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  • Queen's 50th Anniversary concert

    30 July 2003

    HM The Queen's 50th Anniversary concert. Her Majesty went  into the arena to meet the Prommers.

  • Classical BRIT Awards

    26 May 2004

    The annual Classical BRIT Awards ceremony  was inaugurated by the British Phonographic Industry  in 2000, in recognition of the achievements of classical musicians and the growth of classical music sales in the UK.

    Seen here Nigel Kennedy who won the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award in 2000.

  • Sir Elton John

    4 July 2004

    Sir Elton John on 4 July 2004, with the Royal Academy of Music Orchestra & Choir, and his band, in aid of The Elton John Scholarship Fund. Sir Elton is the most famous former student of the Academy.

  • Carmen

    February & March 2005

    An 'in the round' performance of Bizet’s tragic masterpiece Carmen in February/March 2005, where the arena was transformed into a town square, cigarette factory, inn and smugglers hideout.

  • Cream together again for the first time in 37 years

    May 2005

    The legendary band Cream perform  together again for the first time in 37 years.

  • Die Walkure performed by Placido Domingo

    18 July 2005

    Die Walkure, performed by Placido Domingo, Bryn Terfel and the Orchestra  of the Royal Opera House as part of the Proms season.

  • Ravi Shankar

    3 August 2005

    For his 85th birthday tour, Ravi Shankar made  his first appearance at a BBC Prom with  his daughter Anoushka.

  • Roger Daltry performs with Razorlight

    30 March 2006

    Roger Daltry performs with Razorlight as part of a week of fundraising concerts for Teenage Cancer Trust.

  • The War of the Worlds

    18 April 2006

    Jeff Wayne conducted his musical version of 'The War of The Worlds’' on 18 April 2006, featuring The Black Smoke Band and ULLAdubULLA Strings, with special guest Justin Hayward and Richard Burton as The Journalist.

  • Bill Clinton ‘Leadership for the Future’

    26 September 2006

    Bill Clinton gave his lecture 'Leadership for the  Future', discussed his time in office and current affairs, and then invited questions from the audience.

  • Jay Z

    27 September 2006

    For the first time in 2 years, the American Hip Hop artist graced a UK stage to perform his multi-award winning lyrics.

  • The Secret Policeman’s Ball

    14 October 2006

    The Secret Policeman's Ball on 14 October 2006 was staged for Amnesty International. Pictured are Richard E Grant, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Stephen Mangan and Russell Brand taking part in a 'Cluedo' sketch.

  • Lily Allen at the Swarovski 'Fashion Rocks'

    18 October 2007

    Lily Allen singing at the Swarowski 'Fashion Rocks' event, surrounded by dresses designed by Chanel. The event was in support of the Prince's Trust.

  • Dunlop Table Tennis Masters

    17 March 2008

    Table tennis has had a long association with the Hall, the first matches being played in 1938. After a 3 decade break, the 'Dunlop Table Tennis Masters' brought the game back to the Hall on 17 March 2008.

  • Dalai Lama

    22 May 2008

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama discussing 'Universal  Responsibility in the Modern World' and how we can all make a difference. A packed Hall listened to his words 'The 20th Century was one of war and  bloodshed. Let us make the 21st Century the century of dialogue... then  there will be a real possibility of peace'.

  • Doctor Who Prom

    27 July 2008

    On 27 July, the BBC Proms season of 2008 featured a family concert of music from the Doctor Who series, with the help of Daleks, Cybermen and other aliens from the series.

  • The Killers

    3 November 2008

    The Las Vegas alternative rock band The Killers, formed in 2002 and part of the post-punk revival movement, draw their influences from the music styles of the 1980's.

  • The King and I

    June 2009

    The classic musical 'The King and I' by Rodgers and Hammerstein, was staged in the round with all the much loved songs such as 'Shall We Dance?', with award winning musical theatre actress Maria Friedman and 'Lost' star Daniel Dae Kim.

  • LOAD Exhibition

    June 2009

    The Hall commissioned graffiti artists to depict its 138 year history, displaying murals of the most iconic figures to have graced the stage and the most memorable moments. The Hall's loading bay was transformed for this edgiest and most unique exhibition in June 2009.

  • BBC Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall

    12 November 2009

    BBC Children in Need rocked the Hall on 12 November 2009, the line up included Take That, Robbie Williams, Snow Patrol, Lily Allen, Sir Paul McCartney and Dame Shirley Bassey who brought the house down when she sang a duet with Dizzee Rascal.