London’s Royal Albert Hall has today announced its FULL 2018 Christmas line-up. Welcoming carolers, composers, musicians, TV comedians and even Father Christmas himself to the magical building for a festive party like no other.
A Christmas line-up on an epic scale!
For more than 145 years, The Royal Albert Hall has played a crucial part in the country’s Christmas celebrations and this year will be no different.
Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said “This year’s Christmas season is about opening our home to everybody: we can’t wait to invite people of all ages and backgrounds to come and celebrate Christmas with us.”
Inviting people of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate the holiday season, the Hall will play host to stunning new shows. Highlights from the season include: new Christmas compositions from David Arnold (Sherlock, James Bond) and John Rutter which will reach out to those who feel lonely and isolated at Christmas. Guy Barker’s Big Band Christmas, Home Alone in Concert, A Hollywood Christmas: a glittering, all-new show featuring tunes from beloved films such as A Christmas Carol plus a huge selection of Traditional Carols.
We’re already getting the calendar out.
For families who want to feel the magic of Christmas, The Hall has got some serious spectacular shows at the ready including The Snowman™ and Paddington Bear™ – live in concert which celebrates 40 years of Raymond Briggs’ picture book, My Christmas Orchestral Adventure where families can take part by singing and dancing to help the conductor get Santa’s map to him ahead of the Big Delivery on Christmas Eve PLUS The Hall’s magical Father Christmas adventure also returns, after selling all 2,360 spots in 2017.
There will be a special Relaxed Performance of The Snowman™ and Paddington Bear™ on 20th December especially for people with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities as well as individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or partially sighted.
AND to get us even more excited, Birmingham’s Royal Ballet will return with their critically-acclaimed production of The Nutcracker.
Blow is the FULL Christmas 2018 line-up including dates and times:
Father Christmas at the Hall
Wednesday 21 November – Monday 24 December, Hall-wide
Ticket prices TBC (tickets on sale in the summer)
A Christmas Afternoon Tea with Live Opera – Naomi Kilby
Saturday 1 December, 2pm
Verdi – Italian Kitchen
Tickets £38 inc. afternoon Tea
A Christmas Carol – A Live Recital
Wednesday 5 December, 8:00pm
Late Night Jazz – Shirt Tail Stompers Christmas Edition
Thursday 13 December, 9:30pm
Tickets £16.50, £10 standing
Guy Barker’s Big Band Christmas
Friday 14 December, 7.30pm
Late Night Jazz – The Jason Frederick Cinematic Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Friday 14 December, 9:30pm
My Christmas Orchestral Adventure
Saturday 15 December, 11am and 2:45pm
Whose Line is it Anyway? 30th Anniversary Christmas Show
Saturday 15 December – Sunday 16 December, 2pm, 6pm & 9:30pm
Brother Wolf Theatre – A Christmas Carol as told by Jacob Marley (deceased)”
Sunday 16 December
That’s What She Said – Christmas Special
Monday 17 December, 9:30pm
Tickets £16.50, £13.50 standing
London Community Gospel Choir at Christmas
Tuesday 18 December, 7.30pm
Late Night Jazz – Michele Drees Jazz Tap Christmas Special
Tuesday 18 December, 9:30pm
A Hollywood Christmas
Wednesday 19 December, 2pm and 7.30pm
Late Night Jazz – Phoebe Katis Sings: A Jazzy Christmas
Wednesday 19 December, 9:30pm
Relaxed Performance: The Snowman™ and Paddington Bear
Thursday 20 December, 11am
Late Night Jazz – Jazz at the Movies Christmas Special
Thursday 20 December, 9:30pm
Tickets £18, £10 standing
Michael Rosen – Bah! Humbug!
Thursday 20 December, 11:30am & 3pm
The Snowman™ and Paddington Bear
Thursday 20 December, 2:15pm & 5:30pm
Friday 21 December, 2pm & 7:30pm
Home Alone in Concert
Saturday 22 December, 2:30pm & 7pm
Friendship Matinee: Carols at the Royal Albert Hall
Sunday 23 December, 11am
Carols at the Royal Albert Hall
Sunday 23 December – Monday 24 December, 12pm, 2pm, 4:30pm & 7:30pm
Friday 28 – Monday 31 December
Tickets for Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall are on sale from 9am on Friday, at www.royalalberthall.com/christmas