The Royal Albert Hall Closes: Here’s What to Look Forward to
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The Royal Albert Hall has sadly announced it is closed until further notice due to the ongoing spread and concerns surrounding coronavirus.
A statement via the website said:
‘The safety and security of our artists, audiences and staff is, ultimately, all that matters.’
We’ve been here for the nation for almost 150 years in good times and bad. We exist to be open, to entertain, to inspire. Our doors are made to be open to the world and so it goes against everything in our nature to close them. But these aren’t normal times and we find ourselves in the unique situation where closing our doors is the best way to look after the world.’
Look Forward: What’s On at the Royal Albert Hall?
From musical spectacles, to sporting events, concerts, live film screenings, awards shows and more, you’ll find an array of spectacular events and performances taking place at South Kensington’s iconic The Royal Albert Hall. Here’s what to look forward to…
19 September 2020
Joint the spectacular London Philharmonic Choir and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a magical evening dedicated to world-renowned composer Beethoven. Expect an enchanting rendition of the artist’s final symphony, first performed in Vienna back in 1824.
4 October 2020
For an unforgettable night out at the Hall, it has to be Billy Ocean’s One World Tour. The internationally renowned British soul and R&B artist will provide an evening of endless entertainment, performing his greatest hits – ‘When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going’, ‘Caribbean Queen’, ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’ and so on – and those featuring on his forthcoming album One World.
Discover space like never before – immersed within music at the Albert Hall auditorium. Gustav Holst’s stunning orchestral suite Planets will be performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Choir for a one-afternoon-only unforgettable music spectacular.
12 – 16 October 2020
Join in with Cliff Richard’s 80th birthday celebrations as the British singer takes to the stage with the ‘Great 80 Tour’.
Delight in an array of movie classics live in concert with the Royal Albert Hall’s fantastic ‘Films in Concert’ series. From Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Superman, each large-scale film screening is accompanied by a live orchestra to musically enhance the movie magic.
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
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