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WOW Live at the Royal Albert Hall - FAQs

8 Dec 2020

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Want to know more about WOW Live at the Royal Hall and WOW London's 2021 International Women's Day celebrations? You are in the right place! Read on for FAQs from how to book to whether you can watch if you can't be there...

What is WOW Live at the Royal Albert Hall?

WOW Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a one-off WOW - Women of the World event to mark 2021’s International Women’s Day. After a year of lockdowns and isolation across the world, we wanted to bring people together for a night of celebration and unity. The event will feature a line-up of world class speakers, performers, comedians, activists and thinkers, and celebrate the resilience and achievements of women, girls and non-binary people.

The line-up will be announced in 2021. You can find out more and buy tickets here.

When is the event and how much are tickets?

The event is on 8th March 2021 at 7.30pm and tickets range from £17.50 - £95. Due to current government restrictions, there are a very limited number of tickets available so we recommend booking early.

Tickets go on sale to WOW newsletter subscribers and Royal Albert Hall Patrons at 10am on 9th December. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on 10th December here.

WOW - Women of the World is run by the charity The WOW Foundation. There are higher priced tickets available up to £95 for people who are able to afford to buy a more expensive ticket and support WOW’s charitable work. There are many tickets available at £17.50, and we will make sure a broadcast or streaming option is available to make the event as accessible as possible.

Visit the Royal Albert Hall website for tickets.

Will the event be socially distanced?

Yes this will be a socially distanced performance and the Royal Albert Hall are following all government Covid 19 guidelines to ensure a safe environment. You can find full information on its website.

If you have any questions around the refund or cancellation policy, please visit the Royal Albert Hall website.

Will the event be BSL interpreted and/or Captioned? Do I need to book tickets in a certain area of the auditorium?

Yes! The event will be both BSL interpreted and Captioned. People using Captions can choose any ticket type. BSL users should book a 'BSL ticket', which includes a companion ticket (total price £17.50) - you'll see this listed as an option when you book tickets.

Are there wheelchair user tickets available?

Yes there are. Please email the box office at contact@royalalberthall.com to book.

Will there be a way of watching it if I can’t come to the event or it sells out?

We want as many people to be able to be part of this event and be able to watch, wherever in the world you are. Together with the Royal Albert Hall we are currently exploring the best broadcast and streaming options.

Does this mean there won’t be a London WOW Festival in 2021? Will more events be announced?

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions, sadly it is not possible to hold a full WOW Festival in London at Southbank Centre in 2021.

Our one-off event at the Royal Albert Hall will allow a number of people to come together to celebrate, but we want to bring people together from around the UK and world so are planning a season of online conversations, workshops and more that will take place around International Women’s Day.

These events will be announced early 2021 and will be online and accessible to people worldwide. They will be ticketed - tickets will be on a sliding scale and there will be very low priced tickets available.

We know not everyone will be able to travel to or can afford to attend the Royal Albert Hall event so we are committed to making our 2021 WOW London offering as accessible as possible.

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Will you be back at Southbank Centre in 2022?

We very much hope WOW will be back at Southbank Centre for its London Festival in 2022. We’re very proud that Southbank Centre is WOW London’s home and we can’t wait to return.