Our original masterplan, on which the lottery application is based, included a detailed acoustical survey. What became apparent was that further studies would be necessary and that, given we were already operating in an acoustically difficult building, there were no easy answers.
The hall's responsibilities as the venue for the world's greatest classical music festival are taken very seriously but always in the context of our responsibility to the British people as custodians of an historic monument that is also the nation's village hall.
"People friendliness" in a multi-purpose venue is about improving people's experience for seeing, as well as hearing, and for improving facilities for a range of events as well as the particular needs of a single art form. If we are successful in our lottery bid, we will hope to transform the experience of all our customers - audiences, artists and even acousticians.
Royal Albert Hall