Go behind the curtain of this much-loved Grade I listed building and gain access to parts of the Hall usually off limits to the public. This includes taking you under the stage, into one of our dressing rooms where all the stars have prepared to perform, and also the loading bay deep underground.
This is an opportunity to acquire a rare insight into how the show, hospitality and technical teams come together to stage over 390 different events in the main auditorium per year.
The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes.
Each tour offers a unique experience and may include opportunities to see artists rehearsing for their evening performance. The Royal Albert Hall is a working building so the content of the tours may vary and due to events some areas may occasionally be closed.
‘We loved this back stage tour of Albert Hall. It takes about 1 hour and the guides are first class. We had many photo opportunities and sat in the Royal Box. The tours are every half hour and are very well organised. There is a cafe so a coffee before or after is a real treat. Highly recommend this tour.’
Carol B, North Yorkshire, TripAdvisor
‘Really enjoyed a tour of the Hall, which included a rare opportunity to see the ‘lesser known’ parts such as the basement loading area – much more interesting than it might sound! Guide was brilliant and the whole experience was much enhanced by his knowledge, enthusiasm and personality.’
JLWreview, London, TripAdvisor
‘The backstage tour of Royal Albert Hall is fascinating. It’s an amazing venue, and the guide we had was well-informed and accommodating. It’s quite different to a lot of experiences available to visitors to London, and we recommend it.’
raintree53, Brisbane, Australia, TripAdvisor
Add-on Food & Drink
Make the most of your visit to the Hall and combine your tour with elevenses, lunch or afternoon tea.
Coffee and pastry
Enjoy a coffee and pastry after the tour in the bustling Café Bar, located by the Box Office (Door 12) £4.00 per person
Tuck in to a delicious lunch after the tour in the Hall’s relaxed restaurant, Verdi – Italian Kitchen. Choose from pizza, pasta ice cream and more. Price includes tea or coffee. 1 course £13.50 per person, 2 courses £18.50 (Tuesday-Sunday)
Feather-light scones, delicious cakes, perfect sandwiches and a pot of the finest East India Company tea make this the quintessentially British experience against the backdrop of the Hall and the Royal College of Music. £30 per person or £40 with Moët & Chandon champagne (Tuesday – Sunday)
- Enjoy a 10% discount on items in the Hall’s gift shop, Café Bar and Verdi – Italian Kitchen with your tour ticket
- Concessionary tickets available for students, and 60 years old and over
- Please note: There are a lot of stairs on the tour, so customers are advised to wear flat shoes. Lifts are also available when required.
- This tour features busy working areas and is only suitable for children over the age of 12. All tours visitors require a ticket.
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All front of house tours are fully accessible to customers with disabilities.
We are also able to offer tours for deaf and visually impaired customers as well as touch tours. For more information, please contact our Box Office on 0845 401 5045.
We offer private Behind the Scenes tours for groups of 15+ and specially tailored Grand Tours to school groups of any size. To receive our special group rate please complete our online group booking form or call 020 7959 0558 to book your tour of this magnificent building.
Online Price: Adults £16, Concessions £14, Children (6 – 16 years) £8.75 (including 25p booking fee)
Terms and conditions
Please note that a £50 cancellation fee will be charged if a booking is cancelled with less than two weeks’ notice.