The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings, recognisable the world over. The Hall is best known for holding the annual summer Proms concerts since 1941. The Hall has been used for over 150,000 events, including classical and rock concerts, conferences, ballroom dancing, poetry recitals, motor shows, marathons and even circus shows.
The Royal Albert Hall was built to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert of a 'Central Hall' that would be used to promote understanding and appreciation of the Arts and Sciences and would stand at the heart of the South Kensington estate, surrounded by museums and places of learning.
The Hall is a Grade I Listed building; and has been in continuous use since it was opened in March 1871. It was always conceived as a multipurpose building to host not only concerts of music but exhibitions, public meetings, scientific conversations and award ceremonies.
Since its opening some of the most famous performers and world figures have appeared at the Royal Albert Hall. Each year it hosts more than 350 performances including classical concerts, rock and pop, ballet and opera, tennis, award ceremonies, school and community events, charity performances and lavish banquets.
The Proms is a popular eight-week summer season of daily classical music concerts and other events held annually at the Albert Hall. The event was founded in 1895, and now each season consists of over 70 concerts in the Albert Hall, in addition to a series of events at other venues across the United Kingdom on the last night. In 2009 the total number of concerts reached 100 for the first time.
Tickets may be booked online, over the phone on 0845 401 5045 or in person through the Box Office which is open from 9am - 9pm daily and located at Door 12.
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