Located in South Kensington, Royal Albert Hall is a historic concert hall that was first opened by Queen Victoria in 1871 and has continued to host the world’s leading artists in music, ballet, opera, film and orchestra. It hosts around 400 shows each year in its main auditorium, bringing London a global platter of live events.
In the past, Royal Albert Hall has set the stage for Sir Elton John, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and the 70th British Academy Film Awards. It also hosts regular events throughout the year, including the Royal Choral Society, tennis matches, Cirque du Soleil shows, the Classic Brit Awards and charity concerts.
The impressive Victorian architecture of Royal Albert Hall is an attraction in itself, showcasing a timeless grandeur throughout the venue, from the inside out. It provides an atmospheric setting for watching up-and-coming and established performers, including Jose Gonzalez, Cliff Richard and Dave Chappelle. You can also catch unique events, from The English Patient Live to Jurassic Park – In Concert.
The Royal Albert Hall is about four kilometres from the centre of London, easily reached by taxis or by catching the Circle or District line to South Kensington station and walking one kilometre. You can also catch a bus to the Royal Albert Hall stop right outside.