Heritage Meets Technology
“The pace at the Hall is relentless. We are running seven days a week, morning and night, and all the time trying to ensure every department is providing the very best experience. This is why technology is an important part of the Hall’s future – it really is the building that never sleeps,” Michelle says.
The Royal Albert Hall puts on more shows than ever before, with 370 performances in their main auditorium per year and close to 200 events in secondary spaces. Performances now range from musicals to sporting events like the Masters Tennis tournament.
“The audience already expects things like LED screens and other tech in the performances, but now with Samsung we are slowly bringing it into the rest of the building, after all we are competing with places like the O2. The Hall has to be relevant as well as historic.”
It is getting close to show time, but before Michelle moves on to more pressing issues, she leaves us with a nice thought. “Albert himself was a visionary, so technology has always been a part of the Hall,” she says.
It’s time to find our seats.