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Recent Events

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the world’s leading entertaining venues, with over 350 events in the main auditorium each year – from classical concerts to rock and pop gigs and from photo exhibitions to lunchtime jazz recitals.

Just browse through our archive for an overview of the more recent events we have hosted.

    • Coldplay | Royal Albert Hall

      Coldplay

      Tuesday 1 July - Wednesday 2 July 2014

      Coldplay wrap up a brief international tour marking the release of Ghost Stories, their sixth album, with a special concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
    • Barnardo's Young Supporters Concert | Royal Albert Hall

      Barnardo's Young Supporters Concert

      Thursday 3 July 2014 - 6:30 PM

      This year's event will see 1,200 young people perform popular songs in a massed choir, Signhill School presenting a performance from 100 young violinists, and two finalists from the charity's National Choir competition.
    • Vimala Rowe | Royal Albert Hall

      Late Night Jazz - Vimala Rowe and Harry Sankey

      Thursday 3 July 2014 - 9:45 PM

      Elgar Room

      A fresh take on the golden age of swing 
    • West Side Story

      West Side Story - Film with Live Orchestra

      Friday 4 July - Sunday 6 July 2014

      Due to popular demand, the classic film with live orchestra returns to the Royal Albert Hall for five performances.
    • London Chamber Collective | Royal Albert Hall

      Classical Coffee Mornings: London Chamber Collective

      Sunday 6 July 2014 - 11:00 AM

      Elgar Room

      This young chamber group perform Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major and Beethoven’s String Quintet in C Major
    • Daniel Koek | Royal Albert Hall

      Daniel Koek

      Monday 7 July 2014 - 7:00 PM

      Elgar Room

      The musical theatre star is joined by some special guests to celebrate the release of his new studio album.
    • Fresh Dixie Project | Royal Albert Hall

      Late Night Jazz - Fresh Dixie Project

      Thursday 10 July 2014 - 9:45 PM

      Elgar Room

      With their intense grooves, raucous sax lines and acrobatic vocals, the Fresh Dixie Project have exploded onto the UK music scene with their unique blend of indie-swing 
    • DJ Yoda | Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall

      DJ Yoda & the Trans-Siberian March Band with Live AV

      Friday 11 July 2014 - 8:30 PM

      Elgar Room

      DJ Yoda brings his audio visual extravaganza to the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room.
    • Oriana and the Charmers | Royal Albert Hall

      Live music in Verdi - Oriana and the Charmers

      Saturday 12 July 2014 - 12:00 PM

      Verdi - Italian Kitchen

      Oriana & The Charmers deliver a mix of classic American jazz, French, and Latin music.
    • Kristin Chenoweth | Royal Albert Hall

      An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

      Saturday 12 July 2014 - 7:30 PM

      Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth comes to the Hall for a rare one-off UK stop to perform hits from across her extensive career.
    • The Really Big Chorus: Fauré's Requiem | Royal Albert Hall

      Fauré's Requiem

      Sunday 13 July 2014 - 7:00 PM

      1,000-plus singers from The Really Big Chorus perform Fauré's Requiem - a perennial favourite of the choral repertoir.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 1 Andrew Davis © Dario Acosta Photography

      Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

      Friday 18 July 2014 - 7:30 PM

      The festival opens with Elgar's biblical oratorio The Kingdom – the beautiful 'slow movement' of a planned musical triptych.
    • The Lapazoos | Royal Albert Hall

      Live music in Verdi - Lapazoos

      Saturday 19 July 2014 - 12:00 PM

      Verdi - Italian Kitchen

      Swing, jive and blues straight out of New Orleans
    • Proms 2014 Prom 2 Haochen Zhang © Ben Ealovega

      Prom 2: Elgar, Liszt & Mussorgsky

      Saturday 19 July 2014 - 7:30 PM

      East meets West as the China Philharmonic Orchestra launches our series of global orchestras making their debuts at the 2014 Proms.
    • 2014 BBC Proms

      Proms Plus Late

      Saturday 19 July 2014 - 10:30 PM

      Elgar Room

      Free informal post-Prom music and poetry event featuring Jasdeep Singh Degun and Rachael Allen.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 3 Gabby Logan © Matrix Studio

      Prom 3: BBC Sport Prom

      Sunday 20 July 2014 - 10:30 AM

      Sandwiched between the World Cup, Commonwealth Games and Wimbledon is the first ever BBC Sport Prom. Combining classical favourites, TV themes and sports personalities.
    • Martin James Bartlett, Freya Goldmark and Sarah Hughes | Royal Albert Hall

      Martin James Bartlett, winner of the 2014 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, Freya Goldmark and Sarah Hughes perform Beethoven and Shostakovich.

       

    • Proms 2014 Prom 4 Valery Gergiev © Chris Christodoulou
      The World Orchestra for Peace return with Valery Gergiev in a programme that moves from the fairy-tale magic evoked in Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten to the human tragedy of Mahler's Sixth Symphony. Roxanna Panufnik's Three Paths to Peace completes the concert.
    • Proms 2014 Chamber Music 1 Paolo Zanzu © Mari Shimmura - small

      Proms Chamber Music 1: Les Arts Florissants

      Monday 21 July 2014 - 1:00 PM

      Cadogan Hall

      French Baroque giant Les Arts Florissants launches this season's Proms Chamber Music concerts at Cadogan Hall with music by Rameau who died 250 years ago. His Pièces de clavecin en concerts sees the composer at his most dramatically vivid and virtuosic, showcasing this ensemble in the first of its two concerts this season.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 5 Julia Fischer © Felix Broade

      Prom 5: Beethoven, Dvorak & R. Strauss

      Monday 21 July 2014 - 7:30 PM

      Proms favourite Julia Fischer returns as soloist in Dvořák's earthy, folk-infused violin concerto, joining Zurich's Tonhalle Orchestra for David Zinman's final concert as its Chief Conductor. Strauss's playful depiction of the prankster Till Eulenspiegel continues the musical journey across Central Europe, and the evening closes among the breathtaking landscapes of Beethoven’s 'Pastoral' Symphony.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 6 Robin Ticciati © Marco Borggreve

      Prom 6: Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier

      Tuesday 22 July 2014 - 6:30 PM

      The Glyndebourne Festival’s annual visit to the Proms continues our Strauss 150th-anniversary celebrations with a semi-staging of his sparkling comic opera Der Rosenkavalier. Conductor Robin Ticciati conjures this gilded fantasy of fin-de-siècle Vienna with the help of an international cast, led by British soprano Kate Royal in her role debut as the Marschallin.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 7 Jiri Belohlavek © Clive Barda

      Prom 7: Shostakovich, Bartok & Tavener

      Wednesday 23 July 2014 - 6:30 PM

      Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony – a violent portrait of the horrors of Stalin's Russia – is the centrepiece of this concert from Jiří Bĕlohlávek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 8 Pet Shop Boys © John Wright

      Prom 8: Late Night with... Pet Shop Boys

      Wednesday 23 July 2014 - 10:15 PM

      Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe make their Proms debut here as composers. The world premiere of their large-scale work A Man from the Future, inspired by code-breaker Alan Turing, sits alongside new orchestral arrangements of favourite Pet Shop Boys songs.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 9 Barry Douglas © Katya Kraynova

      Prom 9: Brahms & Janacek

      Thursday 24 July 2014 - 7:30 PM

      One of choral music’s greatest works, Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass is a passionate, secular oratorio celebrating nationhood and peace. By contrast, conflict is to the fore in Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, a work that distils the drama of the composer’s relationship with Schumann and his wife Clara. Valery Gergiev conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, with soloist Barry Douglas.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 10 Tasmin Little © Ben Ealovega

      Prom 10: Elgar, Walton, Moeran & David Horne

      Friday 25 July 2014 - 7:30 PM

      A concert of 20th-century English music explores musical friendships, which sees Walton's Hindemith Variations pay homage to a beloved colleague, and Elgar's Enigma Variations paint evocative portraits of family and friends.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 11 CBeebies © BBC

      Prom 11: CBeebies Prom

      Saturday 26 July 2014 - 11:00 AM

      Take a journey through the history of classical music with some of your favourite CBeebies characters, in an adventure that combines live music from the BBC Philharmonic and video action on screens around the Hall.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 12 James Gilchrist © operaomnia.co.uk

      Prom 12: Bach - St John Passion

      Saturday 26 July 2014 - 8:00 PM

      Few classical works have the urgency and dramatic immediacy, of Bach's St John Passion. Here it is vividly realised by a cast led by tenor James Gilchrist.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 13 CBeebies © BBC

      Prom 13: CBeebies Prom

      Sunday 27 July 2014 - 11:00 AM

      Take a journey through the history of classical music with some of your favourite CBeebies characters, in an adventure that combines live music from the BBC Philharmonic and video action on screens around the Hall.
    • Joo Yeon Sir | Royal Albert Hall

      Classical Coffee Mornings: Joo Yeon Sir

      Sunday 27 July 2014 - 11:00 AM

      Elgar Room

      Violinist Joo Yeon Sir performs music by Mozart, Schubert and Kreisley
    • Proms 2014 Prom 14 Ruby Hughes © Sim Canetty Clarke

      Prom 14: Durufle, Ravel and Simon Holt

      Sunday 27 July 2014 - 7:30 PM

      The lilt of the waltz pulses through Ravel's modernist reimagining in Valses nobles et sentimentales and his witty La valse, before French music takes a sacred turn after the interval with Duruflé's Requiem and a premiere of Simon Holt's concerto Morpheus Wakes.
    • Proms 2014 Chamber Music 2 Rachel Podger © Jonas Sacks

      Proms Chamber Music 2: C. P. E. Bach

      Monday 28 July 2014 - 1:00 PM

      Cadogan Hall

      Baroque violinist Rachel Podger is joined by hand-picked musical friends to explore the contrasts and contradictions of C. P. E. Bach, who celebrates his 300th anniversary this year.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 15 Ingrid Fliter © Sussie Ahlbug

      Prom 15: Mozart, Ravel and Jonathan Dove

      Monday 28 July 2014 - 7:30 PM

      Turbulent mythical love meets poised Classical elegance in a concert from the BBC Symphony Orchestra that sets Mozart's Concerto No. 23 alongside Ravel's sensuous ballet score Daphnis and Chloe.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 16 Daniel Hope © Harald Hoffmann

      Prom 16: Oriental Promise

      Tuesday 29 July 2014 - 6:30 PM

      Violinist Daniel Hope joins the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, which makes its Proms debut with a classical celebration of the Orient.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 17 William Christie © Denis Rouvre

      Prom 17: Rameau - Grands Motets

      Tuesday 29 July 2014 - 10:00 PM

      Returning for its second concert this season, Les Arts Florissants is joined by founder-conductor William Christie for a Late Night Prom that transforms the Royal Albert Hall into the gilded splendour of the Chapel Royal at Versailles.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 18 Alexandre Tharaud © Marco Borggreve

      Prom 18: Mahler, Ravel & Sir Harrison Birtwistle

      Wednesday 30 July 2014 - 7:30 PM

      Mahler's Symphony No. 5 – an orchestral showpiece of shifting moods and intense emotions – is the culmination to this concert by the BBC Philharmonic.
    • Proms 2014 Prom 19 Inger Dam Jensen © Isak Hoffmeyer

      Prom 19: R. Strauss & Elgar

      Thursday 31 July 2014 - 7:30 PM

      Two masterpieces open this anniversary celebration of Richard Strauss Singers, before we move to more familiar musical territory with Strauss's Four Last Songs, whose late-Romantic nostalgia is shared by Elgar's Second Symphony.