Cadogan Hall

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The tower of Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall /kəˈdʌɡən/ is a 950-seat capacity[1] concert hall in Sloane Terrace in Chelsea / Belgravia in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, England.

The resident music ensemble at Cadogan Hall is the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), the first London orchestra to have a permanent home. Cadogan Estates offered the RPO the use of the hall as its principal venue in late 2001.[2] The RPO gave its first concert as the resident ensemble of Cadogan Hall in November 2004.[3] Since 2005, Cadogan Hall has also served as the venue for The Proms' chamber music concerts during Monday lunchtimes[4][5] and Proms Saturday matinees; it is also one of the two main London venues of the Orpheus Sinfonia.[6]

The hall is noted for its stained glass windows

Cadogan Hall has also been used as a recording venue. In February 2006, a recording of Mozart symphonies with John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists was produced and made available immediately after the performances.[7][8] In 2009, art rock band Marillion recorded a concert there which was released on the album Live from Cadogan in 2011.


The building is a former Church of Christ, Scientist church, completed in 1907 to designs in the Byzantine Revival style by architect Robert Fellowes Chisholm, who also designed the Napier Museum in Kerala, India.[9] The building was listed Grade II on the National Heritage List for England in April 1969.[10]

By 1996, the congregation had diminished dramatically and the building fell into disuse.[11] Mohamed Fayed, the then owner of Harrods, had acquired the property, but was unable to secure permission to convert the building to a palatial luxury house on account of its status as a listed building. Cadogan Estates Ltd (the property company owned by Earl Cadogan, whose ancestors have been the main landowners in Chelsea since the 18th century – the nearby Cadogan Square and Cadogan Place are also named after them) purchased the building in 2000.[2] It was refurbished in 2004 by Paul Davis and Partners architects at a cost of £7.5 million.[12] The changes included new lighting and sound systems and bespoke acoustic ceiling modules in the performance space.[13][11]

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  1. ^ "Seating plan". Cadogan Hall. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b Louise Jury (8 January 2002). "London Philharmonic gets a concert centre". The Independent. Retrieved 9 August 2008.
  3. ^ Annette Moreau (5 November 2004). "Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Bliss, Cadogan Hall, London". The Independent. Retrieved 9 August 2008.
  4. ^ "Proms Chamber Music at Cadogan Hall" (PDF) (Press release). BBC Proms. 27 April 2005. Retrieved 9 August 2008.
  5. ^ Jessica Duchen (18 July 2008). "BBC Proms: Everything you wanted to know (but were afraid to ask)". The Independent. Retrieved 9 August 2008.
  6. ^ "Orpheus Sinfonia". Orpheus Foundation. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  7. ^ Charlotte Higgins (7 February 2006). "Look sharp: chance to buy live CD straight after the concert". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  8. ^ Andrew Clements (17 February 2006). "Mozart: Symphonies No 39 and 41, English Baroque Soloists/ Gardiner". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  9. ^ "Napier Museum". The Hindu: Metro Plus Thiruvananthapuram. 12 December 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  10. ^ Historic England. "First Church of Christ Scientist (1226700)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 January 2009.
  11. ^ a b "Our History: A brief history of Cadogan Hall". Cadogan Hall. 2019. Archived from the original on 17 May 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Cadogan Hall". Paul Davis and Partners Architects. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  13. ^ "Cadogan Hall". Black sea audio. Retrieved 19 February 2014.

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Coordinates: 51°29′37″N 0°09′27″W / 51.4936°N 0.1576°W / 51.4936; -0.1576