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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.