For the first time ever, ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ is to make its UK debut with a live orchestra this coming September at the Royal Albert Hall.

As the battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader.

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force. Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon so soon. A stunning revelation—and a life-or-death battle with Darth Vader—awaits all accompanied by the acclaimed Philharmonia Orchestra bringing every breathtaking moment to life like never before.

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Celebrating its 10th birthday, the films in concert series will showcase the iconic film for five performances only with John Williams score live.

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We were delighted to host the UK premiere of Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert last year, one of the most requested films in the ten years that we’ve been hosting Films in Concert. We’re ecstatic that Star Wars is coming back this year, with the most critically-acclaimed and musically ground-breaking movie in the series.

Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday from, with a Wednesday pre-sale for the venue’s Friends and Patrons.