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 October 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…
Headline Events to Book Now
‘And In The End…’
17 October 2019, 7:30pm
Bring your friends and family and come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road, the band’s last ever recorded album – widely considered one of the best – and Let It Be. In an inspired collaboration, the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bootleg Beatles create a musical roadmap of the band’s tumultuous yet productive final years, paying homage to this period’s lasting legacy with classics like Here Comes the Sun, Across the Universe, and The Long and Winding Road.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: The Royal Albert Hall
21 October 2019, 7:30pm
The holy grail of lost films: footage from the iconic Jimi Hendrix Experience concert at the Royal Albert Hall has never before been released or commercially screened. With unprecedented access to the artist and his team, the film intimately chronicles the 24 hours leading up to the February 24, 1969 concert and the incredible concert itself, which saw Hendrix at the height of his extraordinary career. An unmissable event for Hendrix fans, and music lovers in general.
23 October 2019, 7:30pm
In a fusion of South African and Western cultures, the legendary triple-Grammy winning Soweto Gospel Choir will be joined by the Royal Ballet for a symbiotic performance celebrating Black History Month and World Ballet Day. With soaring music accompanied by mesmerising dance, this joyous show promises to spiritually uplift the weary.
Squeeze (+ special guests Heaven 17)
29 October 2019, 7:30pm
Iconic new wave pop band Squeeze, renowned for their upbeat 80s hits Cool for Cats and Pulling Mussels (From The Shell), play one night of their Difford And Tilbrook Songbook tour at the Albert Hall, joined by synth-pop group Heaven 17. The tour is a decade-spanning tribute to the genuine, lasting partnership between between Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, who write the band’s lyrics and music respectively.
A Night at Ronnie Scott’s
30 October 2019, 7:30pm
An iconic Soho institution since 1959, Ronnie Scott’s jazz club is transported to the Royal Albert Hall for its 60th anniversary. Expect a raucous, cabaret-style night of jazz, performed by some of the world’s best artists: the line up includes Grammy-winner Kurt Elling, Courtney Pine CBE, and jazz and soul singer Madeline Bell, as well as Ronnie Scott’s own highly accomplished jazz orchestra.
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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