On Monday 7 October 2013, the Royal Albert Hall will be hosting an exclusive World Premiere of Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burtoncelebrating the extraordinary collaboration between the acclaimed composer and visionary filmmaker.

The concert will see Danny Elfman‘s famous Tim Burton film scores brought to life on stage by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by John Mauceri, whilst visuals from Burton’s original production artwork, sketches and drawings are displayed on the big screen. There will also be an exclusive special guest performance by four-time Oscar-nominated Danny Elfman himself, making his first public singing performance in 18 years.

With a range of films from a fascinating back-catalogue of classics including Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Alice in Wonderland, this concert will explore the collaborative relationship between music and storytelling and the process and importance that this has in filmmaking.


“I’ve always heard Danny’s scores performed live during our recording sessions for the films we’ve collaborated on… for others to finally be able to hear his music live, at such a historic venue as the Royal Albert Hall, is really something special.”
Tim Burton

I really look forward to revisiting this body of work which has been such a huge part of my life and bringing it to the concert stage. And the idea of performing some of Jack Skellington’s songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas live for the very first time is immensely exciting.”
Danny Elfman


Tickets for Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton go on sale at 9am on Thursday 14 February and start at £20 (booking fees may apply).

Buy online at www.royalalberthall.com or phone the Box Office on 020 7589 8212

Film at the Hall

This event is part of the Royal Albert Hall’s series in celebrating classic films with live orchestra.

Over 50,000 people have now enjoyed this series of sold out performances at the Hall of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Matrix, the 50th Anniversary of West Side Story and Disney’s Fantasia, not to mention the upcoming world premiere of Singin’ in the Rain on 8 & 9 March.

A packed auditorium enjoys The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in 2009

The Hall creates a unique cinematic experience and is no stranger to film screenings. In addition to this series of events, a number of world premieres have been held at the Hall, including Skyfall and Titanic in 3D in 2012.

Film events here date back to the 1920s, including 1921 silent film The Queen of Sheba being shown on 7 nights in January 1922. There have also been several occasions where the Hall itself has starred in films, most famously in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1934 suspense classic The Man Who Knew Too Much.