This was the first complete refit for the Royal Albert Hall since 1871. To help put on a wider range of shows, we upgraded the backstage facilities and rebuilt the area south of the hall to create an underground service entrance and yard.
We fitted an effective new ventilation system, re-cast the acoustics and re-set the seating tiers.
The visitor experience was transformed by glazing in the east and west porches and the creation of a new south porch, bar and foyer areas, with a major pedestrian space to replace the roadway around the hall.
Objectives have been achieved whilst still hosting over 300 performances a year... A complex and impressive project.
Chief ExecutiveRoyal Albert Hall
fully refurbish a world-famous Grade I listed building
improve viewing, acoustics and ambient conditions
ensure the hall stays open for business throughout the project
300 events a year hosted during the ten-year programme
latest standards of acoustics, ventilation and lighting without compromising character
capability for a wider range of events
new public spaces
awards include the BEX Award 2005, the Civic Trust Commendation 2004 and the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage 2003