Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP GB

Royal Albert Hall Tickets

The Nutcracker - Royal Albert Hall tickets Opens 29 Dec 2024 Opens 29 December 2024 The Nutcracker - Royal Albert Hall

The Nutcracker - Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

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It’s not Christmas without The Nutcracker! And in 2024 we are overjoyed to announce the return of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s festive favourite to the Royal Albert Hall. This enchanting production, featuring Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, is a sparkling festive treat for the whole family.
  • Opens: Sunday, 29 December 2024
    Booking until: Tuesday, 31 December 2024
  • Running time: 3hr 30min (approx). Incl. 2 intervals.
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Cirque du Soleil - Corteo tickets Opens 9 Jan 2025 Opens 9 January 2025 Cirque du Soleil - Corteo

Cirque du Soleil - Corteo

Royal Albert Hall

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The clown Mauro has passed, but his spirit is still with us. Instead of mourning, the funeral cortege celebrates the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance. Rich, extravagant memories frolic with the senses. The sound of laughter peals around the stage, visions of joyous tumblers and players fascinate the eyes. Regret and melancholy retreat in the face of a cavalcade of lively recollections of a life gloriously lived. A festive parade that entertains; the perfect accolade for an artist whose life was dedicated to revelry and making merry.

  • Opens: Thursday, 9 January 2025
    Booking until: Sunday, 2 March 2025
  • Running time: 2hr 5min. Incl 1 interval.
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Royal Albert Hall Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Royal Albert Hall Location

Travel Information

Nearest Tube station
  • South Kensington
  • Gloucester Road
Tube lines
  • Circle
  • District
  • Piccadilly
Day buses
  • (Hyde Park Gate) 9, 10, 52, 70, 360
Night buses
  • (Hyde Park Gate) 10, 452, N9, N52
Royal Albert Hall history

From the outside

A beautiful sight from the outside with its intricate friezes and arched windows, this is one of Queen Victoria’s reign’s greatest architectural achievements. The Royal Albert Hall is a magnificent circular building inside and out, with curious suspended plates on the ceiling to marvel at.

Royal Albert Hall architecture and history

The Royal Albert Hall must be one of London’ most famous landmarks, as well as being one of the city’s most diverse venues. Dreamed up after the roaring success of the Great Exhibition in 1851 by its namesake Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s beloved husband, it was built using the profits from the exhibition itself. The crown bought the so-called Gore Estates to create this permanent public space for culture. But the Prince died before the building was completed. Opened by Victoria in 1871, it has played a vital part in the capital’s entertainment calendar ever since.

Sadly, while it was a gorgeous space to look at, based on a Roman amphitheatre, the acoustics at the Albert Hall were terrible and took a century to put right. Even so, it has hosted a startling number of amazing performances of every kind, from Wagner’s music to Greco-Roman wrestling, an indoor marathon, the Ford Motor Show and a speech by scientist Albert Einstein about the benefits of freedom.

In the 1900s the venue’s fame as a variety venue continued and it hosted odd, weird and wonderful performances and events including mass baptisms, the Miss World pageant, sumo tournaments, countless live music gigs from internationally renowned pop stars like Eric Clapton, who plays there every year, and The Beatles. It even saw the launch of the fifth Harry Potter novel.

Luckily, unlike many London theatre venues, the Royal Albert Hall remained undamaged throughout the second World War Blitz, mainly because German pilots used it as a handy landmark.

Plenty of famous speakers have made a lasting impression there, including Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking, the Dalai Lama and Bill Clinton.

Today the Royal Albert Hall is probably most famous for the annual BBC Proms, which have used it as their home since 1941. The building recently enjoyed a comprehensive renovation and today is one of the country’s best known and loved venues.

Past shows at Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall has been home to some of the world’s most famous, plays, dance, live music, classical concerts, speeches, events, exhibitions, contests and more. Wagner, Verdi, Elgar and Rachmaninov, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Oscar Peterson, The Who, Jay Z, Kaiser Chiefs, the Killers…. The list goes on and on!

Royal Albert Hall access

There are 14 wheelchair spaces plus seats for companions in the ground floor stalls and a few elevator chairs at the back of the stalls. There are also six spaces for wheelchairs in the circle in sections P, R, V and X, plus 4 more in the gallery’s unreserved standing area.

Royal Albert Hall tickets

We’re a top destination for a wide variety of seat types and prices, with excellent availability on the full range of Royal Albert Hall tickets.

Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP GB