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An image of John Rutter conducting at the Royal Albert Hall

John Rutter's Christmas Celebration (Matinee)

Wednesday 6 December 2023, 3.00pm
Royal Albert Hall

John Rutter Conductor
Roderick Williams Baritone
The Bach Choir
Choristers of St Albans Cathedral
Paul Whittaker OBE 
BSL Performer
Stephen Heselton BSL Interpreter

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Back by popular demand, John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration returns to the Royal Albert Hall in 2023.

Full of John Rutter’s own works and arrangements, sing-along carols and glorious symphonic and choral classics, we are pleased to present two performances of this festive extravaganza at 3pm and 7.30pm.

Conducted and presented by John Rutter himself, this ever-popular festive concert – featuring John’s Christmas quiz – is guaranteed to fill you with sparkle and cheer.

There is an additional evening performance of this concert at 7.30pm.

Large print versions and digital formats of the programme for this concert are available on request for customers with accessibility requirements. Please email your request to Doran Crowhurst at least one full week before the performance.

BSL interpreted grey

This event will have a BSL (British Sign Language) interpreter throughout who will be positioned to the left side of the stage.
Please book directly via the Royal Albert Hall website to book these seats.
Select the assigned seats in Rows 3-5 of the Arena which are positioned for the best view and select a free companion seat if needed.

For help on how to book BSL interpreter tickets via the Royal Albert Hall's website please use the guide below:

Download Guide (PDF)

Ticket information

Doors: 2.15pm

Concert starts: 3pm (approximate end time: 5.30pm)

Tickets: £70.70, £63.26, £60.47, £57.67, £50.23, £45.58, £40, £35.35, £29.77, £27.91, £16.74*.

*Book as early as you can to secure the best choice of seats at the best possible prices. Ticket prices will be adjusted in real-time and will reflect the most current price for each performance based on demand. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Groups of just 6+ save up to 30% – phone 020 7608 8840 to find out more (book 6 to 9 tickets online now and immediately save 10%).

Student tickets available, book via Student Pulse.

Under 18 offers apply: £7 for children aged 7–17 in 2nd Tier boxes, Rear Circle and Upper Choir.

This event is not recommended for children under 5. All customers aged 14 years or below must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over.

All RPO orders are subject to a £4 transaction fee. For group bookings of 10+, a £1 fee per ticket applies (capped at £30 per booking).

All Royal Albert Hall orders are subject to fees of 10% of the total transaction, plus a recovery levy of £2 per ticket.

Tickets for RPO Brent Members - SOLD OUT

A limited number of tickets are available for this performance at a special price for RPO Brent members in the Front Circle, Rear Circle and Upper Choir (only).

To book tickets, members should make sure that they are logged into their RPO account. The offer will then automatically be applied in the basket.

Tickets are limited so if the offer is not applied that may be because there are no longer any tickets available for this offer.

Find out more about the RPO Brent membership and sign up here.

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