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What’s On at the Royal Albert Hall in 2019

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What’s On at the Royal Albert Hall in 2019

London landmark Royal Albert Hall has a whole host of events to look forward to

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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 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall?

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…

Headline Events to Book Now

The Royal Albert Hall is buzzing with all sorts of symphonic sounds.

A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul

5 June 2019, 7:30pm

Elgar Room

Respect, Knew You Were Waiting, Natural Woman, Bridge Over Troubled Water; Aretha Franklin’s songs are engrained in pop culture (and their lyrics embedded in our minds). Led by her frequent accompanist and mentee Damien Sneed, this will be a night spent celebrating the Queen of Soul, backed by a cast of jazz, gospel and soul musicians, the evening will be a tender reflection on the life of an icon.


6-16 June 2019, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 7:30pm

A tale as iconic as Swan Lake, Cinderella will be brought to life on the Royal Albert Hall stage courtesy of the magnificent English National Ballet. Performing a new in-the-round version of multi-award winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, the ballet is worked from the dark Brothers Grimm version of the childhood fairytale and set to Prokofiev’s famous scored performed by the English National Ballet Philharmonic in what promises to be the ballet spectacular of 2019.

Bryan Ferry

17 June 2019, 7:45pm

British singer-songwriter icon Bryan Ferry returns to the Royal Albert Hall this summer as part of his World Tour. The lead vocalist (whose voice is described as ‘en elegant, seductive croon’ and principal songwriter of glam art rockers Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry’s music has embedded itself into pop culture (and our go-to karaoke set list) with hits like Virgina Plain and Slave to Love.


Late Night Jazz: The Mark Kavuma Quintet

20 June 2019, 9:30pm

Who doesn’t love a bit of smooth late-night jazz? Royal Albert Hall’s Late Night Jazzer’s series never disappoints and this week Key British trumpeter Mark Kavuma and his Quintet will be bringing the intimate Elgar Room alive with their unique and distinguishable sound. Born in the heart of Brixton, the band has made its mark on UK’s jazz scene and established themselves as one of the country’s leading jazz musicians.

Space Spectacular

22 June 2019, 3:00pm & 7:30pm

Take a voyage through space and time at The Royal Albert Hall. Accompanied by lights, lasers and indoor fireworks, you’ll be wowed with your favourite music from deep space and beyond. Performing works by Holt, Strauss and phenomenal film composer John Williams, you’ll recognise pieces from Star Wars, Superman, E.T., Alien and more. Watch, listen and find yourself transported to a galaxy far, far away. Adults and children alike will delight in this out-of-this-world experience.


23 June 2019, 6:00pm

An explosion of colour, movement and music, the wonderful Theatretrain are back in Royal Albert Hall once again. Led by Robert Hyman, a 15 piece orchestra and a 500 strong choir will take the audience through a variety of different musical styles and dances. A large-scale performance of fantastic proportions, Theatretrain have been making theatre for children since 1993 and you can rest assured all little ones will love this arts extravaganza.

The Beach Boys

24 & 25 June 2019, 8:00pm

Pop music legends and beloved guilty pleasure, The Beach Boys are returning to London to play two spectacular nights at the Royal Albert Hall. As a band that needs no introduction, The Beach Boys have stood the test of time and their hit singles and record-selling albums have changed the landscape of music entirely. It’ll be a performance not to miss.

Whilst You’re There…

Coda Eric Chavot

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. 


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