The February half term holidays are fast approaching, and here at the Hall we’re getting ready for a week of fun and exciting children’s events in the Elgar Room – from Indian classical music to madcap musical theatre. Here’s a look at what we have in store:
On Monday 13 February we welcome iconic band The Blue Lions to the Elgar Room for an exploration of Indian Classical Music, including traditional works and very rare compositions, some of which are hundreds of years old and based upon traditional ragas and mantras.
The Blue Lions will demonstrate performances of rare instruments, including the taus (a bowed string instrument invented by the Sikh Guru) and the tabla (an Indian percussive instrument).
This concert is aimed at children of all ages and their families. All are welcome to sing along to the music!
Lisa Stubbs’ beloved children’s book Lily and Bear has now been adapted for the stage with songs and music, premiering in the Elgar Room on Tuesday 14 February.
Lily likes nothing better than to imagine and draw the things she loves. She draws cats and birds, boats and houses, and one day she draws a bear who comes to life. The two play pirates, sing, and partake in all manner of bear activities.
Animation and puppets help to tell this magical tale about the give and take of friendship.
Join the Royal Albert Hall’s resident Education & Outreach orchestra, Albert’s Band, on a journey into to the wild world of music.
Led by veteran orchestral player and educator Kevin Hathway, the band present a fun and interactive introduction to some of the best pieces of classical music related to the animal kingdom!
These concerts for all ages are held in the Hall’s Elgar Room, with an area reserved for children to sit in front of the stage and get really close to the action. Buggies, babies and budding musicians are all welcome!
Chickenshed’s Tales from the Shed is a vibrant, interactive show full of puppets, songs and stories, providing 0 – 6 year olds with an unforgettable introduction to the joys of theatre.
Both original and traditional stories are brought to life in a land of music, magic and fantastic characters.
This lively and engaging performance will whisk you off to a world where there is no edge to the stage, and the children and performers travel a theatrical journey together. Children are encouraged to get involved with the story and make tons of noise!
Bus numbers 9, 10, 52 and 452 stop right outside the building.
South Kensington tube station does not offer step free access. The nearest underground station with step free access is Green Park.
To plan a visit to the Hall by public transport please visit our public transport page.
Food and Drink
There are restaurants, cafés and bars available throughout the building. Visit our food and drink for more information. Verdi, our Italian restaurant offers a children’s menu.
The Hall is fully accessible for buggies. Please ask a steward upon arrival where to park your buggy. Space might be limited so please be prepared to fold it, and always ensure that any valuables stay with you at all times, as buggies are left at your own risk.
Baby changing facilities are available in our accessible toilets at Doors 4, 8 and 12 on the Ground Floor, near Door 4 on the Grand Tier (level 1) and Door 8 on the Rausing Circle level (level 3).
For more information please visit the Family FAQ section of our website.