As part of The Great Excavation project we’ve been digging deep down under the Royal Albert Hall’s south-west quadrant, with the aim of adding 1000m² of multi-purpose space to this historic venue.

So far we have: excavated 5,000m3 of ground, diverted a 8m deep Thames Water sewer, pushed 104 15m-long sheet piles into the ground to hold up the walls of the hole, and discovered hundreds of oyster shells among our interesting and unusual finds.

We squashed the months of work it took to dig our huge hole into a speedy one minute video:

All of this work is being carried out ahead of the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th birthday, on 29 March 2021, and will form part of our series of events and activities to celebrate our past, present and future!

As we prepare for our very special birthday we want to hear from as many of you as possible who have been part of our first 150 years. Whether you’ve performed here, visited here or even watched us on the television, we want to know your memories and what the Hall means to you.
Share your #RAH150 memories