Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall

Emma Bunton,Trevor Nelson and Michael Giacchino will each star in the Royal Albert Hall’s 2019 Christmas season , alongside jazz legends, the London Community Gospel Choir  and Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Emma Bunton brings her Christmas party to the Hall with famous friends in tow, Trevor Nelson presents a night of soul classics , and Hollywood composer Giacchino (Lost, Up, Rogue One) leads an all-star variety show.

The Hall’s festive programme also includes 14 of the venue’s famous sing-along carol concerts – including a relaxed performance – as well as Handel’s Messiah, an evening with Katherine Jenkins, and a Films in Concert presentation of E. T. the Extra Terrestrial


Lucy Noble, Artistic Director of the Royal Albert Hall, said: “This is the home of Christmas in London, and we’re proud to unveil a star-studded programme for 2019. As well as perennial favourites – like our sell-out, sing-along carol shows – we’ll be welcoming a panoply of national treasures from a whole host of genres to celebrate the season with us. Whether your preference is pop, jazz, gospel, ballet, soul, cinema, choral music or classical, our festive line-up will add some sparkle to your Christmas.”

Returning shows include Birmingham Royal Ballet’s specially-adapted production of The Nutcracker – which opened to five-star reviews in 2017 and dazzled sold out audiences in 2018 takes centre stage for seven performances, a festive helping of the venue’s introduction to classical musical, My Christmas Orchestral Adventure, as well as Guy Barker’s Big Band Christmas, a jazzy slant on the season, and Father Christmas once again returns to his secret London headquarters at the Royal Albert Hall!

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