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Remembrance FAQs

Festival of Remembrance

The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance is an annual event held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It is both a moving and enjoyable evening which commemorates and honours all those who have lost their lives in conflict.

There are two performances held on the day; a matinee performance which takes place at 2pm and an evening performance at 7pm which is attended by Royal Family and broadcast on BBC TV and Radio

Evening Performance

Tickets for the evening performance are distributed by ballot to Legion and Women’s Section members and are issued through Branches and Counties. Ticket prices start from £10 and if you lose your ticket replacement tickets can be provided at the Royal Albert Hall two hours before the performance. Please contact your Branch/County Secretary for more information on attending the evening performance.

Afternoon Performance – Legion and Women’s Section Members

Tickets for members of the Legion and Women’s section will be available from 9.00am on 1 July either by phone, online, in person or by post. To book, please call the Royal Albert Hall Box Office on 020 7589 8212 or visit to book online.

Members booking by phone must be prepared to quote their branch and membership number to assist the Box Office in processing the booking.

Ticket prices for the Afternoon Performance (including VAT) are:

  • Grand Tier Boxes (seating 12) £30.00 per seat
  • Loggia Boxes (seating 8)  £30.00 per seat
  • Second Tier Boxes (seating 5)  £25.00 per seat
  • Stalls £25.00 per seat
  • Circle (Centre) £18.00 per seat
  • Circle (Side) £15.00 per seat

A booking fee of 2% of the total value plus £2.00 per ticket applies to all online and phone bookings. Postal bookings will only incur a booking fee of £2.00 per ticket and personal callers to the Box Office will pay no fee.

Payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Maestro would be welcomed and if this method is preferred, the Box Office will require the credit card number, start date, expiry date, issue number (Maestro only) billing address and security code (last three numbers on the back of the card or 4 numbers on the front of Amex cards.

Postal applications should be made direct to the Royal Albert Hall and will be dealt with in strict order of receipt at the same time as bookings made over the phone, online and in person. Any applications received before 2 July will be deemed to have arrived on that date.

Membership of the Legion must be made clear with the Branch title, address and membership number clearly printed on the letterhead for easy and correct identification.

Postal applications should be sent, with a cheque for the full amount and booking fee (see below), made payable to "Royal Albert Hall", to the Box Office, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP.

There will be strict security on the day so we recommend you arrive early. Refreshments will be available prior to both performances at the restaurants at the Royal Albert Hall.