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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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  1. Mon Jul 28
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  3. £10 & £12, disabled/under 18s £5 & £6
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Prom 7: Shostakovich, Bartok & Tavener

Orchestral music

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With the recent demise of British composer Sir John Tavener, there will be few chances to catch posthumous world premieres such as this. ‘Gnosis’ is performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra under Jirí Belohlávek, with mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly. The orchestra...

  1. Wed Jul 23
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  3. £7.50-£34, disabled/under 18s £3.75-£17
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Prom 26: Shostakovich & Berio

Classical and opera

  1. Tue Aug 5
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  3. £11.19-£44.34, disabled/under 18s £6.35-...
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  1. Thu Aug 14
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  1. Tue Aug 12
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  1. Fri Sep 5
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  3. £18-£68, disabled/under 18s £12-£34
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  1. Mon Sep 8
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  3. £14-£18, disabled/under 18s £7-£9
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Proms 42: Lest We Forget

Orchestral music

Andrew Manze conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to perform Stephan's Music For Orchestra, Kelly's Elegy For Strings, In Memoriam Rupert Brooke, Butterworth's Six Songs From ' A Shropshire Lad' and Vaughan Williams's Pastoral Symphony. With tenor...

  1. Sun Aug 17
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Prom 37: Steve Reich

Classical and opera

  1. Wed Aug 13
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Prom 59: Strauss - Elektra

German opera

Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Singers in a performance of Strauss' dramatic opera Elektra. Sung in German.

  1. Sun Aug 31
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  3. £9.50-£46
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Prom 58: Strauss - Salome

German opera

Donald Runnicles conducts the opera company in a performance of R Strauss' Salome. Sung in German.

  1. Sat Aug 30
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  1. Thu Aug 7
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  1. Tue Aug 19
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  1. Wed Aug 27
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  3. £7.50-£34, disabled/under 18s £3.75-£17
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Prom 21: The John Wilson Orchestra - Kiss Me, Kate

Show tunes, Music

John Wilson conducts Porter's Kiss Me Kate.

  1. Sat Aug 2
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  3. £19.86-£70.86, disabled/under 18s £13.74...
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Prom 25: The Tallis Scholars Sings Tavener

Choral

Peter Phillips conducts Tavener's Ikon Of Light and Requiem Fragments.

  1. Mon Aug 4
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Prom 36: Vaughan Williams & Alwyn

Orchestral music

Sakari Oramo, conducts Vaughan Williams's The Wasps Overture, The Lark Ascending and his Job, A Masque For Dancing, plus Alwyn's Symphony No 1, with Janine Jansen, violin.

  1. Wed Aug 13
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Prom 22: War Horse Prom

Orchestral music

David Charles Abell conducts Bridge's Summer, Elgar's Two Partsongs, The Snow, Holst's Ave Maria, Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead, excerpts from Ravel's Le Tombeau De Couperin and Adrian Sutton's War Horse Suite.

  1. Sun Aug 3
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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...

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The Godfather Live

Things to do

The Royal Albert Hall is gearing up to host the world premiere of The Godfather Live. Francis Ford Coppola's three times Academy Award winning masterpiece, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, will be shown on the big screen whilst conductor Justin Freer...

The Godfather Live
  1. Mon Dec 8
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  3. £17.80-£58.60
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Valeriya and Friends

Pop

  • Critics' choice

If you haven't heard of Valeriya, chances are you aren't Russian. She's a huge star in her homeland, winning dozens of awards, playing gigs at the Kremlin and selling dacha-loads of records. Thus you can expect a strong turn-out from London's Russian...

Valeriya and Friends
  1. Tue Oct 21
  2. Royal Albert Hall
  3. £28-£257
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BLUESFEST: Van Morrison

Classic rock, Blues

  • Critics' choice

The legendary Celtic soul mystic's more recent output has flitted between blues, big band jazz, R&B, skiffle and folk. Tonight, though, Van The Man returns to Bluesfest for the third year running to sing – as you might expect – the blues, incorporating...

BLUESFEST: Van Morrison
  1. Tue Oct 28
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  3. £20-£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