Royal Albert Hall
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London SW7 2AP
South Kensington and High Street Kensington are the closest underground stations
Kensington Gore outside the Hall
About Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is situated on the northern side of South Kensington, London. It is probably best known as a concert hall which holds the BBC Proms concerts annually each summer. The Hall is a registered charity, held in trust for the nation and receives no public or government funding.
Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world's leading artists from many areas of music and entertainment have appeared on its stage. It hosts more than 350 events each year including classical concerts, rock and pop, ballet and opera, sports, award ceremonies, school and community events, charity performances and banquets.
The Hall was to have been called the 'Central Hall of Arts and Sciences', but the name was changed to the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences in tribute to Queen Victoria's deceased consort, Prince Albert. To the north of the Hall in Kensington Gardens is the Albert Memorial. Together, they form a national memorial to the Prince Consort.
The Royal Albert Hall has a number of services and facilities available which can be requested and reserved in advance of your visit. These include a monthly programme guide in alternative formats, assisted hearing facilities, wheelchairs, a programme reading service and caring for assistance dogs.
You will find more information on the theatre website access page.
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Public lifts are located at Doors 1 and 8 with automatic doors, Braille, tactile numbering and voice announcements. Their Box doors on the Grand Tier are generally 66 cm wide but some have widths up to 140 cm, so wheelchair users can generally access the back row of the box. But their boxes on Loggia and Second Tier are not wheelchair accessible.
Unisex wheelchair accessible toilets are located on Ground, Arena Foyer, Grand Tier and Circle levels.
Guide and hearing dogs are welcome. If you prefer, or if you are sitting in an area which is unsuitable for dogs, you may leave your dog with a Steward until the end of the performance.
Selected performances at the Hall are audio described. Please call the Access Line on 020 7838 3110 to find out more about this service.
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