Royal Albert Hall


The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to Queen Victoria's husband and consort, Prince Albert. Located in South Kensington in central London, it forms the practical part of a national memorial to the Prince Consort.  The decorative part is the Albert Memorial directly to the north in Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens.

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.

Since 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 Village Hall'.


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