Knightsbridge Theatres

Royal Albert Hall A primarily residential and retail area south of Hyde Park, Knightsbridge is one of London's most exclusive districts. Opened in 1906, Knightsbridge tube station sits on the Piccadilly Line. The station is a gateway for the fashionable shopping district, which includes iconic shops Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Although know more as a shopping mecca than a theatre destination, Knightsbridge is also home to a small number of venues for the performing arts that attract top talent from across Britain and around the world. The station is also close to the renowned Victoria and Albert Museum, which houses an extensive theatre and performing arts collection.

The Intermission Theatre, St. Saviour's Church

The Intermission Theatre at St. Saviour's Church is a versatile space for workshop and the performing arts. Built between 1838 and 1840, St. Saviour's Church evokes a 15th century Gothic style. A listed building, the intimate church features stunning glass windows that commemorate Queen Victoria and the First World War, as well as important figures in the congregation's history. The small venue is also used to host a range of visual arts exhibitions, meetings and workshops.

The Intermission Theatre is primarily a home for Christian performers, writers and artists. In addition to regular theatre productions, the Intermission Theatre stages short-run music and dance performances. Situated on Walton Place behind Harrods, the theatre and St. Saviour's Church is a seven minute walk south of Knightsbridge tube station. Intermission Theatre is also home to a professional Christian theatre company that produces pieces related to spiritual themes. The theatre also runs a children's and youth programme.

Royal Albert Hall

Primarily a concert hall, the Royal Albert Hall is best known as the home of the summer Proms concert series. Since 1941, the Hall has put on memorable Proms concerts. The venerable concert hall has a capacity of up to 5,272 seats, depending on how the venue is configured for individual events. Opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria, the Royal Albert Hall has seen some of the most renowned artists perform on its stage. The concert hall is named in honour of the former regent's consort, Prince Albert. With a stunning circular design, it is also one of London's most iconic buildings. The Royal Albert Hall is a 12 minute walk north-west of Knightsbridge station.

Since its opening, the hall's stage has seen opera, ballet and classical music performed to millions of spectators. From film premieres to graduation ceremonies, the Royal Albert Hall has been come to be known as "The Nation's Village Hall". Each year the Royal Albert Hall hosts over 350 events ranging from classical music concerts to rock and pop concerts. The venue is also used for community and sports events, opera and ballet performances, and award ceremonies. The first performance at the Royal Alberta Hall was Arthur Sullivan's On Shore and Sea, which was staged on 1 May 1871. In 2011, the Hall hosted the 25th anniversary performance of The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The performance featured the original London West End cast, including Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford. The performance was also broadcast live to cinemas around the world. The concert hall was also used as a setting for Alfred Hitchcock's film The Man Who Knew Too Much. Regular performers at the Hall include the Royal Choral Society, Cirque de Soleil and the English National Ballet. The venue has also been used regularly by music legends Eric Clapton and Shirley Bassey.