In Victorian England 150 years ago, Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone for a new building that is now an iconic cultural centre for music and performance. She named it the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences in honour of her husband, Prince Albert, who conceived the idea but died before it was realised.
The circular Grade I listed building with it’s iron and glass dome, situated in South Kensington in London will be familiar to many – as will the famous events it hosts, such as the BBC Proms, Cirque du Soleil, and live classical and film music orchestral performances.
The Hall wasn’t completed until 1871, so it’s official 150th celebration will be in 2021.
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