After a year away, the Royal Albert Hall is thrilled to open its doors for another sparkling Christmas season. Marking their 150th anniversary as the home of Christmas in London, this iconic venue has a programme full of festive fun to enjoy with your friends and family. With more than 50 performances across 27 days, this London landmark will be brimming with Christmas cheer this season.
Their programme includes everything from traditional Christmas performances, to sing-along experiences and interestingly… a Christmas Compendium of Reason. Read on to find out more!
Returning to the Royal Albert Hall for its fourth season, Birmingham Royal Ballet will be performing this festive favourite from December 28 – 31. This enchanting, critically acclaimed and award-winning production, featuring Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score, was created exclusively for the Royal Albert Hall. The diamond of this year’s season, watch this Christmas classic be brought to life! Book here.
Sing your heart out at the Royal Albert Hall’s famous carol concerts. A quintessential London Christmas experience, this year’s programme includes 15 performances from December 18 – 24. Featuring the likes of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Choral Society, don’t miss the biggest sing-along carol season the Hall has hosted in years! Find out more.
Join a swinging celebration of Christmas music on December 10 with the 6th anniversary of Guy Barker’s Big Band Christmas. Expect everything from inimitable jazz classics to unearthed treasures and Christmas ‘oddities’. This much-loved festive tradition will be co-presented by jazz singer and Jazz FM presenter, Clare Teal. Book here!
Enjoy Christmas carols old and new with the Royal Choral Society’s festive programme, coming to the Royal Albert Hall on December 13. With traditional favourites like Silent Night and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, join in the festive cheer with this 150-strong choir that has sung at the Royal Albert Hall every Christmas since 1872! Find out more.
Why not try something completely different this Christmas? Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince, from the Radio 4 hit podcast, The Infinite Monkey Cage, take over the Hall for one night only! Have an excellent night out on December 14, as you enjoy science, music, comedy and a very special array of surprise guests! Book here.
On December 15, bask in the splendour of over a hundred sublime singing voices and the majestic sounds of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra! This year, Handel’s Messiah will be accompanied by the beautiful voices of soloists to mark the Hall’s 150th anniversary season. Find tickets here.
Head to the Hall on December 17 to enjoy an evening of uplifting festive tunes, seasonal fun and special guests! London Community Gospel Choir’s Christmas concerts sold out in 2018 and 2019 so if you’re eager to enjoy your favourite gospel classics, make sure to get your tickets to this year’s show in advance. Book here.
International opera star Jonas Kaufmann returns to the Royal Albert Hall on December 16 to fill your ears with festive cheer. This will be his only performance in the UK this year, so make sure you don’t miss out! Sit back and soak up the sound of Jonas’ renditions of traditional favourites from his native Germany, accompanied by the German State Philharmonic and conductor Jochen Rieder. And also, listen out for Jonas’s take on Christmas classics made famous by the likes of Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald! Book here.
With 2021 guaranteed to be the most vibrant season the venue has presented, don’t miss the chance to celebrate Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall.