The Royal Albert Hall was opened on 29 March 1871 by Queen Victoria in memory of her late husband, Prince Albert. Located in South Kensington, it’s one of London’s most beloved jewels, welcoming thousands of people each year to a wide range of productions and events. The world’s leading figures in music, dance, sport, science, fashion, politics and performance have graced the stage since Victorian times. Let’s find out what the schedule is for February 2024.
Alegria: In a New Light
Cirque Du Soleil is proud to present Alegria: In a New Light. This spectacular show opened on 11 January and will continue to run at the Royal Albert Hall until Sunday 3 March, 2024. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this all-time classic has been reimagined for a new generation to adore and admire. With its Grammy-nominated soundtrack, magical acrobatics, surreal costume designs, vibrant sets and playful storyline, this show offers an immersive experience suitable for the whole family.
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Royal Albert Hall Tour
Everyone has heard of the Royal Albert Hall. But how much do you know about its fascinating and varied history? For those interested in architecture and history, a tour of the iconic venue is the perfect outing. With the help of a friendly tour guide, you’ll unravel the secrets of this treasured landmark and see the main areas of the Hall, including the sensational auditorium and the stage that’s hosted some of the world’s biggest stars. From Muhammad Ali to Albert Einstein and Eric Clapton, the Royal Albert Hall has had some true legends walk its boards.
You’ll also learn about the Royal love story that made the Royal Albert Hall a reality, and how the Hall was once flooded with 56,000 litres of water for an opera concert.
Late Night Jazz: Pisco Sour
On 15 February 2024, the Elgar Room will welcome captivating Latin jazz duo, Pisco Sour. Marco Marconi, a virtuoso pianist and Chiara Brugiati, a singer known as Ash Hu, come together to perform an exciting fusion of Peruvian, Brazilian and Cuban rhythms. Let your imagination wander to sun-soaked fiestas and faraway landscapes as you enjoy soulful melodies, rhythmic beats and fun improvisations.
Classical Coffee Mornings: Morassi Quartet
On Sunday 18 February, the Royal Albert Hall will proudly present a coffee morning with the Morassi Quartet. With doors opening at 9.15am for a start time of 10am, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Pieces by Haydn, Yanacek and Webern will be played in the Elgar Room by violinists Natasha Humphries and Katie Mazur, violist Toby Warr and cellist Iza Stefanska. Better yet, a hot drink and a pasty are included in the ticket price.
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