About the Charity
The Royal Albert Hall is a registered charity (number 254543), held in trust for the nation’s benefit. Our purpose is to:
- promote the Arts and Sciences
- preserve and enhance our Grade I listed building
The world’s leading figures in music, dance, sport and politics have appeared on our stage since we opened in 1871, and now over 1.7 million people enjoy live experiences here every year, with millions more experiencing our events through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels.
Our iconic venue is open to the public during the day through tours of the building, live music in Verdi, and free exhibitions, and is home to the Elgar Room, a state-of-the art small-scale performance space.
Our public benefit work is of paramount importance to us. It covers not only our own Education & Outreach programme, but also close liaison with charities and charity events, both large and small; performances at day centres and hospices; free music, exhibitions and events; our sponsorship programme, and a fascinating archive which we are working to make accessible to all.
Your support is vital to help us enrich people’s lives through music, nurture tomorrow’s artists, and make our extraordinary building open to as many people as possible. Click here to donate now.
Find out about the unique governance of the Corporation of the Hall of Arts and Sciences.
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Help us develop our iconic building, deliver our innovative Education & Outreach programme and share our unique archives.
Learn more about the Royal Albert Hall Trust and how it supports the charitable objectives of the Hall.