A Private Five-seat Box at Britain’s most prestigious concert hall, Royal Albert Hall in London, is now available for sale for £550,000 ($900,000). The box is located on the eastern side of the auditorium and has about 865 years remaining on the lease, but the buyer will have to pay £600 annual service charge on each seat.
The boxes at the Royal Albert Hall are extremely rare and those with original features are even rarer, so we anticipate to receive a high level of interest, said Shirley Humphrey, sales and marketing director at Harrods Estate. This five-seat box is perfect for entertaining, whether it is business or pleasure.
If the five-seat box on sale is a little too expensive, a block of five stall seats is also available through Harrods Estates, costing a cool £375,000. The seats, located in the M Block on the western side of the hall, are located close to the bars and restaurants.
When the building was being constructed in the 19th Century, several seats were offered for sale to private individuals on a 999-year lease. Queen Victoria bought 20 of the 1,300 privately-owned seats for £100 each, in addition to the Queen’s box. The seats and the box, located on the Grand Tier, are still owned by the monarchy. [Harrods Estate]