in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

My first visit to the Royal Festival Hall was during the Festival of Britain itself. I was seventeen and working in a City office where I had a friend who shared my interest in the ballet. She and I, therefore, decided to see what this new concert hall - cum - theatre was like by going to see 'Swan Lake', all four acts. At that time Act Two was more often performed on its own. Our tickets allowed us into the festival grounds an hour or two early so we were able to get a peep at the Dome of Discovery etc as well. The hall had all the appearence of a theatre and we thoroughly enjoyed the …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 29 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Swan Lake
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:53:20 +0000
Approved on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:20:40 +0000