The Royal Albert Hall is so much more than just a beautiful Victorian venue, it’s the place of countless performances, stories and memories from countless visitors – where people have been singing, dancing, laughing and crying together since 1871.
But as the Hall turns 150 years old on 29 March 2021, it has been closed for the first time since the Second World War, and its doors will remain closed.
This 90-second tribute to live music and performance, narrated by Sir Mick Jagger, features legendary moments in music history alongside appearances from artists, athletes and activists, reminding people how live performance makes us feel alive.
Released to mark the beginning of the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the short film is directed by BAFTA-nominee Tom Harper (The Aeronauts, Wild Rose), and scored by Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price (Gravity, Fury).
Taking us from empty corridors and a deserted auditorium to the joy of the Hall pulsing with life and energy, the film reminds us how it feels to be listening, laughing, celebrating together in this extraordinary eclectic, electric and eccentric building.
The Royal Albert Hall may be 150 years old, but we’ve got more history to make.