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Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences Also known as The Nations Village Hall

 

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  • The Royal Albert Hall was funded out of some of the profits of the Great Exhibition.
  • The echoes in the hall were such that it was joked it was the only place a composer could hear his work played twice. This acoustic problem was not fixed until 1969.
  • It was originally lit by gas lamps which illuminated the entire building in ten seconds. Electric lighting was installed in 1897.
  • The hall hosts the BBC Promenade Concerts every year whilst some of Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was recorded in the hall. The Beatles also referenced it on the album, namely pondering how many holes it would take to fill the hall.

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Architect
Francis Fowke
George Gilbert Scott

Reference Data

Reference No.
3806
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
10-01-2015
 

Building Location

Address
Kensington Gore, London. SW7 2AP
Council
Kensington and Chelsea
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1861
Construction start date
1867
Completion date
1871
Renovation Date
2004

Roof Height (AGL)
41.00

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Primary Use
Stadium


Construction Cost
£200,000.00
Budget Date
1871

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