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The Royal Albert Hall is an English concert hall, built in the Italianate style, located at Kensington Gore within London. One of the great city of London’s most famous and prestigious venues, it was founded in 1867 and opened to the public in 1871. It was built under the patronage of Queen Victoria and stands at well over one hundred and thirty feet high. Located at the edge of South Kensington, it is part of the City of Westminster and has been playing host to such famous events as the Proms concert since its founding.
The Royal Albert Hall has a seating capacity of over five thousand and has played host to some of the biggest artists and bands in the world. It is one of the most treasured buildings in the UK, hosting three hundred and fifty events each year. It has played host to music concerts, from rock and pop to classical. It has also played host to opera and ballet performances, as well as award ceremonies, sports games and many more events. It was named the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences by Queen Victoria who opened up the venue to the public, in honor of Prince Albert, her consort.
The venue's planning was begun by Prince Albert who wanted to build several facilities for entertaining the public, after success of the Great Exhibition, for which the Crystal Palace had been built. He, however, passed away before that, leading to Queen Victoria continuing the building of the venue. Originally, the hall featured a canvas suspended due to early acoustic problems. This was however improved with time, as were the thousands of has gas fueled lights replaced by electric lighting.
The venue survived the war and has since seen a number of renovations, for which the venue has won such as awards as the Europa Nostra Award. The great organ, originally built by Henry Willis in 1871, was also rebuilt twice during the venue’s history. In 2002 and 2004, the organ In 2002 and 2004, the organ was rebuilt by Mander Organs and is now the second largest in the UK, with one less ten thousand pipes.
Dubbed the Nation’s Village Hall, the very first concert held at the venue was a performance of On Shore and Sea, a cantata composed by Arthur Sullivan. Since then, many events have taken place including boxing matches, sumo wrestling tournaments and even the first UFC event to take place in the UK, UFC 38. Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much was filmed at the hall. Artists such as Phil Collins, Sting, Mark Knopfler, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Queen, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper have also played live to audiences who have bought Royal Albert Hall tickets to catch all these amazing acts in this venue.
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