There are few artists more closely associated with the Royal Albert Hall than Eric Clapton.

‘Slowhand’ first played the Hall in 1964 with The Yardbirds, and has gone on to perform on more than 200 further occasions, including legendary farewell and subsequent reunion gigs with Cream and numerous sold-out residencies as a solo artist.

We recently caught up with Eric to reflect on his unrivalled history at the venue and he shared with us his memories of those Cream concerts, the shows he’s enjoyed as a punter, and some surprising backstage stories:


2021 will see the Royal Albert Hall turn 150 years old, and to celebrate we’re planning a whole series of events and activities to celebrate our past, present and future.

As we prepare for this 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 like Eric, visited here or even watched us on the television, we want to know your memories and what the Hall means to you.

Please share what you can via our online form, or on Twitter or Instagram using #RAH150 to help us piece together just what this special building means to the world.