The 60-second short, 150 Years of Christmas – The Show’s About To Begin, features a continuous journey through the hall fronted by actress Bronté Barbé, with cameos by artists from the hall’s Christmas season – dancers from The Nutcracker, carollers from the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, and musicians from Kansas Smitty’s jazz band, as well as an original score by composer Sam Thompson.

The video marks 150 years of Christmas at the iconic hall, which has hosted a remarkable range of festive events since 1871 – from Handel’s Messiah to the making of a record-breaking Christmas pudding and the Her Majesty The Queen’s first-ever public Christmas speech.

Craig Hassall, chief executive of the Royal Albert Hall, said: “There’s nothing quite like celebrating Christmas at the hall, and for those who can’t make it in person this year, we hope this innovative short film will allow you to join us in spirit – wherever you are in the world.”

More information about the Royal Albert Hall can be found at, or for our thoughts on the classic venue from when we took part in a tour, click here.