The hall is oval in shape, measuring 272 feet by 238 feet around the outside, and has a capacity of 8,000 people. The great glass and iron dome roofing the hall is 135 feet high. Around the outside of the hall is a great terra cotta frieze, depicting "The Triumph of Arts and Sciences", in reference to the hall's dedication.
its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871 the Royal Albert Hall has played
host to classical and rock concerts, conferences, ballroom dancing,
poetry, ballet, opera and has been affectionately titled 'The Nation's