Remembrance Festival at Royal Albert Hall

Festival of Remembrance 2017

The Royal British Legion hosts the annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on 11 November to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.

  • Date

  • Time

    2pm or 7pm
  • Location

    Royal Albert Hall, London

The Royal British Legion's annual Festival of Remembrance, presented by Huw Edwards, takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 11 November 2017, the day before Remembrance Sunday. The Festival commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.

In the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family, Emeli Sande, Tom Odell, Melanie C, Alfie Boe and Lesley Garrett perform alongside The Queen’s Colour Squadron and The Band of HM Royal Marines. From the two World Wars to present day conflict, as the poppy petals fall, the Festival will remember all victims of war and those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

In case you didn’t get a ticket, you can still be part of this amazing act of Remembrance on the day by tuning into BBC Radio 2 at 8pm or BBC ONE at 9pm.

Audience information

Afternoon performance

The performance commences at 2.00pm and is scheduled to finish by 3.45pm.

Doors open at 12.30pm and we request that everyone is seated by 1.30pm at the latest to assist with security and stewarding.

Evening performance

The performance commences at 7.00pm and is scheduled to finish by 8.45pm.

Doors open at 5.00pm and we request that everyone is seated by 6.30pm at the latest to assist with security and stewarding. 

Security

Please be aware that everyone attending the performance will be subject to a security search which may take some time. So please ensure that you allow enough time to get into the Hall before the performance starts.  Baggage must be kept to a minimum as excessive baggage will slow down the search points and delay entry. Additionally, please do not bring any pocket or pen knives or sharp objects as they will be confiscated at security and not guaranteed to be returned.

Ticket holders will need to bring with them photographic ID and ticket for access to the Royal Albert Hall via police search entry points on the day. If ticket holders do not have access to photographic ID, they may bring with them 2 utility bills (proof of address).

 

Arriving at the Royal Albert Hall

Public transport

South Kensington and High Street Kensington are the closest underground stations to the Royal Albert Hall. It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk here from either station. The nearest underground station offering step-free access from street to train is Green Park. For further public transport information please visit www.tfl.gov.uk

Dropping off

If anyone in your group needs to be dropped off, or is arriving by taxi, there are two drop off points:

  • Exhibition Road junction with Prince Consort Road (disabled assistance)
  • Queen’s Gate junction with Prince Consort Road

Coach

If you are planning to arrive as a group in a coach please email festival@britishlegion.org.uk for full details and a coach pass.

Disabled access

If you require disabled access, you must arrive via Exhibition Road/Prince Consort Road where assistance will be provided by support staff. Disability access is available via door 1 of the Royal Albert Hall.

Dress code

The dress code for the Festival is lounge suit for men and the equivalent for women. Full size medals may be worn if desired.

 

Tickets are for your exclusive use and are not transferable or refundable. Should you have any queries regarding your tickets please contact the Royal Albert Hall Box Office on 0207 589 8212.