Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP
  • Box office 020 7589 8212
  • General enquiries 0845 401 5045
  • Bar open From two hours before each performance.
  • Food served From two hours before each performance. Cafe Bar is open from 7.30am–late.
  • Box office times 9am–9pm.
  • Website www.royalalberthall.com
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Royal Albert Hall

Photo: Marcus Ginns

Venues don't come much more iconic than the Royal Albert Hall, which since its opening in 1871 has been the most prestigious concert hall in Britain. For a long time, its cavernous acoustic prompted the joke that it was the only place where a British composer could be sure of hearing his work twice; in 1969 the echo was tamed when the famous 'flying saucers' were hung from the auditorium ceiling.

The Hall gives top-flight concerts in the main auditorium, and has seen numerous UK premieres of famous works; Wagner, Elgar and Verdi conducted their own premieres here. In the classical world it's most famous for being the original home of the Proms, which were first held here in 1895, but it's also hosted famous events in rock history – Frank Zappa got his keyboard player to play 'Louie Louie' on the Albert Hall pipe organ – and its boards have been trodden by stars from Sinatra, the Beatles and Hendrix to Jay Z, Adele and One Direction.

Two of the six restaurants (Café Consort and Elgar Room) also host intimate classical and jazz recitals, and of the 14 bars, the Cloudy Bay Wine Bar offers a selection of seafoods as well as New Zealand wine. With the exception of the Café Bar, which is open to visitors without tickets, all bars and restaurants are only open to ticketholders.

The nearest Tube stations are South Kensington (District, Circle and Piccadilly) and High Street Kensington (District and Circle), each about 10 minutes' walk away.

The Hall is served by six bus routes: 9, 10, 52 and 452 (Kensington Gore), 70 (Queen's Gate) and 360 (Prince Consort Road). London Victoria is the nearest railway station.

Parking is available at Imperial College London, with entrances on Exhibition Road and, in the evenings only, Prince Consort Road.

Opened in 2014 at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, Verdi restaurant serves carefully crafted menus against a breathaking Grade-I listed backdrop. As well as the showstopping schedule, Verdi at the Royal Albert Hall has earned a reputation for the fantastic fare coming out of the kitchen. A relaxed, scenic setting, it is the only one of the Hall's 3 restaurants open to non-ticketholders, and the venue for the Royal Albert Hall Afternoon Tea - a quintessentially British treat. Free live music and Live Music Brunch also features on the weekend.

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  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 1871

Events at this venue

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Sunday 28 May

Verdi - Italian Kitchen £31.50 020 7589 8212
£45–£70 020 7589 8212

Monday 29 May

£28–£47.38 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 30 May

Elgar Room £13.75 020 7589 8212
£27.50–£55 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 31 May

£20–£62 020 7589 8212

Eric Whitacre conducts Whitacre's Water Night, A Boy And A Girl, Five Hebrew Love Songs, Godzilla Eats Las Vegas, Bachianus Americanus and Deep Field, Kilar's Orawa and Bach's Come Sweet Death.

Thursday 1 June

Sold out 020 7589 8212

Friday 2 June

Verdi - Italian Kitchen Cancelled 020 7589 8212
Verdi - Italian Kitchen Free 020 7589 8212
£30–£85 020 7589 8212
Verdi - Italian Kitchen Free 020 7589 8212

Saturday 3 June

£34.79–£58.33 020 7589 8212
£34.79–£58.33 020 7589 8212

Sunday 4 June

Elgar Room £12.50 020 7589 8212
Verdi Italian Kitchen £31.50 020 7589 8212
£55–£175 020 7589 8212

Monday 5 June

£55–£175 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 7 June

£55–£175 020 7589 8212

Thursday 8 June

£55–£175 020 7589 8212

Friday 9 June

Verdi - Italian Kitchen Free 020 7589 8212
£55–£175 020 7589 8212
Verdi - Italian Kitchen Free 020 7589 8212

Saturday 10 June

£49.50–£104.50 020 7589 8212

Sunday 11 June

£12.50 020 7589 8212
Verdi - Italian Kitchen £31.50 020 7589 8212
£49.50–£104.50 020 7589 8212
£49.50–£104.50 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 14 June

£38.20–£104.50 020 7589 8212

Thursday 15 June

£59.10–£106.25 020 7589 8212
£16.50 020 7589 8212

Friday 16 June

Verdi - Italian Kitchen Free 020 7589 8212
£26.96–£58.33 020 7589 8212
£67.64–£69.99 020 7589 8212
Free 020 7589 8212

Saturday 17 June

£26.96–£58.33 020 7589 8212
£67.64–£69.99 020 7589 8212
£26.96–£58.33 020 7589 8212
£67.64–£69.99 020 7589 8212

Sunday 18 June

Elgar Room £12.50 020 7589 8212
£31.50 (Children £16 under 12s) 020 7589 8212
Prices to be confirmed 020 7589 8212
Prices to be confirmed 020 7589 8212

Monday 19 June

Sold out 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 20 June

£20–£62 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 21 June

Sold out 020 7589 8212

Thursday 22 June

Sold out 020 7589 8212
Elgar Room £16.50 020 7589 8212

Friday 23 June

Verdi - Italian Kitchen Free 020 7589 8212
Sold out 020 7589 8212
Free 020 7589 8212

Saturday 24 June

£39.76 020 7589 8212
£51–£61.60 020 7589 8212

Sunday 25 June

Verdi Italian Kitchen £31.50 (Children £16 under 12s) 020 7589 8212

Monday 26 June

£12.70–£28 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 27 June

Prices to be confirmed 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 28 June

Prices to be confirmed 020 7589 8212

Thursday 29 June

£51.25–£79 020 7589 8212
Elgar Room £18.50 020 7589 8212

Friday 30 June

Free 020 7589 8212
Elgar Room £15 020 7589 8212
£10 020 7589 8212

Saturday 1 July

Verdi - Italian Kitchen £12 020 7589 8212
Prices to be confirmed 020 7589 8212

With Fraser Churchill.

Sunday 2 July

Elgar Room £12.50 020 7589 8212
Elgar Room £12.50 020 7589 8212
Verdi - Italian Kitchen £12 020 7589 8212
£38.50–£82.50 020 7589 8212
Elgar Room £16.50 020 7589 8212

Friday 7 July

Verdi - Italian Kitchen £12 020 7589 8212

Saturday 8 July

Verdi - Italian Kitchen £12 020 7589 8212

Opera excerpts from the Chinese soprano He Wu, who has studied at the Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal College of Music and the International Opera School.

Elgar Room £16.30 020 7589 8212

Sunday 9 July

Verdi - Italian Kitchen £38 020 7589 8212

The soprano performs opera excerpts in an informal setting, accompanied by pianist Lucy Colquhoun.

Auditorium £21.37–£48.91 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 11 July

Elgar Room £16.30 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 12 July

Elgar Room £16.30 020 7589 8212

Friday 14 July

£9.50–£50 020 7589 8212

Saturday 15 July

Sunday 16 July

£18–£70 020 7589 8212

Monday 17 July

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 18 July

Wednesday 19 July

£27.50–£49.50 020 7589 8212
£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Thursday 20 July

£9.50–£50 020 7589 8212

Friday 21 July

£9.50–£50 020 7589 8212

Saturday 22 July

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Monday 24 July

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 25 July

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212
£14–£60 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 26 July

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Thursday 27 July

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Friday 28 July

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Saturday 29 July

£6 020 7589 8212
£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Sunday 30 July

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Monday 31 July

£9.50–£50 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 1 August

£9.50–£50 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 2 August

£9.50–£50 020 7589 8212

Thursday 3 August

£9.50–£50 020 7589 8212

Friday 4 August

£9.50–£50 020 7589 8212

Saturday 5 August

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Sunday 6 August

£9.50–£50 020 7589 8212

Monday 7 August

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 8 August

£14–£60 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 9 August

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Thursday 10 August

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Friday 11 August

£18–£70 020 7589 8212
£18–£70 020 7589 8212

Saturday 12 August

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Sunday 13 August

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212
£7.50–£25 020 7589 8212

Monday 14 August

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 15 August

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212
£7.50–£25 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 16 August

£9.50–£50 020 7589 8212

Thursday 17 August

£9.50–£50 020 7589 8212
£7.50–£25 020 7589 8212

Friday 18 August

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Saturday 19 August

£14–£60 020 7589 8212

Sunday 20 August

£7.50–£25 020 7589 8212
£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212
£9.50–£50 020 7589 8212

Monday 21 August

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 22 August

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 23 August

Thursday 24 August

Friday 25 August

£7.50–£25 020 7589 8212

Saturday 26 August

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Sunday 27 August

£9.50–£50 020 7589 8212

Monday 28 August

£14–£60 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 29 August

£14–£60 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 30 August

£14–£60 020 7589 8212
£7.50–£25 020 7589 8212

Thursday 31 August

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Friday 1 September

£10–£35 020 7589 8212

Saturday 2 September

£14–£60 020 7589 8212

Sunday 3 September

£14–£60 020 7589 8212

Monday 4 September

Tuesday 5 September

£7.50–£40 020 7589 8212

Thursday 7 September

£14–£60 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 13 September

Sunday 17 September

£41.25–£93.50 020 7589 8212

With Plus Support.

Monday 18 September

£51.25–£73.50 020 7589 8212

With Plus Guest Jack Lukeman.

Friday 22 September

£30.25–£60.50 020 7589 8212

Saturday 23 September

Auditorium £24.51–£53.92 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 26 September

£38.50–£55 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 27 September

£40–£85 020 7589 8212
£57–£79 020 7589 8212

Thursday 28 September

£40–£85 020 7589 8212
£57–£79 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 4 October

£49.50–£82.50 020 7589 8212

Thursday 5 October

£22–£43.45 020 7589 8212

Friday 6 October

Friday 13 October

Prices to be confirmed 020 7589 8212

Friday 20 October

Verdi - Italian Kitchen Free 020 7589 8212
£29–£75 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 24 October

£25–£70 020 7589 8212

Friday 27 October

Verdi - Italian Kitchen Free 020 7589 8212

Saturday 28 October

£26.47–£55.88 020 7589 8212

Sunday 29 October

Auditorium £20–£60 020 7589 8212
Auditorium £20–£60 020 7589 8212

Monday 30 October

£43.45 020 7589 8212

Friday 3 November

£29–£75 020 7589 8212

Saturday 4 November

Auditorium £29 020 7589 8212
Auditorium £29 020 7589 8212

Monday 6 November

£27.50–£82.50 020 7589 8212

With Nine Below Zero.

£35–£75 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 8 November

£27.50–£49.50 020 7589 8212

Friday 24 November

£21.45–£72.60 020 7589 8212

With Guest Vocalist: Jose Feliciano. Also Featuring: Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall & Beth Rowley.

Saturday 25 November

£21.45–£72.60 020 7589 8212

With Guest Vocalist: Jose Feliciano. Also Featuring: Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall & Beth Rowley.

Monday 27 November

Cancelled 020 7589 8212

Thursday 30 November

£18.50–£79.50 020 7589 8212
£18.50–£79.50 020 7589 8212

Friday 1 December

£18.50–£79.50 020 7589 8212
£18.50–£79.50 020 7589 8212

Saturday 2 December

£18.50–£79.50 020 7589 8212
£18.50–£79.50 020 7589 8212

Sunday 3 December

£18.50–£79.50 020 7589 8212
£18.50–£79.50 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 13 December

£19.61–£51.47 020 7589 8212

Friday 15 December

Saturday 16 December

£19.61–£51.47 020 7589 8212
£19.61–£51.47 020 7589 8212

Sunday 17 December

£19.61–£51.47 020 7589 8212
£19.61–£51.47 020 7589 8212

Monday 18 December

£61.27–£71.08 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 19 December

£19.61–£51.47 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 20 December

£19.61–£52.45 020 7589 8212
£19.61–£52.45 020 7589 8212

Thursday 21 December

£19.61–£51.47 020 7589 8212

Friday 22 December

£19.61–£51.47 020 7589 8212

Saturday 23 December

£19.61–£51.47 020 7589 8212
£19.61–£51.47 020 7589 8212

Sunday 11 February 2018

Prices to be confirmed 020 7589 8212

Tuesday 27 March 2018

£27.50–£71.50 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 28 March 2018

£27.50–£71.50 020 7589 8212

Friday 4 May 2018

£44.80–£75.60 020 7589 8212

Wednesday 16 May 2018

£60.50 020 7589 8212

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