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  • Address:

    Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore
    SW7 2AP

  • Venue phone:

    020 7589 8212, bookings 020 7907 7071

  • Venue website:

    www.royalalberthall.com

  • Opening hours:

    Tours run daily 10.30am-4.30pm (Apr-Oct), 10.30am-3.30pm (Nov-Mar)

  • Transport:

    Tube: South Kensington

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Bryan Ferry

Pop and rock

The Roxy Music main man turned pop balladeer straps himself into his lounge suit and brings his distinctive croon to bear on a clutch of classics. In his current set list, Roxy tracks including 'Do the Strand' and 'Editions of You' rub shoulders with...

Bryan Ferry
  1. Mon Jun 1 2015
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £35-£55
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Chris De Burgh

Pop, Singer-songwriter

They both went to the same public school, but Nick Drake wouldn't let Chris De Burgh join his band because Chris was 'too short'. Just imagine: in another world, Chris could have been the tortured, dead genius and Nick could be here peddling MOR schlock...

Chris De Burgh
  1. Mon May 11 2015
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £40-£55
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Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

Circuses, West End

  • Rating: 3/5

This review is of the 2013 run of 'Kooza'. Monolithic Canadian circus institution Cirque du Soleil's latest UK premiere is billed as an attempt to get back to its roots, to reconnect with the clowning, acrobatics and 'profound craziness' that informed...

Cirque du Soleil: Kooza
  1. Wed Jan 7 2015 – Sun Feb 8 2015
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £37.50-£95, £27.50-85. Runs 3hrs
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Classical Spectacular

Things to do, Classical and opera

Impresario Raymond Gubbay presents an all-you-can-eat menu of classical favourites: 'Nessun Dorma', 'Rule, Britannia!'; 'Land of Hope and Glory'; '1812 Overture' and many more, courtesy of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Choral Society under...

  1. Thu Nov 20 – Sun Nov 23
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £27.49-£66.25
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Cliff Richard

Pop, Vintage and oldies, Rock 'n' roll

The perma-tanned, chart-obsessed professional Christian born Harry Webb is back, celebrating his seventy-fifth birthday with an Albert Hall residency that'll be chock full of hits (and probably a few misses) from his 55-year-long career. Prepare for the...

Cliff Richard
  1. Mon Oct 12 2015 – Sat Oct 17 2015
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £45-£85
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Damon Albarn

Indie rock

  • Critics' choice

The multitalented Blur and Gorillaz man, Africa Express instigator and all-round melancholy musical geezer goes solo, performing songs from the first Damon Albarn album 'Everyday Robots'. Apart from a couple of small launch shows earlier this year, these...

Damon Albarn
  1. Sat Nov 15 – Sun Nov 16
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £30-£67
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Daniel Sloss – Really?!

Stand-up, Solo shows

23-year-old Scottish comic Daniel Sloss is back on tour, stopping off at the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room. The young lad is a scarily accomplished observational comic, and still playing up his youth, describing himself as 'half man/half X-Box'.

Daniel Sloss – Really?!
  1. Fri Dec 5 – Sat Dec 6
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £16.81
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Devin Townsend Project

Metal, Hard rock

The cult Canadian prog-metal impresario leads his current band through 20 eclectic years of fiddly music, constructing a thrashing wall of sound around his faithful London fans.

Devin Townsend Project
  1. Mon Apr 13 2015
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £20-£50
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Don McLean

Pop, Classic rock, Singer-songwriter

Seasoned troubadour and Mr 'American Pie' brings his classic rock and pop sound to his devoted fans, celebrating 40 years in the biz.

Don McLean
  1. Tue May 19 2015
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £tba
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Eric Clapton

Classic rock, Rock 'n' roll, Blues

  • Critics' choice

Slowhand returns for four nights of gruff blues-rock classics, to celebrate his seventieth birthday and 50 years since the first of his umpteen appearances at the Albert Hall. 'Clapton is God' was the slogan back in the ’60s, and although he's far from...

Eric Clapton
  1. Thu May 14 2015 – Mon May 18 2015
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £tba
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lee miles

I agee the AH is not the best for sound although its better than it used to be before the hanging baffles were installed . However nothing in london has the same atmosphere as the Albert Hall it seems to have a buzz all its own with a unique feel of closeness to the action that no concert hall i have been can match. Imho the greatest concert venue in the world dispite any accustic failings.

Amie McBye

It was a dark Halloween night last Thursday that I found myself sat at the Albert Hall waiting for the emergence of former Led Zeppelin front-man Robert Plant. The audience were excitable in anticipation, and thankfully there was nothing gloomy about the performance. Rivalling Brain May for the best hair in rock, Plant appeared ready to have a fine time. The wonderfully gifted voice that Plant has possessed since the ‘60s was in fine form, having matured with age and showcasing rich tones that blended so well with the mix of rock, blues and African rhythms vibrating around the hall to much applause. The appearance of the Gambian musician Juldeh Camara added to the layers of high quality musicianship that the band (which featured musicians from Bristol and Liverpool) had in droves. A friend had told me that he had seen Plant play on tour with Alison Krauss last year and that he looked tired and thought that he may be finding it hard to keep up. I have to say the opposite was true here; it is possible that Plant’s decision to not make another album with Krauss after all their success (winning 5 Grammys for their album ‘Raising Sand’ as well as much acclaim)and instead pursue working on something different to keep music fresh and interesting for him seemed to be paying off. While a lot of his peers look tired and worn with their best days behind them, he looked fitter and stronger than he has in the last few years and he was flying around the stage, throwing the microphone around with ease and prowling around with an unbelievably menacing presence; and who wouldn’t feel 10 feet tall with such a remarkable voice? I could have closed my eyes and believed that the man on stage was the Plant of old not a man of pensionable age. He seems to be enjoying the aging process (‘I can travel for free now’) as well as the music more than ever. ‘This is an invigorating time for me’. Quite. The quality of the band was obviously helping to keep him on his toes and he looked to be having the time of his life, and wonderfully, so were we. With the music ranging from old blues classics to Led Zeppelin numbers (which were met with roars of approval), it all blended in together beautifully. ‘Whole Lotta Love’ , ‘What Is and What Should Never Be’ and other classics went down a storm and Plant looked like he could continue all night. Despite finishing at 10 minutes past midnight (leaving most struggling to make the last tube home) I think we would have all quite happily stayed all night for a lock in. Greedy yes, but it truly would have been heavenly. Trick or treat? Treat definitely. A really thrilling night out. Rating; 10/10