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Below is a selection of our archive releases which you can select by year from the drop-down menu below. You can also view our current releases here.

  1. 21 December, 2011

    Classical music on Sunday mornings at the Royal Albert Hall return for 2012

    The Royal Albert Hall and their neighbours at the Royal College of Music are delighted to announce that Classical Coffee Mornings will be returning in 2012. These concerts give audiences the chance to listen to outstanding talent from the College as their students give classical recitals in the Hall’s Elgar Room.
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  2. 19 December, 2011

    Elgar Comedy returns to the Royal Albert Hall in 2012

    Following a successful launch in 2011, the Royal Albert Hall is delighted to announce the return of Elgar Comedy in 2012. Once again, established comedians and cutting-edge comedy newcomers will entertain Elgar Room audiences with their lively banter and vivacious stand-up routines.
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  3. 6 December, 2011

    Exceptional jazz at the Royal Albert Hall returns for 2012

    Following its continued success, the Royal Albert Hall will once again open its doors for another Late Night Jazz season at the beginning of 2012. Featuring a wide range of award-winning and critically acclaimed jazz artists in the relaxed and intimate setting of the Elgar Room, this offers the perfect winter night out.
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  4. 23 November, 2011

    George Michael reschedules Royal Albert Hall concert for May 2012

    Following the cancellation of his Wednesday 26 October performance, the replacement date for George Michael’s Symphonica – The Orchestral Tour at the Royal Albert Hall has now been confirmed as Wednesday 2 May 2012.
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  5. 10 November, 2011

    Royal Albert Hall and IMG Artists present: Valentina Lisitsa - 19 June 2012, Royal Albert Hall

    Heralded as ‘a gigantic talent’ and her multi-faceted playing described as ‘dazzling’, pianist Valentina Lisitsa pushes traditional boundaries to reach out to audiences around the globe. Now the most sought-after classical musician on the web performs at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 19 June 2012 for a special one-off piano recital.
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  6. 8 November, 2011

    Join The Wonderful World of Captain Beaky and His Band for a festive treat for the whole family in aid of UNICEF

    Join Timid Toad, Reckless Rat, Artful Owl and Batty Bat for a festive evening with surprise special guests in aid of UNICEF at The Wonderful World of Captain Beaky and His Band on Sunday 11 December at the Royal Albert Hall.
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  7. 20 October, 2011

    Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall present AIDA

    Hot on the heels of the huge success of the fifth revival of their smash-hit success production of Madam Butterfly in a water-filled Royal Albert Hall, Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall today announced that they will stage a brand new production of Verdi’s AIDA, with an exciting new creative team, in the Royal Albert Hall in February 2012.
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  8. 19 October, 2011

    The Cloudy Bay Wine Bar at the Royal Albert Hall

    On 1st October, the curtain rose on the new Cloudy Bay Wine Bar at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Cloudy Bay Wine Bar, situated on the Second Tier (Door 3), serves a fabulous selection of wines and a complementary menu of delicious seafood dishes. Open two hours prior to performances, the Cloudy Bay Wine Bar offers guests of the Royal Albert Hall a unique luxury pre-show aperitif and light-dining experience. It will also very occasionally be open post-show.
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  9. 19 October, 2011

    World class ice skaters take Swan Lake to new heights

    Following their acclaimed performance of Cinderella on Ice in 2010, international ice dance sensation, The Imperial Ice Stars, are set to make a triumphant return to the ROYAL ALBERT HALL from Friday 18 until Sunday 20 May 2012 with a dynamic new staging of their award-winning masterpiece Swan Lake on Ice.
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  10. 7 October, 2011

    Royal Albert Hall celebrates Best Venue Teamwork Award win at the Live UK Summit

    In another very successful year, the Royal Albert Hall is delighted to announce today that it has won Best Venue Teamwork at the Live UK Music Business Awards last night for the second year running.
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  11. 4 October, 2011

    Royal Albert Hall voted a Coolbrand for the third successive year

    The Royal Albert Hall has again been announced as one of the UK’s leading brands in the 2011/2012 Coolbrands list for the third successive year. The Coolbrands status complements the Hall’s ongoing status as a Superbrand and Leading Leisure and Entertainment Destination, which was achieved in March 2011, and places it alongside brands such as Aston Martin, Bang and Olufsen and Chanel and in the company of several of the Hall’s partner brands – Asahi, Aspall Cyder, Häagen-Dazs and Moët & Chandon. The Coolbrands announcement follows an independent selection process based on the views of over 2,000 members of the British public.
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  12. 27 September, 2011

    Sonic Editions present The Uncut Collection:
    Music photography available to fans to view and purchase for the first time at the Royal Albert Hall

    As part of the Hall’s reflect series and in partnership with Sonic Editions and Uncut magazine, a new exhibition The Uncut Collection will showcase limited edition music photography, available to fans for the first time, from Wednesday 5 October - Tuesday 1 November.
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  13. 21 September, 2011

    West Side Story - celebrate the 50th anniversary of this classic film with live orchestra for the exclusive European premiere.

    Fifty years after its release, the MGM re-mastered film comes to the big screen in high definition with its original vocals and dialog intact. Experience this classic romantic tragedy and the bitter battle between the Jets and the Sharks as Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score, featuring the much loved ‘America’, ‘Somewhere’ and ‘Tonight’, is dramatically brought to life on stage by a full symphony orchestra.
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  14. 5 September, 2011

    Metronomy partner with Royal Albert Hall to engage with younger audiences

    Having recently made the 17-strong list of ‘coolest things in the world’ by Stuff magazine, Metronomy make their Royal Albert Hall debut on Monday 3 October as part of the Hall’s Albert Sessions scheme.
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  15. 31 August, 2011

    Royal Albert Hall Cup Sponsored by Holts Bank

    Boxing is set to make a long awaited return to the world-famous Royal Albert Hall with a grudge contest between the UK Armed Forces and the US Armed Forces in association with the charity, Tickets for Troops, it was announced today.
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  16. 16 August, 2011

    Gaggle announce they will take their The Brilliant and the Dark performance to the Royal Albert Hall

    Gaggle have announced they will take their reworking of The Brilliant and the Dark back to its original home at the Royal Albert Hall in September. Having previously performed it at The Royal Festival Hall, ICA and Women’s Library they now come to the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, over 40 years after the original was performed there.
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  17. 10 August, 2011

    Elgar Comedy Returns to the Royal Albert Hall with a Fantastic Line-up for its Autumn Series

    The Royal Albert Hall is delighted to announce the much anticipated return of Elgar Comedy this autumn. Once again, established comedians and cutting-edge comedy newcomers will entertain Elgar Room audiences with their lively banter and vivacious stand-up routines. This new season features great shows from Eric Lampaert and Joel Dommett, Nathon Caton and Tom Price, Andi Osho and Mathew Crosby & Tom Deacon and Iain Stirling.
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  18. 5 August, 2011

    Stellar musical line-up announced for Spirit of London Awards 2011

    Tinchy Stryder, Katy B and Dionne Bromfield confirmed to perform at this year’s awards
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  19. 26 July, 2011

    Royal Albert Hall provides the Hall free of charge for Spirit of London Awards

    The Royal Albert Hall is delighted to award this year’s ‘charity free let’ to the Spirit of London Awards and the Damilola Taylor Trust and provide the Royal Albert Hall free of charge to host this celebration for inspirational young people in the capital.
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  20. 25 July, 2011

    Classical Music on Autumn Sunday Mornings at the Royal Albert Hall

    The Royal Albert Hall and their neighbours at the Royal College of Music have reunited once again for another season of Classical Coffee Mornings.
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  21. 25 July, 2011

    Enjoy free live music at the Royal Albert Hall this autumn

    The popular ignite series returns for another season.
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  22. 25 July, 2011

    Enjoy Sundays with vibrant live music and a delicious brunch at the Royal Albert Hall

    The Hall is delighted to announce a further ignite brunch series this autumn in the Café Consort, where vibrant live music is enjoyed with a relaxing two-course brunch.
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  23. 25 July, 2011

    Exceptional jazz at the Royal Albert Hall returns for a dynamic autumn season

    Late Night Jazz returns for another season
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  24. 25 July, 2011

    New Spitfire Bar Plays Leading Role at the Royal Albert Hall

    Two great British institutions have forged a unique partnership to combine top quality entertainment with great ale in the heart of London.
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  25. 13 July, 2011

    Royal Albert Hall agrees exclusive partnership with Girard-Perregaux

    The Royal Albert Hall, one of the world’s leading entertainment venues, has confirmed Girard-Perregaux, luxury Swiss manufactured timepieces, as its official time-keeping partner.
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  26. 11 July, 2011

    Nominations open for London “Community Oscars”

    Now in its third exceptional year, the hugely anticipated Spirit of London Awards (SOLA) returns to centre-stage today, announcing the call for nominations. Celebrating the greatest achievements of young people across London, the awards will be held on Monday 10th October 2011.
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  27. 24 June, 2011

    Cosmonauts from the International Space Station send goodwill message to rare photo exhibition

    The organisers of a rare photography exhibition have received a good luck message from the International Space Station.
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  28. 6 June, 2011

    World-First Photo Exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall: "Poyekhali!" Yuri Gagarin & The Dawn of Space Exploration

    RIA Novosti, Russia’s leading news agency and Science Photo Library have collaborated for this exclusive photo showcase. The collection tells the story of Yuri Gagarin's life – from his birth until his untimely death in 1968.
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  29. 3 June, 2011

    hush returns to the Elgar Room in 2011 with a stellar line up

    hush in Association with Rockfeedback Present The Wave Pictures, Unknown Mortal Orchestra & Special Guest (TBC)
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  30. 8 May, 2011

    376 tickets sold every minute during the first hour of BBC Proms booking

    85,921 tickets sold in first day of booking shows that BBC Proms is as popular as ever. Booking for the BBC Proms 2011 opened yesterday (Saturday 7 May) and 85,921 tickets were sold within the first 12 hours. This is a 7.39% increase compared with last year, when 80,000 tickets were allocated during the first day.
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  31. 27 April, 2011

    Elgar Comedy makes a comeback to the Royal Albert Hall with Nina Conti and exclusive Edinburgh previews

    The Royal Albert Hall is delighted to announce that Elgar Comedy is returning to The Elgar Room this summer. After the success of the first season, established comedians and cutting-edge comedy newcomers will once again entertain Elgar Room audiences with their lively banter and vivacious stand-up routines.
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  32. 6 April, 2011

    The Royal Albert Hall becomes a sponsor for Music For Youth

    Music for Youth, the world’s largest music festival for young people is delighted to announce that the Royal Albert Hall is to become a major sponsor.
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  33. 4 April, 2011

    Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London Becomes Exclusive 5* Hotel Partner to the Royal Albert Hall

    The Royal Albert Hall has signed an exclusive two-year deal with Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park establishing it as the preferred 5-star hotel partner to the world class venue.
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  34. 26 March, 2011

    Human powered projection casts natural world images onto Royal Albert Hall for WWF’s Earth Hour

    As the UK skyline plunges into darkness for WWF’s Earth Hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 26 March, human energy will light up the Royal Albert Hall with images of endangered species including dolphins and tigers.
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  35. 25 March, 2011

    Classical music on summer Sunday mornings at the Royal Albert Hall

    The Royal Albert Hall and their neighbours at the Royal College of Music have reunited once again for another season of Classical Coffee Mornings. The summer 2011 series of Sunday morning concerts gives audiences the chance to listen to outstanding talent from the College as their students give classical recitals in the Hall’s Elgar Room. With a continued inclusive offer that includes a hot drink and a pastry, this is the perfect opportunity to relax on a Sunday morning whilst listening to some truly exceptional musicians.
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  36. 25 March, 2011

    Enjoy free live music at the Royal Albert Hall this summer

    In the summer of 2011 the Royal Albert Hall opens its doors to another free ignite series in the Café Consort. From 1920’s ballroom nostalgia to true country blues, the Royal Albert Hall’s latest ignite series gives you the opportunity to hear outstanding live music for free in the relaxed atmosphere of the Café Consort.
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  37. 25 March, 2011

    Enjoy summer Sundays with vibrant live music and a delicious brunch at the Royal Albert Hall

    The Hall is delighted to announce a further ignite brunch series in the Café Consort, where vibrant live music is enjoyed with a relaxing two-course brunch.
    Download PDF version

  38. 25 March, 2011

    Relaxing summer nights with exceptional jazz at the Royal Albert Hall

    In the summer of 2011 the Royal Albert Hall opens its doors to another Late Night Jazz series. Following the continued success of the format, the new series features a wide range of award-winning and critically acclaimed jazz artists in the relaxed and intimate setting of the Elgar Room, offering the perfect summer night out for both devoted and new fans of jazz.
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  39. 7 March, 2011

    Royal Albert Hall Agrees an Exclusive Partnership With Asahi Beer

    Asahi, Japan’s number one beer, available in the finest bars, clubs and restaurants, has recently signed a partnership agreement with one of the UK’s most treasured and popular venues, the Royal Albert Hall.
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  40. 1 March, 2011

    Aspall appointed exclusive cider of the Royal Albert Hall

    Aspall has been chosen as the sole cider supplier to the world class Royal Albert Hall, in an exclusive three-year deal.
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  41. 1 March, 2011

    Royal Albert Hall voted Superbrands Leading Leisure and Entertainment Destination for the fourth successive year

    The Royal Albert Hall has again been announced as one of the UK’s leading brands in the 2010/11 Superbrands list, achieving 18th position, the Hall’s highest placement to date, as well as being voted Leading Leisure and Entertainment Destination for the fourth year running. The announcement follows an independent selection process based on the views of over 2,000 British consumers. Earlier this year, the Hall was also awarded Coolbrand status for the second successive year.
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  42. 25 February, 2011

    Mind the Gap by Abi Brown at the Royal Albert Hall and Picturehouse Cinemas nationwide

    For the second year running, the Royal Albert Hall’s Learning and Participation team and Y Touring Theatre Company are staging a week long theatre residency as part of National Science and Engineering Week and Brain Awareness Week 2011. Each performance will be followed by a debate to encourage discussion around the ethical questions posed by advances in neuroscience and the future of brain research and will feature a guest expert in the field of neuroscience.
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  43. 25 February, 2011

    Royal Albert Hall celebrates its 140th birthday with a successful expansion of its programming

    Nearly 140 years ago to the day, on March 29 1871, Her Majesty Queen Victoria opened the Royal Albert Hall in memory of her late husband Prince Albert as a multipurpose building that would be used to promote his vision of ‘a central Hall’, used for the understanding and appreciation of the Arts and Sciences. Now 140 years on, as the Hall approaches this milestone birthday, the venue is thriving more than ever before with the expansion of its own artistic programming and the successful first year of a new performance space, The Elgar Room, maintaining their leading position within the international entertainment industry and upholding Prince Albert’s original vision from all those years ago.
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  44. 14 February, 2011

    Royal Albert Hall celebrates 13th Pollstar Award!

    The Royal Albert Hall is delighted to once again be awarded International Theatre of the Year at the prestigious Pollstar Concert Industry Awards at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Since 1994, the Hall has received this honour a record thirteen times maintaining their leading position within the international entertainment industry.
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  45. 10 February, 2011

    Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall present English National Ballet in Strictly Gershwin

    Following a sell-out season in 2008, Strictly Gershwin returns to the Royal Albert Hall for 13 performances only from Thursday 9 June – Sunday 19 June 2011. English National Ballet and an array of special guests will celebrate one of the finest composers of all time, the big band era and the razzmatazz of the forties for this in-the-round dance spectacular.
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  46. 8 February, 2011

    The Royal Albert Hall celebrates its 140th birthday with 140 tour tickets for £1.40

    The Royal Albert Hall will be celebrating its 140th birthday on Tuesday 29 March by offering 140 tickets on their Front of House tours for £1.40, rather than the usual price of £8.50. These engaging tours give visitors the chance to explore the workings of this most iconic of buildings, bringing to life the Hall’s fascinating history and sharing some of its secrets.
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  47. 8 February, 2011

    Two Royal institutions come together to celebrate a year in the life of the Royal Albert Hall in a specially commissioned exhibition

    The Royal Albert Hall has partnered with the Royal Watercolour Society to commission a year in the life of the Hall through a series of watercolour paintings, which will be displayed as part of the Hall’s Reflect exhibition series from Saturday 23 April – Tuesday 7 June.
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  48. 13 January, 2011

    The Wachowski Brothers’ classic takes a cinematic red pill with a high-definition screening accompanied by a live orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall

    Following the sold-out performances of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Matrix will be the latest film to be presented with a live orchestra this October as the NDR Pops Orchestra creates a unique cinematic experience at the Royal Albert Hall.
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  49. 10 January, 2011

    Sunday morning classical concerts return to the Royal Albert Hall. In association with the Royal College of Music

    The Royal Albert Hall and their neighbours at the Royal College of Music have reunited once again for another season of Classical Coffee Mornings. The Spring 2011 series of Sunday morning concerts give audiences the chance to listen to outstanding talent from the College as their students give classical recitals in the Hall’s Elgar Room. With a continued inclusive offer that includes a hot drink and a pastry, this is the perfect opportunity to relax on a Sunday morning whilst listening to some truly exceptional musicians.
    Download PDF version

  50. 10 January, 2011

    Free music at the Royal Albert Hall: The popular ignite series returns for another season

    In 2011 the Royal Albert Hall opens its doors to another ignite series in the Café Consort. From gypsy blues to African soul, the Royal Albert Hall’s latest ignite series gives you the opportunity to hear outstanding live music for free in the relaxed atmosphere of the Café Consort.
    Download PDF version

  51. 10 January, 2011

    Vibrant live music with a delicious brunch at the Royal Albert Hall - ignite brunch returns for another season

    The Hall is delighted to announce a further ignite brunch series in the Café Consort, where vibrant live music is enjoyed with a relaxing two-course brunch.
    Download PDF version

  52. 10 January, 2011

    Royal Albert Hall gets jazzed up once again - Late Night Jazz returns for another season

    In 2011 the Royal Albert Hall opens its doors to another Late Night Jazz series in the Elgar Room. Following the continued success of the format, the new series will encompass a range of talented artists fusing the worlds of jazz, rhythm, swing and blues to establish the Elgar Room as the late night venue in the capital to enjoy jazz.
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