Where will I sit at the Royal Albert Hall?

9 January 2014

Choir tickets are sold in three categories, Boxes, Main Singing Area and Circle. The earliest bookings are always given what we consider to be the best seats. You can view pictures of the choir at our events in our photo galleries.  Boxes and Circle are self-explanatory, but here is some clarification about how we allocate seats in the Main Singing Area.

Main Singing Area Sopranos are first of all seated in the Stalls. We may then put in two or three rows of Arena seats behind the orchestra violins, and then two or more rows behind the Basses at the back of the Stage. Finally, we fill the Choir East Section from front to back.

Main Singing Area Altos are first of all seated in the Stalls. We may then put in two or more rows behind the Basses at the back of the Stage. Finally, we fill the Choir West Section from front to back.

Main Singing Area Tenors are usually seated on a stage extension behind the orchestra. Rows 1 and 2 in that section are farthest from the conductor but are the most raised, so we consider them to be the best position.  Occasionally we do not use the stage extension, and tenors are seated on the Stage with the basses.

Main Singing Area Basses are seated on the Stage, from front to back.

Because of Health & Safety requirements, chairs on the Stage have to be strapped together so the space between them cannot be adjusted. The number of end-of-row seats is limited, but if space is a problem for you, please tell us when you send in your booking form and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Any singer with a particular request should specify their requirements at the time of booking.  This is particularly important for Messiah from Scratch®, as the lack of rehearsal means there is no chance for you to swap your seat on the day for one which is more suitable.

Where will I sit at the Royal Albert Hall?