Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall - 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Was taken to the Festival Hall by my elder sister to see the Bolshoi do Pas de Deux and was absolutely amazed when the mail [sic] dancer caught the female and he was standing almost in the orchestra pit and I just exploded with cheers until everyone joined in as it was a matinee and the audience was so cold up until then. My sister was very embarrassed but I was so excited. The next time I remember the Festival Hall was when dear Joan Sutherland was singing their [sic] and I had a seat two rows in front of her and she was laughing at me while she was singing, because I was sliding down the …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 29 November, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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Ballet Music

Experience Information

Date/Time 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:50:11 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:23:40 +0000