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Below is a selection of our current releases. You can also view our archive releases here.

  1. 14 July, 2014

    Alison Balsom to lead workshop for kids at iconic music venue

    Three-time Classical Brit award-winner Alison Balsom will take part in three very special events at the Royal Albert Hall over the coming months.
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  2. 11 July, 2014

    Royal Albert Hall extends workshop series with panel event hosted by First Aid Kit’s agent, Natasha Bent

    Natasha Bent, the booking agent for acclaimed Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit, will host a panel discussion and Q&A for young people aspiring to a career in the music industry, at the Royal Albert Hall in September.
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  3. 11 July, 2014

    One-off event to reveal story of Royal Albert Hall in World War One

    Shelling, recruitment rallies and the member of staff who received the Distinguished Conduct Medal – the Royal Albert Hall’s fascinating Great War history will be explored in a special talk at the iconic institution.
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  4. 13 June, 2014

    Royal Albert Hall launches first ever Proms tour

    Which pianist played a Prom 27 years after his death? How did an audience member save André Previn's Carmina Burana? And just what made the Soviet State Orchestra's 1968 concert so controversial?
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  5. 19 May, 2014

    Over 110,000 tickets sold as booking opens for 2014 BBC Proms

    Booking for the BBC Proms 2014 opened at 9am this morning (Saturday 17 May) with close to 109,000 tickets sold in the first 12 hours. In addition, over 1,600 Promming Season Tickets and Weekend Promming Passes, which for the first time went on sale a day early, were sold yesterday, bringing the total number of tickets sold to more than 110,000.
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  6. 12 May, 2014

    Q App makes its debut at the Royal Albert Hall

    The Royal Albert Hall, one of the world’s most famous concert venues, has selected the leading mobile ordering platform Q App to enable its visitors to order and pay for food and drink from their mobile phones, following a successful trial. The service is already available for in-box ordering and at the venue’s North Circle Bar and will be extended to the remaining 13 bars operated by “rhubarb” over the coming weeks.
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  7. 29 April, 2014

    Sir Peter Blake unveils mural masterpiece at the Royal Albert Hall

    Sir Peter Blake - the ‘Godfather of British Pop Art’ – was joined by entertainment greats Roger Daltrey, Noel Gallagher and Michael Palin as he unveiled his latest work of art at the Royal Albert Hall today. The mural, entitled Appearing at the Royal Albert Hall, is a montage of more than 400 stars who have performed at the iconic venue from its opening in 1871 to the present day.
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  8. 28 April, 2014

    Record audiences provide financial boost to the Royal Albert Hall

    The Royal Albert Hall, a financially independent charity that operates without any central or local government revenue funding, today revealed a record performance in 2013 with its highest ever operating income of £18.6 million, a rise of 10.4% on the previous year, boosted by rising box office receipts and sponsorship income. 390 events were held in the main auditorium to a record audience of 1.7 million people (a rise of 7%), and over £1 million was provided by donations from the Hall’s Membership , Trustees and other trusts and foundations.
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  9. 15 April, 2014

    Bryn Terfel announces 50th birthday concert at the Royal Albert Hall

    Legendary Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel will celebrate his 50th birthday on the world’s most famous stage, with a special concert at the Royal Albert Hall featuring his favourite music, from Mozart to show tunes.
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  10. 31 March, 2014

    Royal Albert Hall to open the 'Samsung Digital Classroom' as it unveils unique music education programme

    The Royal Albert Hall has joined forces with Samsung to create a new Digital Classroom within the world famous venue where it will host a unique cross-curriculum music programme for children in the UK aged 7 to 14.
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  11. 21 March, 2014

    Titanic Live - World Premiere

    The biggest-selling orchestral of all time presented live for the very first time by Oscar and Grammy Award winning composer James Horner.
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  12. 4 March, 2014

    Star violinist returns to the Hall

    Celebrated violinist Nicola Benedetti, the two-time winner of Best Female Artist at the Classical BRIT Awards, will return to the Royal Albert Hall in September 2015.
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  13. 28 February, 2014

    Royal Albert Hall announce world premiere of The Godfather Live

    The Royal Albert Hall is making movie fans an offer they can’t refuse – the chance to see The Godfather on the big screen as Nino Rota’s immortal orchestral score is played live.
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  14. 10 February, 2014

    Danny Elfman show returns to the Royal Albert Hall due to phenomenal demand

    A special celebration of composer Danny Elfman’s scores for filmmaker Tim Burton returns to the Albert Hall in December, following its sell-out World Premiere at the venue last year.
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  15. 10 January, 2014

    Back by popular demand: Lang Lang returns to the Royal Albert Hall following sell out 2013 concerts.

    Following his 2013 concerts at the Royal Albert Hall which saw tickets for his second date sell out within 48 hours, a record for a solo recital by any classical musician at the venue in recent times, interest in the classical pianist Lang Lang is at an all-time high. As a result, the venue has announced that Lang Lang will be back next year on April 20 and 22 2015.
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  16. 25 July, 2013

    Royal Albert Hall presents: An Evening with Alison Balsom - her first solo show at the Royal Albert Hall

    Winner of three Classical BRIT Awards, trumpeter Alison Balsom is right at the top of her game and has performed to audiences around the world. Now the darling of the classical musical world performs at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 13 October 2014 for her first solo show at the London venue.
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Rick Burin
020 7959 0531

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Ellen Morgan
020 7959 0500 Ext 3004

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020 7959 0510

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