Music in South Kensington

For all music lovers, South Kensington has plenty to offer from masterclasses, percussion festivals, big bands, classical, world music, live orchestras, music for all the family and so much more.

Classical Coffee Mornings

3 & 17 April, 29 May, 3 & 10 July
11am
Royal Albert Hall
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We have collaborated with our neighbours at the Royal College of Music for this exciting series of concerts. Classical Coffee Mornings give you the chance to listen to outstanding talent from the College at Sunday morning classical recitals in the Hall’s Elgar Room. Tickets include a hot drink and a pastry.

Movies

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

Friday 23 September–Sunday 25 September 2022
Starts: 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in concert in 2022 as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Films in Concert series. Return of the Jedi (1983) sees Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and co. joined by Jabba the Hutt, Yoda and the Ewoks in an adventure across the galaxy as Darth Vader prepares to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance.

The Music of Bond

Tuesday 20 Sept 2022
Starts: 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Back by overwhelming demand, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra promises to take you to double-0-heaven with this sensational concert! Enjoy iconic theme songs and thrilling Bond anthems from almost six decades of box office blockbusters.

The Royal College of Music Museum & Guided Tours

10:15am–5:45pm
Royal College of Music
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The Royal College of Music's new museum offers a unique opportunity to interact with over 500 years of musical history. Items include the world’s oldest guitar and earliest keyboard instrument with strings. Enjoy a tour of the Museum, led by Curator Professor Gabriele Rossi Rognoni on Wednesdays at 12:30pm.

Children & Families at the Royal Albert Hall

From Sun 27 March 2022
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Royal Albert Hall
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Enjoy a wide range of shows and events for children and families to get involved in, which all promise an unforgettable day out. From storytelling for babies and toddlers to interactive concerts featuring Albert’s Band.

Titanic Live

Sun 10 July 2022
Starts: 1:30pm, 7:00pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience Titanic Live as part of the Royal Albert Hall Films in Concert series. Relive James Cameron’s 1997 romantic epic, which follows Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated voyage.

Music & Performance

BBC Proms 2022

Fri 15 July - Sat 10 September 2022
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Royal Albert Hall
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This year’s eight-week celebration will feature 84 concerts, with 73 of these taking place in the Royal Albert Hall's spectacular auditorium. The season will feature large-scale repertoire not heard at the festival since 2019, plus the return of international orchestras including the newly-formed Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra.

BST Hyde Park

Fri 24th June 2022 - Sun 10th July 2022
The Royal Parks
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British Summer Time in 2022 will be a huge and eagerly awaited celebration for the nation. Bringing the world’s biggest artists to the greatest outdoor venue in the world over consecutive weekends with a host of free activities and entertainment during their midweek programme, Open House.

Give the Gift of Music

Royal College of Music
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A perfect gift for any music lover is the Membership of the Royal College of Music Friends scheme. In addition to priority booking and access to an exclusive programme of Friends events, they will receive regular advance info about RCM events while showing support for young musical talent.

Day Promming at the BBC Proms

15 July - 10 Sept
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Royal Albert Hall
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Promming is an essential part of the character of the BBC Proms and a great British tradition and allows you to enjoy world-class performances for just £7.12! Promming tickets will be available online only at 10.30am on for most performances on the day of the event, with some exceptions.

ANAM Quartetthaus

18 - 28 September
12:pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, 6pm, 8pm, 9:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The pop-up performance space is an immersive chamber music venue commissioned by the Australian National Academy of Music, ANAM Quartetthaus will stand in 1851 Place outside the Hall for ten days, hosting six performances per day. The structure hots 50 seats with a slowly revolving stage.

Image credit: Becan Rickard-Elliott

BST Hyde Park Open House

27-30 June, 4-7 July
Hyde Park
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Enjoy 8 days of activities and free entry at Open House returning with free live music & entertainment, including circus skills workshop, over 60’s Tea Dance, open-air cinema nights, street food, pop-up bars, theatre performances, craft + upcycling sessions and much more.

Kensington + Chelsea Festival

1 July - 31 Aug
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Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
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K+C Festival returns with a programme, full of free and pay-what-you-can events. Be inspired by theatre, wowed by circus and try something new with a range of extraordinary talent spread right across the borough. The Festival re-imagines the borough’s well-known and less-discovered places.