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Past Projects

The Royal Albert Hall works with a wide variety of groups and organisations on projects that connect with the Hall's diverse programme and fulfil the Hall's purpose to promote the arts and sciences. Our work ranges from engineering projects to fashion shows and from orchestral workshops to art exhibitions! Have a look below at some of our current, past and future projects.

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  • Street Child World Cup
    The record-breaking culmination of a Brazilian samba drumming project held in support of the Street Child World Cup.
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    Jake Bugg held a music workshop ahead of his Albert Sessions concert at the Hall.
  • Nicola Benedetti
    As part of the Royal Albert Hall's Albert Sessions and alongside her Royal Albert Hall concert, Nicola Benedetti ran a series of string workshops and master classes.
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    During the course of the Proms, the Royal Albert Hall education and outreach team worked with the BBC Proms Learning team to give 3 groups of young people from London the opportunity to participate in exclusive workshops with world class Proms artists.

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    The Royal Albert Hall's house band Albert's Band travelled to Camp Bestival for the first time to deliver a festival first: the Royal Albert Hall Ginormous Percussion Orchestra!
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    The leading British boy band hosted a press conference for young cancer patients from the Teens United charity.
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    Secondary school students held their own press conference with indie band Foals.
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    An exciting weekend of music making for families! Experience an exclusive family tour of the Hall and a pre-concert workshop before attending an acclaimed in-the-round production of Carmen.
  • Soweto Kinch | Royal Albert Hall
    A songwriting workshop for young people from MOBO Award winning artist Soweto Kinch.
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    The Scottish singer worked with the Royal Albert Hall as part of its own ongoing work in music provision and championing youth music in the UK to undertake some exciting education activities.
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    The double MOBO Award winning saxophonist presented an interactive music workshop for Saxophone students from across London.
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    Throughout 2011 and 2012, teenagers with cancer, their friends, families and carers have been taking part in art workshops run by Royal Albert Hall Education.
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    Dayglo, a play written by Abi Bown, aims to explore the issues raised by advances in pharmacogenetics and genetic testing and screening in relation to Sickle Cell disease and Breast cancer.
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    A packed day of free events, workshops and talks at eight different locations along and around Exhibition Road.
  • Mind the Gap
    Mind the Gap, a play exploring the ethics surrounding the advances in brain research was this year’s theatre residency as part of National Science & Engineering Week.
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    On 3 May, pupils from fifteen London primary schools came to the Royal Albert Hall to present design and engineering inspired by Cirque Du Soleil’s show Totem to a panel of experts from Rolls-Royce, Cirque du Soleil, Westminster and the Royal Albert Hall.
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    In this year long project ten young people will be trained in how to become a press photographer, gaining unique access to photograph high profile events at the Hall.
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    This exciting project will see schools from Lincolnshire and London create a film pitch for a new version of Madam Butterfly.
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     In this unique and exciting project Learning & Participation asked young people from Special and Specialist schools nationally to reinterpret the Royal Albert Hall’s iconic Victorian mosaic frieze.
  • Thumbnail TCT Music
    In March 2010 Learning & Participation worked with Teenage Cancer Trust to run music workshops for teenagers from TCT units around the country for the seventh year running.
  • Thumbnail Creative Quarter 10
    This exciting and free careers day took place on Friday 19 November 2010 and is a great opportunity for students aged 13 - 19 to find out more about working in creative industries.
  • Thumb Celebrating Remembrance
    Continuing the work of previous years, Learning & Participation have worked with The National Army Museum, The Royal Hospital Chelsea and The Commonwealth War Graves Commission on a thought provoking art and history project that coincides with The Festival of Remembrance. 
  • Thumbnail Fuse
    On Sunday 25th July Royal Albert Hall Learning & Participation’s Albert’s Band ran a series of Rock & Pop song writing workshops for The Royal Parks brand new FUSE event hosted in Kensington Gardens.
  • Thumbnail Swanning Around 2
    This summer English National Ballet, the Royal Albert Hall and WebPlay have worked with pupils from both the UK and China to create a unique dance performance project, inspired by Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Crossing cultural boundaries, this project brought together over 200 young people from five groups in Hong Kong and China and five schools in the UK.
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    On Monday 17 May, the Royal Albert Hall was buzzing and awash with a sea of performers in colourful t-shirts as over 1400 students from 34 primary and secondary schools in Westminster came together to perform the spectacular premiere of The World in Our City.
  • Thumbnail Icarus II
    Find out more about this exciting engineering project involving students from schools in Westminster and Barnet.
  • Thumbnail Event Starfish
    Royal Albert Hall Learning and Participation and Y Touring Theatre Company were proud to present a residency of the theatre company’s latest play, Starfish as part of National Science Week.
  • Thumbnail Classical Spectacular Workshops
    Learning & Participation's Albert's Band is working with schools in two London boroughs: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Barnet to give them opportunity to learn more about the pieces and instruments they will see in Classical Spectacular® through these interactive workshops.
  • Thumbnail TCT Art
    These innovative workshops involve teenagers from Teenage Cancer Trust units around the country working with artist Gill Hickman to create their own artworks. These will be displayed both in the Hall and at the TCT units.
  • Thumbnail Creative Quarter
    Creative Quarter was a free one-day event for students aged 14 - 19 to meet staff from the creative industries and find out more about careers in these fields.
  • Thumbnail Reflecting Remembrance
    Once again Learning & Participation have been working in partnership with the National Army Museum, the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the Royal British Legion and Poppy Travel to mount an exhibition to run alongside the Festival of Remembrance.

     

  • Thumbnail One Sun One World
    One Sun One World is an exciting collaborative project which culminated in an amazing performance in October 2009. English Chamber Orchestra, senior students from the Royal College of Music and 1500 students from schools in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea performed the premiere performance of this specially commisioned piece to celebrate WWF's 50th anniversary.
  • The King and I
    Several young journalists were given the opportunity to go behind the scenes of The King & I. See their interview with Daniel Dae Kim and see behind the scenes photos!
  • Thumbnail Sideshow
    Sideshow! is an exciting project for pupils from schools in Westminster and Barnet to produce their own 3D working models inspired by the Cirque du Soleil® show, Quidam.
  • Thumbnail Arena of Debate
    Learning & Participation teamed up with Y Touring Theatre Company to run a unique project which brought together science and media arts and resulted in a large scale debate in April 2009 which saw the Royal Albert Hall transformed into a huge debating chamber.
  • Thumbnail Carmen Revised
    The Traveller Women’s Group from Ealing and students from the Purcell School produced an exciting new version of Bizet's opera Carmen which was performed in the Elgar Room at the Hall in March 2009.
  • Thumbnail Remembrance
    The Festival of Remembrance is an annual event held at the Royal Albert Hall in honour of those who have given their lives in the service of their country. For the third year running Learning & Participation mounted an exhibition to run alongside the Festival. 
  • Thumbnail Summertime 2
    Learning & Participation teamed up with English National Ballet and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing for this amazing project involving 12 schools, 12 different dance styles and 2 fantastic performances here at the Hall!
  • Thumbnail Albert Sessions
    In the first of The Albert Sessions projects, students from secondary schools in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea attended a special press conference with The Wombats and saw this exciting indie band’s first gig at the Hall.
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    Leading scientists and school pupils teamed up in a unique exhibition that took place at the Royal Albert Hall fusing both science and art in a stunning range of illustrations of the microscopic and the cosmic.
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    In early 2008 a group of young people from the Enfield Youth Offending Service worked with a playwright to create a modern-day version of the opera, Tosca. The final script of Last Standing was given a rehearsed reading in the Elgar Room with actors from stage and screen vividly bringing this new work to life.
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    The Madam Butterfly Fashion Show was a multi-media extravaganza involving fifteen schools and colleges from across the capital which culminated in a fabulous performance on 5 March 2007.
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