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BAFTA moves to Royal Festival Hall for 2023 awards ceremony

BAFTA is moving.

The UK Premiere Film Awards, which have been taking place for many years at London’s Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, will be moved one tube station across South Bank to the Royal Festival Hall 2023 event.

The Royal Festival Hall is a much smaller venue, about 2,700 to 5, at the Royal Albert Hall . It is also a more modern building. The Royal Albert, built in 1871, is one of the city’s most iconic buildings, while the 700 of the Royal Festival Hall, which showcases a more blocky, functional style of post-World War II architecture.

But the Royal Festival Hall has the advantage of being a location that complements many of London’s most famous landmarks, from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to the National Theatre and the London Eye. This backdrop works well to cover 2023 BAFTA’s cameras, which will be broadcast locally on the BBC and syndicated on the global network.

BAFTA moved to Royal Albert at 2023 for their 200 anniversary. Previously, the awards ceremony was held at the Royal Opera House.

“The Royal Albert Hall has been a wonderful home for us for the past six years. Emma Baehr, Executive Director of Awards and Content, BAFTA A new chapter in the film year of the heart and we can’t wait to host BAFTA’s most ambitious celebration yet at the Royal Festival Hall.

Nominees for the BAFTA Awards will be announced in January , with the 2023 BAFTA held in February 19.

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