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The Royal Albert Hall was to be the setting for Madame Patti's last concert of the Summer season on the afternoon of Saturday 16 July. An advert for the concert appeared in an 1890s copy of The Times. (TV: Deep Breath)
Circa 1990, the Seventh Doctor invited Sarah Jane Smith to a jazz concert at Albert Hall, but they were instead abducted by the Kalik. After defeating them, the Doctor accidentally transmatted the train to the street outside the Hall instead of to the train station, as he didn't realise until it was too late that there wasn't a Royal Albert Hall station. (COMIC: Train-Flight)
On 27 July 2008, during the Proms, a space portal opened between the Doctor's TARDIS and a point above Albert Hall's orchestra pit. Through that hole, the Tenth Doctor passed sheet music for his new composition, "Ode to the Universe", to the orchestra. He then asked the orchestra to play the song, and for Ben Foster to step down in favour of the Doctor's conduct of the orchestra himself using his sonic screwdriver. A Graske snuck through the portal, armed with the Doctor's water pistol with which he threatened Foster, the orchestra, and the audience. He was pulled back from Albert Hall, into the TARDIS, when the Doctor reversed the polarity of the neutron flow. The audience were told by the Doctor to listen to the music inside of them. (TV: Music of the Spheres)
Behind the scenes
The Royal Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria, in honour of her late husband Prince Albert. Both figures play an important role in the Doctor Who universe, being ultimately responsible for the Torchwood Institute.
Doctor Who at the Proms takes place at the Royal Albert Hall, and includes performances for various Doctors, companions and returning monsters, often by actors who've played them on screen. As a result, recorded content often directly involves Albert Hall, including TV: Music of the Spheres and NOTVALID: Bodyswap to the Proms, which would be referenced in TV: Dark Water.