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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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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Indie rock, Rock 'n' roll, Psych and garage rock

  • Critics' choice

With Oasis now a distant memory, Gallagher senior has well and truly taken flight with his High Flying Birds. As you might expect, there are lots of ’60s-leaning, jangly pop and psychedelia-inspired moments to enjoy and sing along to, but with his sky-high...

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
  1. Sat Mar 28
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £35-£71
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Paul Weller

Pop, Soul, New wave and post-punk, Britpop

  • Critics' choice

Still nattily dressed and crowned by a magnificently unfashionable haircut, the Modfather returns to London for more sweaty soul-pop and rock (and a few Jam classics to please the faithful). The occasion here is a charity gig for Teenage Cancer Trust,...

Paul Weller
  1. Fri Mar 27
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £25-£100
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Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia

Classic rock, Orchestral music

The Who's chief arm-swinger keeps messing around with his band's back catalogue, and this time he's revisited 1973's mod rock opera 'Quadrophenia' and rescored it all for orchestra. Alfie Boe takes on Roger Daltrey's vocal parts, which seems a bit off...

Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia
  1. Sun Jul 5
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £35-£80
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Rodriguez

Rock 'n' roll, Folk

  • Critics' choice

Headlining singer-songwriter Sixto Diaz Rodriguez – to whom the overused word 'legendary' truly applies – makes a rare visit to London. A Detroit native who dropped out of the music industry in the ’70s after releasing two albums (now considered lost...

Rodriguez

Back to the Future

Rating: 5/5

Teenager Marty McFly's dad is a hideous wimp, his mother a dipso, so he befriends mad scientist Dr. Brown (Lloyd). In a DeLorean time machine they travel back to 1955, the year his parents met in high school. But at that age, mom rather fancies her o...

  • Sat Jul 4:

    • 14:30
  • Sun Jul 5:

    • 07:00

The Godfather

An everyday story of Mafia folk, incorporating a severed horse's head in the bed and a number of heartwarming family occasions, as well as pointers on how not to behave in your local trattoria (i.e. blasting the brains of your co-diners out all over...

  • Mon Nov 2:

    • 19:30

Titanic

Cost: well over $200m. Disregarding the ethics of such expenditure on a film, this unprecedented extravagance has not resulted in sophisticated or even very satisfying storytelling (11 Oscars notwithstanding). The main problem concerns characterisati...

  • Mon Apr 27:

    • 19:00

Disney In Concert: Alice In Wonderland Featuring The Music Of Danny Elfman

Experience Tim Burton's Academy Award-winning Alice in Wonderland on the big screen in the glorious surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall, with Danny Elfman's magical score being performed simultaneously by a live orchestra and choir.

  • Sat Dec 12:

    • 04:30
    • 07:00

Breakfast At Tiffany's + Live Musical Accompaniment

Holly Golightly is a desperately lonely socialite living in New York, who is searching rather forlornly for a rich, older husband. Her restrictive outlook on life is forever changed when she meets her new neighbour Paul Varjak, an aspiring author and...

  • Fri Jun 12:

    • 19:30
  • Sat Jun 13:

    • 14:30
    • 19:30

Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition

Things to do, Photography

  • Free

The annual RPS International Print Exhibition has been running ever since 1854 and is the longest standing exhibition of its kind. The show covers all styles of photography from documentary to portraiture, natural history and everything in between. The...

  1. Thu Feb 5 – Sat Feb 14
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. Free
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Stereophonics

Pop and rock

The wildly successful Welsh rockers, led by raspy sex symbol Kelly Jones, play a greatest-hits set of blues-ish indie for Teenage Cancer Trust. They may be bang in the middle of the road, but at least they're travelling fast.

Stereophonics
  1. Mon Mar 23
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £29.50-£79.50
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Teenage Cancer Trust – An Evening of Comedy Hosted by Kevin Bridges

Big-name talent, Stand-up

Celebrating well over a decade of music and comedy at the Royal Albert Hall, this year's Teenage Cancer Trust Comedy Night features another bound-to-be-superstar-name line-up, hosted by the Scottish wunderkind Kevin Bridges. The rest of the bill is T...

Teenage Cancer Trust – An Evening of Comedy Hosted by Kevin Bridges
  1. Tue Mar 24
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £TBC On Sale 9am Fri Jan 30
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Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga

Pop and rock, American songbook, Show tunes, Mainstream jazz, Swing

  • Critics' choice

Bennett! Gaga! Together on one stage! Yes, the veteran crooner (who's found fame with a new young audience in recent years) teams up with the eccentric pop icon herself for a session in the grand setting of the Albert Hall. Though they may seem an unlikely...

Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga
  1. Mon Jun 8 – Tue Jun 9
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £45-£130
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Van Morrison

Jazz and experimental, Pop and rock

  • Critics' choice

The most recent recordings by the legendary Celtic soul mystic have flitted between big band jazz, R&B, skiffle and folk, but on stage nowadays he’s been dipping deep into the blues as well as raiding his deep, deep discography (including cuts from his...

Van Morrison
  1. Wed Mar 25
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £25-£150
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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