Where is the The Royal Albert Hall?
The Royal Albert Hall is one of London's most beautiful buildings, situated alongside Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens in the district of South Kensington. The Royal Albert sits in front of South Kensington's dominating Victorian museums including the Science Museum, Natural History Museum and the Victoria And Albert Museum. South Kensington, Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington tube stations are the closest to the Royal Albert Hall, providing easy access to and from any area of the city centre. There are also several bus routes passing by, and many many taxis in the area. Car Parking is very limited and can be expensive in the area, however the Royal Albert Hall does offer limited car parking after 6pm in the Imperial College Car Park for concert ticket holders who book in advance.
About the BBC Proms
Quoted as being "The World's Greatest Classical Music Festival" the 2006 season of the BBC Proms is on its way for another summer in London featuring over 70 orchestral performances and concerts presented by the home of the Proms, the magnificent Royal Albert Hall, with this years season beginning on Friday 14th July and finishing on Saturday 9th July.
Founded by Sir Henry Wood in 1895, the Proms moved to the Royal Albert Hall after BBC took over the organising reigns during the 1920's, and what was once a series of classical music events performed only by British orchestras now attracts some of the world's best soloists and ensembles every year. For 8 weeks over summer, lovers of classical music can enjoy operas, contemporary music, chamber orchestras, choral concerts, world music and symphony orchestra concerts - and this year's festival celebrates the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth and the 100th anniversary of Shotkovich's, with orchestras no doubt paying tribute quite regularly to two of the world's greatest and inspirational composers.
The 'Last Night of the Proms' celebration at Royal Albert Hall is always something magical to be seen and experienced; as is 'Proms in the Park' - a series of outdoor concerts that take place on the last night in five different locations across the United Kingdom. The London 'Proms in the Park' will be held in Hyde Park with performances beginning from around 5.30pm (2 hours before the RAH last night show). This is always something very special and the other concerts will take place in Belfast (Northern Ireland), Glasgow (Scotland), Swansea (Wales) and Manchester (England).
You can purchase Prom season pass which is perfect for those wanting to see several performances, or tickets bought on the day of any concert will go on sale between 1 hour and 30 mins before the concert begins with prices starting at £4 for standing room. Each concert usually begins around 7.30pm or at 7pm and 10pm if the venue is presenting 2 concerts on the same night.
BBC Summer Proms Gallery