Cirque du Soleil's KOOZA, CARMEN, Classical Coffee Mornings and More Set for Royal Albert Hall, Jan-Feb 2013
Royal Albert Hall in London has announced its January and February 2013 listings, featuring Cirque du Soleil: Kooza, Carmen, Inspired Word: George the Poet, C'est Royal, Sinead O'Connor, Family Ignite, Tongue Fu, comedy, Classical Coffee Mornings and more. Details below.
Contact the Box Office at +44 (0)20 7589 8212. It is open seven days a week from 9:00am - 9:00pm. Online booking is available for most events. Visit the website: www.royalalberthall.com.
Saturday 5 January - Thursday 14 February
Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA
Cirque du Soleil return to the Hall with their sensational show KOOZA, coming to the UK for the first time. Set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills and chills, KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world, through contortionists, trapeze-artists, the high wire and the breathtaking 'Wheel of Death'.
VIP Rouge and box hospitality packages are available.
Tickets: £20 - £85. Concession rates are available
Thursday 21 February - Sunday 3 March
From the very first note of the much-loved overture to the final tragic chords, the very essence of Spain is brought to life in the return of this acclaimed in-the-round production of the world's most popular opera.
Fine Dining and Corporate Box Hospitality Packages are available.
Tickets: £21.50 - £75
Monday 14 January, 8pm
INSPIRED WORD: GEORGE THE POET
The 21 year old wordsmith from NW London offers politically conscious, humorous and hard-hitting social commentary through the media of poetry
Monday 28 January, 7.45pm
with NADEAH | LA MAISON TELLIER | LAIL ARAD
The Royal Albert Hall's annual celebration of the very best in French contemporary artists returns!
Friday 15 February, 8.30pm
The singer performs an intimate acoustic set including songs from her new album and hits from her back catalogue.
Tickets: £25 (returns only)
Tuesday 19 February, 12pm and 2.30pm
Join the Hall's very own 15 piece mini-orchestra for a musical safari through the animal kingdom.
Tickets: Adults £5, Under-16s £3.50
Tuesday 19 February, 7.45pm
featuring SOWETO KINCH
One of London's liveliest spoken word nights comes to the Elgar Room, and features MOBO award winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch.
Wednesday 20 February, 12pm & 2.30pm
RICARDO GARCIA'S FLAMENCO FLOW FOR KIDS
Feel the rhythms, clap the beat, stamp your feet and put it all together to the music of Ricardo Garcia´s Flamenco Flow, an internationally touring group from Barcelona, here to bring the Spanish sunshine to a chilly London day! Come join in the fun and energy of Flamenco for Kids - costumes provided.
Tickets: Children £7, Adults £9
Live comedy in the Hall's Elgar Room.
Mondays 4, 11, 18 & 25 February, 7.30pm
Tuesday 12 February, 8.45pm
Peacock and Gamble
CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNINGS
Enjoy music by exciting young classical music artists in partnership with the Royal College of Music. Music from 11am.
Sunday 20 January, 11am
Junior Classical Coffee Mornings: Daniel Shao
Sunday 27 January, 11am
Rosewood Marimba Quartet
Sunday 3 February, 11am
Sunday 10 February, 11am
Tickets: £11 (including drink and a pastry)
LATE NIGHT JAZZ
Enjoy late night jazz by dynamic young artists, cocktails and fabulous food. Supported by Jazz FM and Markson Pianos.
Thursday 31 January, 9.45pm
Thursday 7 February, 9.45pm
Thursday 14 February, 9.45pm
Valentine's Jazz with Nicola Emmanuelle
Thursday 28 February, 9.45pm
RCM Big Band
Tickets: 31 Jan £13.50; 7 & 28 Feb £12; 14 Feb £60 (food and drink package)
IGNITE - FREE LUNCHTIME MUSIC
Free lunchtime jazz and world music from 12 noon - just turn up and enjoy in the relaxed atmosphere of the Café.
Friday 24 January, 12 noon
Thursday 7 February, 12 noon
Friday 15 February, 12 noon
Friday 22 February, 12 noon
The Old Hat Jazz Band
Enjoy a two-course brunch menu and vibrant live music from 12 noon. The perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy a lazy Sunday brunch!
Sunday 17 February, 12 noon
Gabrielle Ducolmbe and Band
Tickets: £28.50, £15 for under 12s - includes brunch
REFLECT- FREE EXHIBITION SERIES
Tuesday 12 February - Wednesday 13 March
This exhibition showcases 33 limited edition vinyl releases crafted by The Vinyl Factory, an independent British company which brings together music and art. It features iconic records by Grace Jones, Massive Attack, Florence & the Machine, Roxy Music, Duran Duran, Martin Creed and more.
Free Open Days:
Saturday 9 March, 10am - 3pm
Sunday 10 March, 10am - 3pm
Join our entertaining guides for a journey through the fascinating history of this iconic building and experience the excitement inside one of the most famous entertainment venues in the world. For further information, call the Box Office.