5 Facts About Albert Hall

1. On 2 October 2011, the Albert Hall staged the 25th anniversary performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, which was broadcast live to cinemas across the world and filmed for DVD.

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2. On 6 April 1968, the Albert Hall was the host venue for the Eurovision Song Contest which was broadcast in colour for the first time.

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3. In October 1942, the Albert Hall suffered minor damage during World War II bombing but was left mostly untouched as German pilots used the distinctive structure as a landmark.

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4. In 1936, the Albert Hall was the scene of a giant rally celebrating the British Empire, the occasion being the centenary of Joseph Chamberlain's birth.

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5. At some point, the Queen remarked the Albert Hall reminded her of the British constitution.

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