Book ahead and get your culture fix at one of London’s most iconic arts performance venues, the Royal Albert Hall.
What’s On in July at the Royal Albert Hall?
The Royal Albert Hall in London’s South Kensington is the venue of choice for all manner of spectacles, concerts, sporting events, the ballet and just about everything in between. We take a look at what’s on at the iconic venue in 2019, so that you can start planning your night at the theatre now…
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The Royal Albert Hall is buzzing with all sorts of symphonic sounds.
12 July 2019, 12:00pm
Dust off those dancing shoes and get moving. No matter your age or ability, The Royal Albert Hall invites you for an evening of quicksteps, foxtrots, waltzes and Latin numbers in the home of the International Ballroom Championships – to the wonderful soundtrack of classics performed by Albert’s Big Band. Tickets include tea/coffee and a slice of cake.
12 2019, 7:00pm
Of all the dances in the world, swing has got to rank as one of the most fun. This evening one of London’s biggest Swing Dances returns to the Royal Albert Hall’s auditorium. You’ll take to the dance floor to Lindy Hop, Jive and Jitterbug to the live music of Albert’s Big Band playing iconic hits by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and the like. No experience or partner needed!
13 July 2019, 11:00am & 1:30pm
Royal Albert Hall’s Jazz for kids sessions are ideal for immersing your kids in the wonderful world of jazz without worrying they’ll be disruptive… The concert features carefully selected jazz presented in an informal environment where kids are encouraged to express themselves. Babies and budding musicians welcome!
16-17 July 2019, 7:30pm
The iconic American composer and songwriters’ songs are renowned and beloved, and Royal Albert Hall is offering the chance to hear all his hits in one spectacular evening. Multi-award winning Michael Griffiths returns to the Elgar Room with his acclaimed show, following a sold out run in 2017. You can expect hits including You’re The Top, It’s De-Lovely, Let’s Do It and Night and Day.
19 July 2019, 3:00pm & 7:30pm
The BBC’s Our Classical Century series finishes with a flair t0 celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the Moon. As always expect an incredible night of phenomenal music and drama.
22 July 2019, 6:00pm
Children will delight at this spectacular kids-oriented musical event as they join favourite CBeebies presenters for a family Prom. Budding astronauts will follow in the footsteps of the Apollo 11 mission, including a meeting with the Clangers. Featuring a new BBC Ten Pieces Trailblazers commission by living legend Hans Zimmer, it’ll be a night to remember performed by Chineke! – Europe’s first majority Black and Minority Ethnic orchestra. It’ll be a wonderful night for the whole family to enjoy.
26 July 2019, 7:30pm
1969 was a year as pivotal as they come; Apollo 11, Woodstock, The Beatles’ final album. This Prom celebrates the iconic year’s special, era-defining summer. Music inspired by the Woodstock festival will play alongside excerpts from the films like Midnight Cowboy, The Italian Job and Battle of Britain. It’ll be a blast from the past you won’t want to miss.
27 June 2019, 7:30pm
Made up of the UK’s most talented musicians aged from 13 to 18, watching the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is always a treat. The ensemble’s annual visit to the Proms is always a highlight, and this year will be no different. Opening with Lera Auerbach’s Icarus, and including a suite from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, you’ll find the young orchestra’s exploring energy and enthusiasm infectious.
Whilst You’re There…
Make an occasion of it by booking into CODA by Eric Chavot, the Royal Albert Hall’s fine dining restaurant and bar. Michelin star-awarded chef Eric Chavot has created a menu of seasonal, French-inspired dishes to delight RAH ticketholders, who now make a ritual of heading there for an early supper before the evening’s entertainment. You can even order dessert and drinks which will be prepared in time for the first interval, so there’s no rush. With beautiful views of Kensington Gardens, the restaurant is located on the Rausing Circle and decked out with accents of lilac and grey, making it an elegant spot for a glass of pre-show champagne – but it’s worth taking the time to dine there. The prix fixe menu is extremely reasonable considering the quality of the cuisine. Highlights include the refreshingly tart sea bream ceviche to start and a delicately seared piece of Brill atop squid ink linguine in a mustard velouté. 2 courses for £37.
For full event listings and further information, please visit royalalberthall.com