We hear that the Royal Albert Hall yesterday informed Raymond Gubbay Ltd that they will not allocate them pre-Christmas dates from next year for the annual Christmas Festival which has been running for 25 years.
The Hall will be promoting its own Christmas events from 2018.
RGL has now lost more than half its annual dates at the iconic and profitable venue.
Raymond Gubbay, its founder, has issued the following statement: ‘I am very sad to hear that the Christmas Festival at the Royal Albert Hall which I started all those years ago will not continue beyond next Christmas. However, I sold the company which still bears my name and so I am not involved in any way with these events.’