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Explore Behind the Scenes at the Royal Albert Hall

11 January, 2013

The Royal Albert Hall is delighted to announce that, for a limited period only, it is now offering special behind the scenes tours of the venue. This is a rare opportunity for individuals to witness the inner workings backstage of this world famous building whilst the phenomenal Cirque du Soleil are in residency with their sensational new show KOOZA.

As an extension of the Hall’s front of house tour, after visiting the Hall’s auditorium and the Royal Retiring Room, visitors will also be able to visit the loading bay, underneath the Hall, to see where production companies and promoters load their stage equipment in and out of the building. You will also have the chance to see inside one of the Hall’s many dressing rooms where the Cirque performers prepare before they go on stage. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

Tickets for a Behind the Scenes tour cost £16 (no concessions) and last approximately 90 minutes. Tours will run every Monday from 14 January to 11 February, as well as Tuesday 29 January at various times throughout the day. Please check our website or call the Box Office for more information and availability.

Booking in advance is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. To book a place, please call the Box Office on 020 7589 8212 or visit 

Notes to editors
For more information please contact:
Sean Carrigan - 020 7959 0531 or

Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world’s leading artists from every kind of performance genre have appeared on its stage. This shared experience of the best of live performance is now enjoyed by well over a million people each year at the Hall and by millions more around the world through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels.

The Royal Albert Hall is a registered charity and receives no public revenue funding. It hosts and celebrates live performances by artists from around the world and promotes, in partnerships with Raymond Gubbay Ltd and other promoters, productions of opera, ballet, musicals and classical music. Each year over 360 events are held in the Hall’s auditorium which includes performances of classical music, jazz, folk and world music, circus, rock and pop concerts, ballet and opera, dance, comedy, tennis, charity concerts, film premieres, school events, award ceremonies and occasions of national importance such as the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance.

Since 2004, the Hall has also been able to move forward with its ambitions to make this iconic building open to the public during the day through tours of the building, ignite and ignite brunch, lunchtime jazz and world music in the Café Consort and a free exhibition series entitled reflect. In 2009, it opened a new state-of-the art small-scale performance space, the Elgar Room, which now hosts classical recitals, comedy, jazz nights, family shows and hush, a series for emerging artists. As a charity the Royal Albert Hall is dedicated to giving access to all by running a thriving Education and Outreach programme working with children, teachers, young people, families and community groups. We deliver a wide range of exciting opportunities linked to the Hall’s calendar of events and the unique characteristics of the building, including specially created tours, workshops, projects and schools matinees.

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