20 November 1991
On 20 November 1991, Frank Bruno won his heavyweight match against the Dutchman John Emmen in the first round with a knockout. He first fought at the Hall in 1982.
Frank Sinatra seen here on his final visit to the Hall in May 1992 aged 76. He first came in 1975 to what he was fond of calling Francis Albert Hall.
The interior of the Organ
The interior of the organ, before the two year restoration project which commenced in 2002.
1 May 1995
Luciano Pavarotti in Verdi's 'Un Ballo in Maschera' with the full cast, chorus and orchestra of The Royal Opera House. He returned a week later to perform in a gala celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Red Cross.
Cirque du Soleil 'Saltimbanco'
Cirque du Soleil began their association with the Hall in 1996 with 'Saltimbanco', pictured. Cirque du Soleil use no animals but combine theatre, dance and acrobatics to create magical stories.
They have since brought other shows here, including the European premiere of 'Dralion' in 2004 and the UK premiere of 'Varekai' in 2008.
101 Dalmatians Film Premiere
4 December 1996
For the premiere of Walt Disney's film '101 Dalmatians', the exterior of the Hall was covered in Dalmatian type spots.
BAFTA Awards Ceremony
29 April 1997
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Ceremony on 29 April 1997 compered by Lenny Henry. The winning film was 'The English Patient'.
The Princess of Wales pays her last visit to the Hall
3 June 1997
On 3 June 1997 the Princess of Wales paid her last visit to the Hall, as Patron of English National Ballet, to see Swan Lake. She is seen here being greeted by Harry Gould, then President of the Corporation.
'Music for Montserrat'
15 September 1997
'Music for Montserrat' was a fundraising concert organised by George Martin, producer of the Beatles records. He had a recording studio on Montserrat used by Elton John, the Rolling Stones and others, and when the island was hit by a hurricane he gathered together Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, Sting and Elton John to raise aid for the islanders.
Removing the Statue of Prince Albert
In 1998 the statue of Prince Albert from the Memorial to the Exhibition of 1851 was removed for cleaning and conservation, as part of the Hall's South Steps redevelopment plans.
February & March 1998
The first season of Madam Butterfly in February/March 1998; a spectacular 'in the round' production, where the Hall was transformed into a Japanese water garden. It has returned regularly to the Hall.
Puccini's Tosca 'in the round'
Puccini's Tosca performed 'in the round' in English, with Susan Bullock and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
'Concert for Linda'
10 April 1999
'Concert for Linda' was a tribute to the late Linda McCartney, organised by her friends Chrissie Hynde and Carla Lane, and featured Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, George Michael and Paul McCartney.
Bill Gates at the Institute of Directors Annual Conference
28 April 1999
The Institute of Directors Annual Conference has been held at the Hall since 1961. On 28 April 1999 Bill Gates appeared live on a satellite link from America.
Elton John at 'The Equality Show'
28 November 1999
Elton John at 'The Equality Show', celebrating 10 years of working for lesbian and gay equality.
First Teenage Cancer Trust concert
27 November 2000
The first Teenage Cancer Trust concert, organised by Roger Daltry and featuring The Who. The concerts are now in their 10th year. Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer.
By 2002, with access for disabled customers being seen as a priority, the Hall could offer ramp access through many of the entrance doors, accessible seating in the Stalls, Circle, Boxes and Gallery, audio descriptions on selected performances and an infra-red system in the auditorium. The Hall is constantly improving access for all its customers.
Premiere of the James Bond film ‘Die Another Day’
18 November 2002
The premiere of the James Bond film ‘Die Another Day’, attended by its stars Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry and Madonna, and a host of celebrities including all of the former James Bonds with the exception of Sean Connery – 18 November 2002.
Concert for George
29 November 2002
Concert for George was a celebration of the life of George Harrison who had died exactly one year previously. His friends Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and others got together to play his music and pay their respects.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
26 June 2003
J K Rowling launched her book 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' on 26 June 2003. She was interviewed by Stephen Fry, then read extracts of her book to an audience of over 4000 school children.