Royal Albert Hall FAQ’s

Find out about the latest information on London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall with our frequently asked questions. If you would like to find out more or enquire about available hospitality to a specific event, please do get in touch.

Where is the Royal Albert Hall?
One of the best-known landmarks in London, the Royal Albert Hall is situated in South West London on the edge of Hyde Park. The Royal Albert Hall address is Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AP

What is the capacity of The Royal Albert Hall?
The Royal Albert Hall has a capacity of 5,272 seats, making it the largest concert hall in London. 730 seats are removed from the Royal Albert Hall to make way for the Cirque du Soleil stage. None of the Royal Albert Hall’s seats have obstructed views, though the private boxes provide the ultimate viewpoint and your own private space. For the Statoil Masters, further seats are covered to create the tennis court.

How to get to the Royal Albert Hall?
There are a variety of transport options available for people visiting the Royal Albert Hall, the most popular option is the tube. The nearest tube station is South Kensington which is on the Circle, District and Piccadilly line. South Kensington tube station to the Royal Albert Hall is a 10-15-minute walk.

Of course, there are a variety of other options when it comes to travelling to the Royal Albert Hall including a variety of luxurious cars that ensure a smooth journey. But why not arrive at the Royal Albert Hall in style? Imagine a private helicopter to get the most from your next event.

What are the opening times of the Royal Albert Hall?
The Royal Albert Hall opening times will vary depending on the event, for example for concerts such as Phil Collins and the BBC Proms, bars will open around 6pm and doors would open around 7.15pm. Whereas the Royal Albert Hall’s Cirque du Soleil performances start from 2.30pm and all the way through to showings at 8pm. For the most up to date concert start time for the Royal Albert Hall get in touch with the Villiers team, or you can consult our website.

The Royal Albert Hall hospitality ensures your own quieter entrance and first access to the event, so you and your guests don’t have to worry about queuing. Prior to the event starting, your bespoke hospitality delivers drinks, canapes and exciting live entertainment.

What hospitality is available at the Royal Albert Hall?
There are a variety of Royal Albert Hall hospitality packages and private boxes available which can be tailored to your bespoke requests, including the Loggia Box, Grand Tier Box and Second Tier Box.

For corporate hospitality at the Royal Albert Hall, you can privately hire the Grand Tier Box for up to 12 people, the Loggia Box for up to eight people or the Second Tier Box for four people. You can consider a wide range of options whether you’re looking to entertain clients, the private boxes allow you to socialise with clients without disturbance.

Secure your Royal Albert Hall hospitality tickets today for an experience in unrivalled luxury. Enjoy the exceptional status of the Royal Albert Hall’s deluxe private boxes for the premier music and sporting events in 2017/18.

What is the dress code for Royal Albert Hall’s hospitality?
There is not a strict dress code for hospitality at the Royal Albert Hall. Some events will require a smarter dress code but you will be notified of them prior the event.

How to secure Royal Albert Hall hospitality?
Don’t miss out, get in touch with the Villiers team to secure the best of Royal Albert Hall hospitality today!

What foods and beverages are available with Royal Albert Hall hospitality?
The genius chefs at the Royal Albert Hall are delighted to provide exceptional gourmet cuisine for whatever you desire. The Royal Albert Hall works in collaboration with a catering company called Rhubarb who provide themselves on innovative and delicious cuisine that tells its own edible story. The Royal Albert Hall has many spectacular private dining options for after or prior to the entertainment. Whether you’re looking for fine dining and perfectly paired wine, canapes and Laurent-Perrier Champagne or informal a la carte dining, the Royal Albert Hall is happy to accommodate. And with the premier access to champagne bars and premium cosine, you and your guests will want for nothing. Why not enjoy the complimentary bar from a private hospitality box?

Where can I get a Royal Albert Hall schedule for upcoming events?
The Royal Albert Hall hosts a wide range of music and sporting events throughout the year, as a world-class concert hall they offer the best of the best. You can find out first what’s on at the Royal Albert Hall by signing up to the Villiers newsletter or checking our website. Get in touch with today to find out what is coming up at the Royal Albert Hall.

How does the Royal Albert Hall seating plan work?
There are six levels of seating at the Royal Albert Hall: the Basement, Ground Floor Level, the Grand Tier, the Second Tier, Rausing Circle and the Gallery.

On the Ground Floor Level, you will find the Loggia Boxes, stalls and access to bars for the public. The Grand Tier provides further boxes and the Moet & Chandon Champagne bar. The Second Tier has higher boxes and the Cloudy Wine Bar.

When was the Royal Albert Hall built?
The Royal Albert Hall was opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria in memory of Prince Albert. The Royal Albert Hall is praised for its iconic architecture, in particular the exterior which is made from over six million red bricks and 80,000 blocks of the terracotta. Over the years, a variety of work has been done to the Royal Albert Hall’s acoustics to make it the premier concert venue of today.

Why choose Villiers for your bespoke hospitality?
At Villiers, we strive to make your every occasion one you will treasure for years to come and ensure that you receive the maximum value from your event. We place you in the best seats in the house, to provide you with experiences you can share and collect. And with over 70 years’ experience, our expertise and connections ensures your next occasion will be unsurpassed. Find out more about Villiers, here.

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