Royal Albert Hall
Each year stars from the world of rock, pop and comedy rock the iconic London venue to raise money for us.
Noel Gallagher curated this year's Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall concerts. Our annual series of shows saw Ryan Adams, Kasabian, Primal Scream, Paul Weller, Rizzle Kicks and Labrinth take to the stage to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust along with a night of comedy that featured two of the UK’s biggest comedians Russell Brand and Noel Fielding. Noel Gallagher headlined a very special show on the Saturday evening featuring performances from Special Guests including Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon.More about Royal Albert Hall
What the press say...
“... after brightening London’s musical landscape for 11 of the past 12 years, Teenage Cancer Trust can still attract pop’s aristocracy.”
– Evening Standard
“Effortlessly iconic for a mammoth cause.”
– Mik Curtis, Daily Star
“I can think of few comedy benefit gigs more worthwhile, better organised or more generally inspiring than the annual Albert Hall gala in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.”
– Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph
A word from our host...
Chris Cotton, Chief Executive at the Royal Albert Hall said:
“We are honoured to have supported Teenage Cancer Trust’s concerts since they started here 12 years ago and the electric atmosphere they bring to the Hall. Teenage Cancer Trust consistently bring a world class line up of talent to help raise funds in support of young people who are affected by cancer and this year, to my mind, is their strongest yet.
During the week we run music education and art workshops in collaboration with the charity to offer teenagers, who might not otherwise have the opportunity, to work with some of their favourite artists. Come along and be a part of it”
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Each show helps raise money so that Teenage Cancer Trust can provide the best possible care and professional support for young people with cancer.
The aim of the shows is to raise funds for desperately needed specialist teenage cancer facilities. Teenage Cancer Trust units, which are all built in NHS hospitals, combine an expert team and the best possible therapy with the best possible environment for teenagers and young adults. And by focusing on quality of life, they can change a teenager’s outlook and give them a better chance of survival.
Our ticket policy
What we think about secondary ticket agencies
An incredible amount of hard work and good will goes into organising Concerts for Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall, and this includes the artists who all give their time for free. Teenage Cancer Trust strongly believes it is wrong for individuals to hijack these efforts and personally profit by selling tickets on the secondary market.
We do not allocate any tickets to secondary ticket agencies and work with official fan clubs to make sure that fans are able to buy tickets at face value. We believe the only people entitled to profit from our event are young people with cancer.
Royal Albert Hall Merchandise
Check out our new guitar torch keyring and merchandise from this and previous year's shows. We've also got the official Jamie Hewlett designed range including t-shirts, cotton tote, retro messenger bag, button badges and a mug!More
Roger Daltrey CBE
"Every year Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall raises essential funds to support the charity's work. I am incredibly proud of what we have already achieved and am inspired about what we will accomplish together.
Within these memories of unique collaborations and musical firsts are the faces of the incredible young people I have met. Over the years I have met many young people with cancer and like Teenage Cancer Trust, I believe that they shouldn’t have to stop being teenagers just because they have this disease.
They have helped me understand that they are young people first – cancer patients second and I am always struck by their enthusiasm, positivism and their lust for life."
Earn Blue Dot points by attending our events
When you support Teenage Cancer Trust at selected events (including our Royal Albert Hall shows) you will be able to earn Blue Dots, the new virtual currency used to reward great people who support fantastic causes.More
Noel Fielding, Teenage Cancer Trust ambassador
"Teenage Cancer Trust is such an important charity, the work they have done is mind blowing. You get asked to do a lot of charity work when you’re in comedy or on the telly but this one means a lot to me. It’s great to do the gig and make an impact in some way. I always like to come and get involved a bit and meet young people. It makes the whole thing like a proper experience rather than just doing the gig. I like hanging out with teenagers anyway. Not in a weird way. That’s about my mental level.
It’s beautiful, it’s amazing. I’m just pleased they keep asking me back. 2010 was my 6th time, so I feel like a veteran. I feel like they come and get me out of my box and say ‘come and do one more’ and I’m like ‘really?’ I’m honoured they keep asking me to be involved. The whole thing is like a shimmering ball of magic.
Me and Rog, yeah he emails me. He texts me. I just hang out in his garden till he asks me to do it. You can’t say no. He’s in The Who, you have to do it."
Tell your story…
If you're a current or ex-patient and diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 13 to 24 you may like to share you story.
By telling us your story you can help other young people understand what it’s like to have cancer and help others understand why the work of Teenage Cancer Trust is so important.