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    Each year the Royal Albert Hall presents its Friendship Matinee, a specially programmed matinee performance in the main auditorium providing people who are part of a charity or community group, and those who may not usually come to the Hall, the opportunity to see world-class shows for just £5.

    Hear your musical heroes come to life in this must-see show of classic rock anthems and hit songs performed by the amplified Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and rhythm section.

    This rocking celebration will feature the iconic music of: Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Queen, Take That, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, *Bon Jovi*… and many more!

    New for 2018: A special celebration of British music icon Adele , and a tribute to the legendary George Michael.

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    David Firman conductor
    Capital Voices
    Ken Bruce presenter

  • Booking information

    Tickets for Friendship Matinee are available to the following groups and people:
    • Those who receive support from their local authority or a charity
    • Those who belong to a community group or voluntary group
    • Employees and volunteers of a charity/group who are accompanying their service users

    Bookings can be made online or by calling the Box Office on 020 7589 8212. If you wish to book for a group of 9 or more people, please phone the Box Office.
    Groups may book up to 100 tickets, and all ticket requests will be managed on a first come, first served basis with all seats available at £5. All chaperones’ tickets and wheelchair companion tickets must be included in your booking.

    All groups must ensure that any under 16s are accompanied by an appropriate adult to the ratio of 1 adult per 10 children, with a minimum of 2 adults per group.

    Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that wheelchair users and companions will be seated with the rest of your group as the wheelchair platforms are in specific locations. Please book all wheelchair user tickets by phone.

    You can contact us with any questions at

  • Food & Drink

    Tea or coffee with cake (£3.50) will be available at the Café Bar.

    Friendship Matinee ticket holders can also enjoy 20% off in our Verdi – Italian Kitchen.