The Royal Albert Hall is a registered charity (number 254543), held in trust for the nation’s benefit. Our purpose is to:
promote the Arts and Sciences
preserve and enhance our 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 1,000,000 people enjoy live experiences here every year, with millions more experiencing our events through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels.
Our public benefit work is of paramount importance to us. It covers not only our own Education & Outreach programme, but also close liaison with charities and charity events, both large and small; performances at day centres and hospices; free music, exhibitions and events; our sponsorship programme, and a fascinating archive which we are working to make accessible to all.