Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Gore,
London, SW7 2AP

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CF100 on June 28, 2019 at 5:45 pm

Joeswin: Thanks for the link, interesting reading!

A friend of mine attended a Tony Bennett concert (I’ve known him since we were teenagers, and he’s always been a fan of “crooners” of “standards!”) this evening—I wouldn’t place much weight on any feedback he has to offer on the sound system, but he did send a couple of (mobile captured) video clips, and it does sound like the “echo” issues at the Albert Hall are tamed.

He has also sent me a couple of photos, including of the “flown” speaker arrays; they will be uploaded in a moment…

Regarding your comment on the OLS page on premieres, I suspect the OLS will continue to be the venue of choice. Leicester Square is a second-to-none setting; and the OLS, with its “glass box”/enclosed balcony, permanent LED display module screens on its façade, new “VIP red rooms” (accessed via the two front splay wall fire exits), very high quality foyers, luxury seating, and, of course, the new top-end Dolby Cinema installation, is “made” to host movie premieres.

Also, I’m not sure the “house” sound system at the Royal Albert Hall would be suitable for film presentations.

joeswin on April 2, 2019 at 10:35 am

A new £2 million speaker system has been installed as of April 2019. Lots of details via this link:

davidcoppock on September 30, 2016 at 12:06 pm

The Royal Albert Hall has the Last Night of the Proms there, and also Doctor Who at the Proms.

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rsalters (Ron Salters) on September 30, 2016 at 11:54 am

I toured this venue with a Theatre Historical Society group in 1989, and also went to a couple of concerts there. Never to a movie. At one concert I was seated in somewhat of a circle around the main floor seats; the floor was wood. When the gigantic organ opened up, the vibrations from the bass came right up through the floor into the soles of my shoes. Amazing! And it’s a very impressive old building.