The Royal Albert Hall is one of the most iconic buildings in London. It was established in the year 1868 by Queen Victoria. It is among the most visited tourist destinations in the city and is popular not only for its beautiful architecture but also for its vibrant cultural importance in Britain.
It has been a center of excellence for the display of art work from all spheres and all parts of the world since its establishment. It is also interesting to note that the Royal Albert Hall receives neither any public nor any private funding and yet has been able to maintain its extravagance over the years. This is a clear reflection of the dedication of the Royal hall’s trust and also of the immense popularity of the Albert Hall.
Royal Albert Hall is not only one of the most beautiful but also one of the largest concert halls in the world and is located on the northern corner of South Kensington in the British capital. It is also popular for hosting the largely followed and internationally covered Proms concerts every summer since the year 1941.
The capacity of the hall varies between 4200 and 5800 depending upon the positioning of the stage and the audience. It is a heritage site and has been serving the people of Britain for around 150 years now.
The hall was completed and opened for public in the year 1871. Since then almost all contemporary greats and leading artists from all corners of the world have given several performances cutting across genres. It has thus become one of the most treasured and dignified art stages in the world.
The popularity of the Royal Albert Hall can be inferred from the fact that it has hosts around 350 events annually even today including not only classical concerts but also rock and pop genres. Ballet and opera shows have been the signature of the Albert Hall. Several sports, school events, charitable events and award ceremonies are also regularly organized at the hall.
The Hall was built in the memory of the Prince Consort Prince Albert and hence showcases his life and work. My trip to the Royal Albert Hall was mesmerizing and I am definitely touched by the Grandeur of the British Arts.