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Independent Venue Week: Royal Albert Hall, London

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As part of our series featuring venues involved in Independent Venue Week (Jan 23-29), Katie is covering a bunch of the London locations…

The Royal Albert Hall (photo by Katie Frost)

Name: Royal Albert Hall

Address: Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

Website: www.royalalberthall.com

Telephone No: 020 7589 3203

Date Founded: 1871

Capacity: 5,272 but varies depending on performance type

The Killers (photo by Katie Frost)

Brief History: The Royal Albert Hall is one of London’s most iconic buildings; opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria and dedicated to Prince Albert. The building continues to hold a variety of events from classical performances, ballet, tennis, and film screenings.

Personal Experience: Easily one of my favourite buildings in London. When I was very young my parents took me to see a performance, The 1812 Overture, and we sat in the choir right behind the band and it was incredible! In more recent years I have seen The Killers (a performance that was recorded for a DVD), and last year Bring Me The Horizon performed with a live orchestra, supported by one of my favourite bands PVRIS. I have also been on a architectural tour of the building which was fascinating and I would recommend very highly if you are into that sort of thing.

Notable Acts Played There: Rodriguez, Belle and Sebastian, Bring Me The Horizon, Heart, The Little Angels, The Damned, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, Art Garfunkel, 10CC.

Highlights Coming Up: The Who on 30 March and The Pretenders on 10 April.

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