School trip to Royal Albert Hall
Opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria in memory of Prince Albert, the Royal Albert Hall is one of London’s most iconic music venues and tourist attractions. Treat your group to a captivating, guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall to experience a piece of history like no other. You’ll hear stories of legend, love and controversy and witness views you’ll never forget.
The Royal Albert Hall is a registered charity, held in trust for the nation’s benefit. Their purpose is to:
- promote the Arts and Sciences
- preserve and enhance their Grade I listed building
The world’s leading figures in music, dance, sport and politics have appeared on our stage since we opened in 1871, and now over 1.7 million people enjoy live experiences here every year, with millions more experiencing our events through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels.
Their iconic venue is open to the public during the day through tours of the building, live music in Verdi, and free exhibitions, and is home to the Elgar Room, a state-of-the art small-scale performance space.
Taking your class on a trip
Education & Outreach at the Royal Albert Hall creates memories, changes lives and provides inspiration through music for all, regardless of age or background.
They organise special tours, performances and workshops aimed specifically at primary and secondary schools, and work with some of the biggest names in music to present unique and inspirational performance workshops.
Their acclaimed guided tours take visitors on a fascinating journey through this iconic venue and 147-year-history, bringing to life its legendary performances. Step inside the main auditorium with a visit to the Gallery, see the Queen’s private suite and explore the Hall from different angles.
You’ll discover many unknown stories, and find out how the Royal Albert Hall was funded, the love story that nearly stopped it from being built, and how this Victorian masterpiece today presents over 380 different performances a year.