25 May 2015

London Studies Albert Hall Feature

Tour of the Albert Hall May 2015

Fifteen London Studies U3A members set out for a tour of the Albert Hall organised by Paddy and Victoria. It was a fascinating tour which included the backstage, the loding bay, the kitchens, a glimpse of the dressing rooms, the bars taken over by the artists, the gallery, the Royal Box and Reception Room and, of course, the main hall itself.

Eric Clapton was performing that night, so we were given the full story of how it is all set up, how much they pay, how it is all organised as well as getting a glimpse of the bars he had taken over to celebrate his 70th Birthday. It was mind boggling the paraphernalia required for the show!

All in all, it was a great day, suitably finished off with a lunch and a view of the Albert Memorial. We'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Albert Hall without an audience!
Setting up for Clapton
Our Guide
Royal Box from Behind
Royal Reception Room
Clapton's 70th Birthday Bar
Views from the Gallery