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Royal Albert Hall Films in Concert return with Harry Potter, Star Wars and Christmas Muppets

A stunning view of the Royal Albert Hall auditorium with ginat cinema screen

The Royal Albert Hall is bringing back the movies, announcing its first Films in Concert season since the advent of the pandemic. The series sees the iconic concert venue transformed with a giant movie screen and a live orchestra playing the whole score to accompany the movie.

Harry Potter, Superman and The Lord of the Rings are amongst the franchises getting the treatment over the next 12 months. Also returning to the RAH stage is epic video games series Final Fantasy, with the VII Remake Orchestral World Tour. 

The new FF concert features symphonic arrangements from the latest Square Enix release, including the theme Hollow, composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

The Royal Albert Hall will also host the World Premiere of the long delayed James Bond blockbuster No Time To Die on September 28. Producers Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and director Cary Joji Fukunaga are expected to join Daniel Craig on the red carpet.

The Royal Albert Hall Films in Concert season 2021 – 2022

Anime character wields a giant sword in Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII Remake Orchestra World Tour
Sep 19, 2pm & 7pm. Tickets £20-£90.
The most lauded score in modern gaming returns, with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Maida Vale Singers. Conductor Arnie Roth is on the joypad.

Harry Potter and his friends cast spells in a scene from The Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert
Sep 24 (7:30pm), Sep 25 (2:30pm & 7:30pm), Sep 26 (1:30 & 6:30pm).Tickets £28.50-£89.50
Our Hogwart heroes return in this fifth installment, with Nicholas Hooper’s score performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Justin Freer waves the wand.

Kermit, Miss Piggy and the Muppets cast in period Christmas Carl costumes

The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert
Dec 11, 2:30pm & 7pm. Tickets £25-£68.50
Classic festive hijinks, featuring the original score by Miles Goodman and songs by Academy Award winner Paul Williams. 

The Brassed Off cast march into the Royal Albert Hall

Brassed Off Live
Wed 25 May 2022, 7pm. Tickets £27.92-£81
A unique opportunity to see the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Grimethorpe Colliery Band, with conductor Ben Palmer, perform the score live at the venue at the film’s heart. Very meta.

The first Lord of the Rings film plays on a giant screen above an orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in Concert
May 27 2022 (7:30pm), May 28 (1:30pm & 7:30pm)
The movie that kickstarted the Royal Albert Hall’s Films in Concert programme returns. The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra perform Howard Shore’s Academy Award-winning score.

Christopher Reeve as Superman flies above Metropolis

Superman in Concert
Jun 25 (7:30pm). Tickets £34-£80.50
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, under the baton of Anthony Gabriele, perform John William’s beloved original score…and you’ll believe a man can fly.

Luke Skywalker surrounded by Stormtroopers in Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
Sep 23 (7:30pm), Sep 24 (2:30pm & 7:30pm), Sep 25 (1:30pm & 6:30pm). Tickets £37-£90.50
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… London Symphony Orchestra perform John Williams’ legendary score.

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