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Tours of the Royal Albert Hall

Front of house tour

Grand Tour

Take a tour of the Royal Albert Hall and experience the excitement inside one of the most famous entertainment venues in the world as it prepares for the evening's performance. Our engaging guides will take you on a journey through this iconic building, bringing to life its fascinating history and sharing some of its secrets. This is a one-hour tour covering all Front of House areas including the stunning auditorium, the Gallery and the Queen's private suites, the Royal Retiring Room.

History of the Proms tour

During the BBC Proms season (Friday 18 July – Saturday 13 September), celebrate the history of the world’s largest classical music festival on a History of the 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 is the most performed piece of music at the Proms? The answers to these questions and more are revealed in this unique tour through the history of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. As well as learning about the historic background to the celebrated annual concerts programme, there will be a chance to see where the magic happens, as the tour climaxes in the Hall’s famous auditorium – with its 9,999-pipe organ – which has housed the Proms since 1941.

All tours are conducted in English. Each tour is subject to availability and limited to 20 people. Groups of 15 or more may book a private group tour. You can find out more about group tours here. Booking in advance is strongly recommended.

Please note that under 5s are not permitted on tours during the BBC Proms season, which runs from mid-July to mid-September. 

Please select your tour date in the calendar.

The following tours are also available on selected dates:

Royal Albert Hall afternoon tea tours 

Afternoon Tea Tours

Enjoy a quintessentially English experience with a front of house tour followed by afternoon tea served in the sumptuous surroundings of one of the Hall's state rooms.

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Behind the Scenes Tours

We occasionally offer the opportunity to witness the inner workings of this world famous building. Currently only available for pre-booked groups of 15 people or more.

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 Royal Albert Hall tours 

Group Tours

If you have a group of 15 or more people, you can book a private tour at a special rate. We also have The Inside Out Tour available exclusively for groups.

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 Royal Albert Hall school tours 


Take your class on an engaging journey through the Royal Albert Hall, using its rich history to explore the Victorian age, with the Victorian Experience tour for schools.

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Earth, Wind & fire


Saturday 13 September 2014

Join in the Last Night celebrations in Hyde Park, featuring a host of musical stars including Pumeza Matshikiza,
Rufus Wainwright and Earth, Wind
& Fire.

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History of the Proms tour


Friday 18 July - Saturday 13 September

Which pianist played a Prom 27 years after his death? How did an audience member save André Previn's Carmina Burana? The answers to these questions and more are revealed in this unique tour.

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