On the Northern edge of South Kensington, London, stands the majestic concert hall the ‘Royal Albert Hall’. The world’s biggest musicians, comedians, scientists and dance groups have performed in this famous concert hall over the past 146 years. Discover the Royal Albert Hall!
In 1851 London was the host of the Great Exhibition, which was helt in Hyde Park. The exhibition was a great success and Prince Albert (husband of Queen Victoria) proposed to build a permanent facilities for public events with a capacity for more than 5,000 people. The Exhibition’s Royal Commission bought the grounds on which the Royal Albert Hall now stands. However the building progress was very slow and Prince Albert never got to see the completed ‘Great Hall’, he died in 1861. After his death his wife Queen Victoria finished Albert’s work and the hall was officially opened in 1871. To honour his death, the ‘Great Hall’ was named after the late Prince and became the Royal Albert Hall.
Noel Gallagher – Wonderwall & Whatever @ Royal Albert Hall, 2010
The prestigious Royal Albert Hall has featured some of the greatest names in musical, political, and science history. The Hall is also known for The Proms. The Proms are an annual series of classical concerts held in the Royal Albert Hall every summer. Another annual event is the concert series for the Teenage Cancer Trust, where world’s biggest musicians and comedians come together to raise money to help young people who have cancer.
Florence + The Machine – You’ve Got The Love, 2012
“Since we’re at the Royal Albert Hall, it would be rude not to play this beast.” Muse frontman Matt Bellamy was allowed to play the Grand Organ in 2008. The organ is 146 years old, has 9,999 pipes, 70 ft high and 65 feet wide and weighs in at 150 tonnes.
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Adele – Chasing Pavements @ Royal Albert Hall, 2011