Here at Ticket Squeeze, we sell tickets for venues all across the globe. If you’re in the mood for adventure, why not check out these amazing locations? Whether it’s the exemplary acoustics or the views across areas of outstanding natural beauty, these venues will get you reaching for your passport in no time!
Royal Albert Hall – London, England
One of the most prestigious live music venues in the UK, the Royal Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria in 1871. With a capacity of 5272 people, it hosts over 400 events each year, including rock, pop and classical concerts, opera and ballet performances, film screenings and sports events. Eric Clapton and Shirley Bassey are known for being prolific presences at the Royal Albert Hall, having both played there numerous times. Other notable performers and figures to appear at the venue are: Adele, Muhammed Ali, Sir Winston Churchill, and Roger Daltrey of The Who. It is perhaps best known for hosting the BBC Proms – an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held and broadcast annually by the BBC.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Denver, Colorado, USA
With its stunning natural amphitheatre shape and acoustics, Red Rocks Amphitheatre has existed as an entertainment venue since the early years of the twentieth century, but was likely used by the Ute Tribe before that. It also has fossils and dinosaur tracks nearby that date back to the Jurassic period of 160 million years ago. Its russet hue gives the venue the ‘red’ part of its name and its ‘rocks’ are named “Creation Rock” in the north, “Ship Rock” in the south, and “Stage Rock” to the east. Today, the award-winning venue is widely known as one of the best in North America – 1999, having won Pollstar’s annual honor of best small outdoor venue for the eleventh time in a row, the magazine changed the name of the award to the Red Rocks Award and removed Red Rocks from the running. Can’t beat that!
Théâtre Antique D’Orange – Provence, France
Carved into a hillside in the picturesque Loire Valley between 10 and 25 CE, the Roman amphitheater Théâtre Antique D’Orange is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a singular beauty! Built by the Roman Emperor Augustus, it entertained the masses with juggling, acrobatics, poetry and mime, and has been an area for entertainment ever since! It was the venue of choice when France staged its own version of Woodstock in 1975 and today hosts hosts concerts, theatrical performances, and the yearly summer opera festival, Les Chorégies d’Orange.
Slane Castle – Dublin, Ireland
A spectacular eighteenth-century Irish castle nestled in a natural bowl that seats up to 100,000 people, Slane Castle is the perfect place to hold a rock concert! Over the years, it has hosted an impressive roster of musical acts, including David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Guns N’ Roses, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Its site is also situated in an area steeped in history, wth many significant events in Irish history, including St. Patrick’s paschal fire and the Battle of the Boyne, which secured the new William of Orange’s claim to the throne, happening nearby.
Sydney Opera House – Sydney, Australia
Easily recognisable by its iconic shape, the Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most famous and distinctive buildings and a masterpiece of 20th century architecture. The multi-building arts centre was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20 October 1973 and is annually visited by more than eight million people. It hosts over 1,500 events annually and is home to three resident companies: Opera Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
Gorge Amphitheatre – George, Washington, USA
With scenic views of the Columbia River Valley and unbelievable natural acoustics, Gorge Amphitheatre is another of North America’s most popular outdoor venues. Over the years, the Gorge has become a must-play spot for artists like Dave Matthews, Phish, and Pearl Jam and a haven for the 20,000 fans who come to see them! The amphitheatre offers concert-goers many camping options and is perfect for groups of friends that want to enjoy that once-in-a-lifetime concert experience together!
Auditorium Parco della Musica – Rome, Italy
The second-most-visited cultural music venue in the world, after Lincoln Center in New York, Parco della Musica is a public music complex that consists of the marble amphitheatre known as the Cavea, which is reminiscent of Greek or Roman outdoor entertainment spaces, and three halls – Sala Santa Cecilia, Sala Sinopoli, and Sala Petrassi – known affectionately by many as “the blobs,” “the beetles,” “the turtles” or “the computer mouses”. Designed with precision, it is acoustically perfect, and it also houses a small museum for the 6th-Century B.C. artifacts that were unearthed during its construction.
Musikverein, Golden Hall – Vienna, Austria
Widely regarded as the crown jewel amongst Viennese concert halls, Grosser Musikvereinssaal, or the Golden Hall, is noted for its second-to-none acoustics that come from a design built upon intuition and without modern architectural techniques to enhance sound. It was designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen in the Neoclassical style of an ancient Greek temple and its wooden floor and ceiling allow for sublime resonance. The Golden Hall mainly hosts classical concerts and is the home of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra.
Radio City Music Hall – New York City, USA
Nicknamed “The Showplace of the Nation” and also known as “The Place for the People”, New York City’s Radio City Music Hall boasts a lavish Art Deco interior that sets it apart as a grand and dramatic arts venue. When it was built in the 1930s, Radio City had the world’s largest orchestra; the most expansive theatre screen; the heaviest proscenium arch in a theatre; and the “finest precision dancers”, the Rockettes. Today, it has seen the likes of Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Liberace, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, and more gracing its iconic stage!
Odeon of Herodus Atticus – Athens, Greece
Located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, Greece, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone Roman theatre that was built by Herodes Atticus in memory of his Roman wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla in AD 161. In the 1950s, the audience stands and orchestra stage were restored using Pentelic marble and it has since annually hosted the Athens Festival – one of the most famous arts festivals in Greece. Over the years, Frank Sinatra, Sting, Elton John, Jethro Tull, Foo Fighters, Florence and the Machine and many others have graced this historic stage!