Royal Albert Hall – Concerts in May 2020 [CANCELLED]

The Royal Albert Hall in London has cancelled the concerts planned for the month of May 2020, due to the quarantine caused by the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining for the moment, the events planned for June 2020.


Official statement:

“In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and following advice from government, it is with a heavy heart that we have had to close the Royal Albert Hall, from midday on Tuesday 17 March, to the public until at least 31 May. Beyond that date, we will continue to follow government advice.


The safety and security of our artists, audiences and staff is, ultimately, all that matters.


We’ve been here for the nation for almost 150 years in good times and bad. We exist to be open, to entertain, to inspire. Our doors are made to be open to the world and so it goes against everything in our nature to close them. But these aren’t normal times and we find ourselves in the unique situation where closing our doors is the best way to look after the world.


The consequences of these national actions are going to be hugely damaging. The Royal Albert Hall does not receive regular government support and is dependent on income related to events, which will not be happening. The lost income from closing the venue will pose serious challenges for the Hall and its stakeholders. We invest millions of pounds every year just to look after our building, but our main costs are our staff, whose livelihoods are at stake. We have committed to pay our people through various closure scenarios, and any support you are able to give us would be enormously appreciated.”


This includes the cancellation of the following film music shows: