The Wonder that is The Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences, is a magnificent arts area committed to Queen Victoria’s hubby and consort, Prince Albert. As its opening by Queen Victoria on Mar 29, 1871 after a welcoming speech by Edward cullen, the Prince of Wales (the Queen being too emotional to speak) the Royal Albert Hall has played host to a multitude of different incidents and legendary figures and has been affectionately entitled ‘The Nation’s Village Hall’. Along with hosting the Proms every summer, the Area has been used for classical and rock concert events, conferences, ballroom dancing, poems recitals, education, ballet, internet explorer and the legendary spectacle, Cirque du Soleil. hale stalowe
Engineered by Captain Francis Fowke and Colonel H. Sumado a. Darracott Scott of the Royal Engineers, heavily inspired by ancient amphitheatres, the Hall was constructed mainly of Fareham Red stone, with terra cotta block out decoration. The dome (designed by Rowland Mason Ordish) on top was made of steel and glazed. This Grade I detailed building is oval in shape, measuring 83m (272 feet) by 72m (238 feet) surrounding the outside, and has a capacity of 8, 000 people and has accommodated as many as 9, 000, although due to modern protection restrictions the maximum acceptable capacity is now several, 000. The breathtaking cup and iron dome roof the hall is forty one m (135 feet) high. Around the beyond the hall is a wonderful terra cotta frieze, depicting “The Triumph of Arts and Sciences”, in reference to the hall’s dedication.
The Hall has more lately undergone a rolling system (1996 – 2004) of renovation and development to permit it to meet the demands of the next century of incidents and performances. The works included a major repair of the pipe appendage by Manders of London, uk and the construction of a new south deck in the same style as the preexisting porte.
The Royal Albert corridor has a long and rich history as one of the world’s leading entertaining venues. As their opening in 1871 over 150, 000 performances had taken place inside the auditorium. Now this internationally renowned venue can be used as a live music venue.