What’s On in May '13
To book a Secret History Tour, Grand Tour or Story of the Proms Tour, select a date from the calendar.
The Secret History Tour
Uncover the alternative history of the Royal Albert Hall on the Secret History tour. Learn the connection between the Hall and the Suffragettes, hear backstage stories and gossip, and find out which singer was so overawed by his first view of the venue that he decided to go horse-riding instead of turning up for his concert. From ghost hunters to gangsters, swindlers and charlatans, discover the unexpected story of London’s most iconic concert venue.
The Royal Albert Hall Grand Tour
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 suite, the Royal Retiring Room.
Why not enjoy the definitive English experience by taking a Grand Tour of Royal Albert Hall followed by full Afternoon Tea or Champagne Afternoon Tea, served in the elegant surroundings of the Hall's Verdi restaurant? Afternoon Tea is available Wednesday to Sunday through most of the year. Select the Afternoon Tea option when booking. Alternatively choose our exclusive 1 or 2 course lunch option (available 12 – 5pm) also served in Verdi. You can also enjoy our coffee morning tour (available 9am – 12 noon) with a nice cup of tea or aromatic coffee, together with a delectable pastry, in the Café Bar at Door 12.
Tours are not recommended for children under 7 but they are welcome to attend. Toddlers and babes in arms are admitted at the tour guide's discretion. Up to 2 under 5s go free for each adult ticket purchased (please book in person or call the Box Office on 0845 401 5045).
Story of the Proms Tour (Friday 17 July - Saturday 12 September)
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. Learn about the historic background to this celebrated annual festival.
Please select your tour date in the calendar.
The following tours are also available on selected dates:
Behind the Scenes Tours
An opportunity to witness the inner workings of this world famous building. Available for pre-booked groups of 15 people or more, and individuals on limited dates.
Inside Out Tour
Take a fascinating journey through Victorian history and architecture by following the contours of the Royal Albert Hall building both inside and out.
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.
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.