christmas at the Royal Albert HallFather Christmas at the Royal Albert HallFather Christmas at the Royal Albert HallChildren and their families are taken on an hour long Christmas experience through enchanted spaces within the Royal Albert Hall, guided by magical characters, before meeting the big man himself. There will be games, storytelling and songs and every child will have the chance to meet Father Christmas, sit in his sleigh and receive a present. The gr4th December 2018Monday 24th December 2018 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
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Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
event  Running until Monday 24th December 2018
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Children and their families are taken on an hour long Christmas experience through enchanted spaces within the Royal Albert Hall, guided by magical characters, before meeting the big man himself. There will be games, storytelling and songs and every child will have the chance to meet Father Christmas, sit in his sleigh and receive a present. The gr... More about this event
 
A Christmas Carol - A Live RecitalA Christmas Carol - A Live RecitalCharles Dickens' evergreen seasonal tale is given a musical makeover and performed by The Occasional Choir, violinist Davina Clarke, soprano Tabatha McFadyen, pianist Juliane Gallant and actor and director, Tama Matheson.5th December 2018Wednesday 5th December 2018 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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A Christmas Carol - A Live Recital
event  Wednesday 5th December 2018
TIMES  Wednesday 5th December 2018 - 8pm  PRICING  phone for availability
Charles Dickens' evergreen seasonal tale is given a musical makeover and performed by The Occasional Choir, violinist Davina Clarke, soprano Tabatha McFadyen, pianist Juliane Gallant and actor and director, Tama Matheson.
Christmas Carols With BloodwiseChristmas Carols With BloodwiseA seasonal concert to raise money for the blood cancer charity.11th December 2018Tuesday 11th December 2018 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
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Christmas Carols With Bloodwise
event  Tuesday 11th December 2018
TIMES  Tuesday 11th December 2018 - 7.30pm  PRICING  £12.70-£40.75
A seasonal concert to raise money for the blood cancer charity.
4U - A Symphonic Celebration Of Prince4U - A Symphonic Celebration Of PrinceAhmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots produces and directs a tribute to the iconic American musician.13th December 2018Thursday 13th December 2018 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
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4U - A Symphonic Celebration Of Prince
event  Thursday 13th December 2018
TIMES  Thursday 13th December 2018 - 8pm  PRICING  £58.60
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots produces and directs a tribute to the iconic American musician.
Guy Barker's Big Band ChristmasGuy Barker's Big Band ChristmasGuy Barker's Big Band ChristmasA mixture of jazz classics, unearthed treasures and Christmas oddities that'll put a swing in your step as the festive season kicks off, from Count Basie to Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Louis Prima played by Guy Barker's Big Band, a 40-piece orchestra supplemented by vocal guests. Jazz singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal co-presents th14th December 2018Friday 14th December 2018 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
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Guy Barker's Big Band Christmas
event  Friday 14th December 2018
TIMES  Friday 14th December 2018 - 7.30pm  PRICING  £25-£75
A mixture of jazz classics, unearthed treasures and Christmas oddities that'll put a swing in your step as the festive season kicks off, from Count Basie to Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Louis Prima played by Guy Barker's Big Band, a 40-piece orchestra supplemented by vocal guests. Jazz singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal co-presents th... More about this event
 
Whose Line Is It Anyway?Whose Line Is It Anyway?Whose Line Is It Anyway?The legendary improv show celebrates its 30th birthday with an exclusive run of three festive shows. With Colin Mochrie, Josie Lawrence, Greg Proops, Brad Sherwood, Jeff Davis and musicians Laura Hall and Linda Taylor, who all join original host Clive Anderson. Shaping the landscape of TV comedy when it first appeared on screens in 1988, it went on15th December 2018Sunday 16th December 2018 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Whose Line Is It Anyway?
event  Running from Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 16th December 2018
TIMES  Saturday 15th December 2018 at 9.30pm & Sunday 16th December 2018 at 2pm and 6pm  PRICING  £30-£65
The legendary improv show celebrates its 30th birthday with an exclusive run of three festive shows. With Colin Mochrie, Josie Lawrence, Greg Proops, Brad Sherwood, Jeff Davis and musicians Laura Hall and Linda Taylor, who all join original host Clive Anderson. Shaping the landscape of TV comedy when it first appeared on screens in 1988, it went on... More about this event
 
A Christmas Carol As Told By Jacob Marley (Deceased)A Christmas Carol As Told By Jacob Marley (Deceased)Brother Wolf Theatre relate the classic story from the perspective of Scrooge's late partner.16th December 2018Sunday 16th December 2018 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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A Christmas Carol As Told By Jacob Marley (Deceased)
event  Sunday 16th December 2018
TIMES  Sunday 16th December 2018 - 9.30pm  PRICING  £15
Brother Wolf Theatre relate the classic story from the perspective of Scrooge's late partner.
The BT Christmas Carol ConcertThe BT Christmas Carol ConcertClare Balding and Jake Humphrey present the traditional concert, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Youth Chamber Choir.17th December 2018Monday 17th December 2018 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
On Soon
The BT Christmas Carol Concert
event  Monday 17th December 2018
TIMES  Monday 17th December 2018 - 7.30pm  PRICING  £20-£56
Clare Balding and Jake Humphrey present the traditional concert, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Youth Chamber Choir.
London Community Gospel Choir At ChristmasLondon Community Gospel Choir At ChristmasThe choir performs a selection of gospel tunes and traditional carols.18th December 2018Tuesday 18th December 2018 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
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London Community Gospel Choir At Christmas
event  Tuesday 18th December 2018
TIMES  Tuesday 18th December 2018 - 7.30pm  PRICING  £55.10-£75
The choir performs a selection of gospel tunes and traditional carols.

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Hall

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5222
 

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Auditorium

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Dinner
2000
 

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Gallery

Capacity

Reception
600
 
Dinner
300
 

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Henry Cole Room

Capacity

Reception
32
 
Dinner
20
 

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Lanson Arena Bar

Capacity

Reception
320
 
Dinner
108
 

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Prince Of Wales Room

Capacity

Reception
35
 
Dinner
25
 

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Royal Retiring Room

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Reception
30
 
Dinner
20
 

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West Arena Foyer

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Reception
320
 
Dinner
108
 

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The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently ...More

 

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