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.
The Hall is a Grade I Listed building; and has been in continuous use since it was opened in March 1871. It was always conceived as a multipurpose building to host not only concerts of music but exhibitions, public meetings, scientific conversations and award ceremonies. It is a registered charity held in trust for the nation but is financially self sufficient: it receives no funding from central or local government.
A Night To Remember! from J-Mitch, 05/07/13
Seeing Bonnie Raitt at such a plush venue was wonderful. She has been performing for over 40 years but she has a refreshing shyness and humbleness about her and she shows an appreciation of her audience as if it was her very first performance. A grand night and definitely one for the memory box!
Mick was great, support act was app... from HantsBoy, 01/10/12
So long as youre not expecting to hear many Simply Red songs and expecting more like the Tribute To Bobby album then you will love this. Mick was full of energy and his support group (2 ex-Simply Red and 3 new members) was excellent. But dont bother to listen to the support act, Ren Harvieu, she is the WORST support act we have EVER heard at any concert - she was off tune, her diction was so bad she was unintelligible and she sang so close to the mic it was distorting.