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Get free concerts forever at the Royal Albert Hall

January 9, 2017 by norman lebrecht

4 comments.


There’s a box for sale.

They only come up once in a decade or more.

Own one, and you can see every event in the hall for free.

The price £2.5 million.

Worth a bid.

 


Comments (4)

  1. Jon says:

    As well as seeing concerts for free, owners of seats at the Albert Hall can also profit from selling them on at inflated prices for concerts they don’t want to see. Some of the owners make more than £100K a year from reselling their seats. The Charity Commission has been trying to get the Hall to deal with this for several years, so far without much success

    1. Myrtar says:

      If the box costs 2.5m and they generate 100k a year, it would take 25 years to break even (ignoring advertisement costs for those tickets, maintenance fees etc). Hardly what one would call an investment.

      1. Cyril Blair says:

        But you can also rent it out as an Airbnb on nights when the hall is dark.

  2. Sorina says:

    Owner of 12-seat box will have right to attend two-thirds of events at concert hall.

    https://www.ft.com/content/32dba1c4-d672-11e6-944b-e7eb37a6aa8e


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