in Royal Festival Hall - 1958

from Southbank Centre Archive:

My first memory of the Royal Festival Hall is being taken to see the Festival Ballet in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker when I was four.   I was taken by my parents with my brother who was seven as a Christmas treat so it would have been in December 58.   Our seats were at the front of the terrace on the aisle and when I sat down I couldn’t see, so naturally I stood up.  Fortunately I was not in anybody’s way so I stood for the whole performance.  So did my brother.  We were both so enthralled…   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 4 December, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Ballet Suite, The Nutcracker, Op. 71a
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 1958
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Fri, 04 Dec 2015 17:58:03 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:48:46 +0000