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Reviewed 22 June 2015

For such an iconic building in London, I did not want the awful smell of popcorn hit me as I walked in through the main entrance, its not a cinema.

We were asked by a member of the RAH team about our thoughts on catering, seating etc so we made it known about the popcorn needs to go.

The loggia box was superb for the Space Spectacular concert, the music was excellent provided by the Philharmonic Orchestra with the very witty Anthony Inglis as the Conductor. The laser show was excellent and the fireworks were great too.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank StuartB904
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

think you wouldn't like classical music, if you like sci fi films you should go, surprise yourself and experience something fantastic.

we come to the classical spectacular as well, brilliant!!!!

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Lee F
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

For an event that wasn't heavily advertised, the hall was packed full. And rightly so, the event was - getting the last of the cliches out of the way - out of this world.

The only jarring parts were the hammy voiceovers by the conductor (Darth Vader and ET impersonations) but these didn't detract from the overall performance.

Opening with Zarathursta from 2001 and then straight into the main theme from Star Wars, with lasers and pyrotechnics galore, it was clear that this was going to be a special night. And if it leaned heavily on John Williams (ET, Superman, the amazing suite from Close Encounters), who could argue with the sheer range and vision of his music?

There was also a nod to the past in the shape of the main theme from Things To Come, and a gorgeous rendition of the opening theme from Battlestar Galactica. Less impressive was the fanfare from Star Trek: The Motion Picture and the Blue Danube, the former due to it being a (comparatively) dull piece, the latter because the Orchestra seemed to switch into jukebox mode, and took it a little too fast (it's a waltz, not a gavotte...)

More welcome was the inclusion of Jupiter and Mars from Holst's Planets suite and the incredible Duel of the Fates - played by the orchestra for the first time - left everybody breathless. Not least of all the brass section who must have been in respiratory acidosis by the end of the evening.

The Thunderbirds theme had the audience doing the countdown - a nice touch - and the evening was signed off with the full closing titles from Star Wars. Throw in the Forest Battle from Return of the Jedi, Across the Stars from Attack of the Clones and the Imperial March,and it's clear that the audience seriously got their money's worth.

All in all, a fantastic, fantastic event, played by an orchestra who were patently enjoying every second.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Anthony O
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

fantastic musical concert for all trekkies, brilliant light show and even better, listening to the Royal Phil

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

Wonderful views of the stage for the Space Spectacular show. The music & acoustics were great. Along with the music they had a laser light show & some fireworks. Great for families and of course for the trekking fans. The hall is beautiful inside and outside. We had box eats, which is very convenient to the bathroom and the bar. We could bring our food & drinks into the stalls as there was a table to place the items on.
Also, the inside out tour of the Hall is wonderful and full of history

Date of experience: June 2015
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