Start planning now to get your culture fix in 2018 at the iconic venue…
What’s On in 2018 at 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 2018, so that you can start planning your day out now…
Headline Events to Book Now
Suffragettes at the Hall: Immersive Drama Tour
This brand new drama tour is hitting the Royal Albert Hall this spring as part of their season. In celebration of 100 years of suffrage, they will be bringing the undiscovered stories of the suffrage campaign along to the iconic venue. A tour of the auditorium which played a large part in the women’s suffrage will be on the agenda, as well as a meeting with Helen Ogston, a young suffragette who is known for sneaking a dog whip into a meeting. Visitors will also hear Lord Curzon in conversation as he explains why women should never have the vote… Get ready to heckle!
From 1 April – 10 June 2018,
Grand Organ Celebration
Some of the world’s most respected masters of the organ are coming to celebrate the Royal Albert Hall’s 9,999-pipe Henry Willis organ inside the auditorium. Expect a three-way improvisation by the organists with subjects suggested by the audience.
Late Night Jazz – Rob Luft
An intimate series of late night Jazz sessions will be taking over the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room in May. Rob Luft is a multi-award-winning jazz guitarist.
Free Friday Music
Each Friday, will be hosting performances by a selection of talented musicians. Acoustic-duo Borders will be kickstarting this month (18 May) with a mix of country, blues, folk and Americana and Jazz pianist, Will Bartlett will follow. Mo’s Not Just Jazz will be taking over at the end of the month (25 May).
Afternoon Tea with Live Opera – Fleur de Bray
For an afternoon tea with a twist, the is hosting a series of live opera performances to enjoy whilst eating your finger sandwiches and scones. The multi-award winning soprano Fleur de Bray will be bringing music to your ears with her much-loved works at the upcoming event. For the next instalment, soprano Naomi Kilby will be accompanied by pianist Elspeth Wilkes.
The Festival of Welsh Male Voice Choirs
Returning to the Royal Albert Hall, The Festival of Welsh Male Voice Choirs is made up of around 850 choristers; 25 choirs from the Principality and three from England. Performing a range of both traditional and modern songs, the choir will be led by the world-famous Dr Alwyn Humphreys MBE.
Magic at the Musical
Leading cast members from some of London’s most loved shows will be joining together for one night only. Expect individuals from School of Rock, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, King and I and many more, as well as a special performance of This Is Me from the movie musical The Greatest Showman. A sell-out last year, the event hosted by Ruthie Henshall and John Owen Jones is complete with a 60 piece orchestra.
Playstation in Concert
A celebration of some of the most memorable gaming music of the past 20 years. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing some of the best soundtracks of Playstation games from The Last Guardian to Unchartered, LittleBigPlanet, Shadow of the Colossus and many more.
London History Day
Learn and celebrate London’s unique history this London History Day as Royal Albert Hall hosts four events throughout the day. Attend a ‘Suffragettes and the Hall’ tour or meet an archivist to learn about the venue’s participation in the fight for Votes for Women.
And later in the year?
The second half of 2018 sees an impressive line-up at the Royal Albert Hall, including on 30 June, on 18 September, on 20 September, on 27 November and the from 6 December. We will be updating this page to bring you the latest listings.
Make an occasion of it by booking into , the Royal Albert Hall’s fine dining restaurant and bar that opened last autumn. 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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