Royal Albert Hall Announces January 2012 Listings

Royal Albert Hall Announces January 2012 Listings

The Royal Albert Hall was built to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's consort) of a 'Central Hall' that would be used to promote understanding and appreciation of the Arts and Sciences and would stand at the heart of the South Kensington estate, surrounded by museums and places of learning.

ROYAL Albert Hall
January 2012 Listings
Box Office: +44 (0)20 7589 8212 Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 9:00pm
Online booking is available for most events. Please visit the website: www.royalalberthall.com

Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM
From Friday 6 January

Due to overwhelming demand, Cirque du Soleil return to London with their hugely popular and record-breaking show, TOTEM.

Inspired by founding myths, this spectacular production traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly.

Afternoon and evening VIP Tapis Rouge packages including food, drink, souvenirs and pre-show
reception are available for selected dates.

Corporate hospitality packages are available.

There will be an Oxfam Benefit performance on Friday 10 February at 8pm.

Tickets: £25 - £90

AIDA
Thursday 23 February - Sunday 11 March

No opera matches the grandeur and spectacle of Verdi’s Aida. This spectacular new in-the-round production will recreate a world of eternal love within the ruins of Ancient Egypt. This epic work explores the devastating consequences of a classic love triangle and gave Verdi the perfect opportunity to compose some of his most poignant arias and powerful music, including the famous TriumpHal March.

Director - Stephen Medcalf
Set and Costume Design - Isabella Bywater
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Musical Director - Andrew Greenwood

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

VIP and corporate hospitality packages are available.

There will be an audio described performance on Saturday 3 March at 2.30pm.

Tickets: £21.50 - £75

MORE AT THE HALL

ELGAR ROOM

C’EST ROYAL!
Monday 30 January, 8pm

A night of music celebrating the very best in French contemporary artists, featuring Phoebe Kildeer and The Short Straws, Melanie Pain & Maxence Cyrin.
Tickets: £12.50

FAMILY IGNITE: WHEN I GROW UP…
Tuesday 14 February, 12pm & 2.30pm

Join Albert’s Band, Royal Albert Hall Education’s resident orchestra, for an interactive musical exploration into what we want to be when we grow up!
Free entry

HAHN-BIN
Sunday 19 February, 7.30pm

The virtuoso violinist brings his theatrical, daring and hugely impressive Till Dawn Sunday show to the Elgar Room.
Tickets: £14.50

MILOŠ
Tuesday 21 February, 7.30pm

Montenegrin guitarist Miloš Karadagli´c brings his extraordinary technique and impressive musicality to the Elgar Room.
Tickets: £17.50

ELGAR COMEDY
Laugh out loud at our comedy series, featuring some of the hottest names in contemporary comedy today.
In association with Avalon Promotions. Over 16s only.

Thursday 23 February – Peacock and Gamble: Emergency Broadcast

Tickets: £10

LATE NIGHT JAZZ
Enjoy late night jazz by dynamic young artists, cocktails and fabulous food.
Supported by Jazz FM and Markson Pianos.
Music from 9.45pm

Wednesday 1 February – Shirt Tail Stompers

Wednesday 15 February – Trio Manouche

Wednesday 29 February – The Joanna Eden Quartet

Tickets: £12

CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNINGS
Enjoy music by exciting young classical music artists from 11am in partnership with the Royal College of Music. Music from 11am

Sunday 5 February – Ensemble de Trianon

Sunday 19 February – Ariana Kashefi & Alison Rhind

Tickets: £11 (including coffee/tea and a pastry)

CAFÉ CONSORT

IGNITE

Free lunchtime jazz and world music from 12 noon – just turn up and enjoy in the relaxed atmosphere of the Café.




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