Since 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has hosted hundreds of thousands of events from music concerts to sporting events. Now available for private events, the Hall is ideal for dinners, conferences, meetings, buffets, receptions and more.
Right in the heart of London, the Royal Albert Hall is a venue that plays host to a spectacular variety of events.
The venue has a range of event spaces which could be taken over by your event. The lofty Gallery space runs around the top of the Auditorium and offers breathtaking views down to the arena. It is available for spectacular pre-show and post-show events.
The contemporary Elgar Room is another private space which is perfect for larger events with capacity for up to 250 guests for conferences and receptions. The space is very popular for daytime events and is also available on some evenings when not in use for jazz or comedy shows.
For a more intimate experience, the Royal Retiring Room is a smaller space situated on the Grand Tier level of the auditorium, which is used by the Royal Family when they visit the Hall. The room has a private bathroom and is decorated with antique pictures of the Royal Family through the ages – with furnishings to match.
With similar capacities, the Prince of Wales Room is also on the Grand Tier level. It offers fantastic views of the Albert Memorial and Hyde Park and can host up to 30 guests for a dinner or 40 for a buffet or reception.
The stunning Clive Room is the epitome of intimacy and exclusivity with seating for 12 guests. Recently refurbished by renowned interior designer Nina Campbell, it overlooks the Albert Memorial and benefits from its own private kitchen and bathroom.
The final spaces available are the Henry Cole Room and the Arena Foyers. The Henry Cole Room can host up to 20 people for a seated dinner or 32 for a buffet. The Arena Foyers, in the basement level of the auditorium, each hold up to 100 guests for a sit-down dinner or 180 for a reception.
Queen Victoria founded the Royal Albert Hall in 1867. The idea of building permanent auditorium facilities had been suggested by Victoria’s beloved husband, Prince Albert, shortly before his death in 1861 and following the success of the 1851 Great Exhibition at Hyde Park. The site was purchased with profits from the Exhibition and the building built to a design inspired by ancient amphitheatres. Indeed, the building was the first building in modern history to be built from the top down.