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BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Credit: BBC and Mark Allan. Image courtesy of the BBC.
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Experience one of the top music events in London, and the biggest classical music festival on Earth, with fun and affordable concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and across the city.

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Hear a wide range of classical music in a season of informal concerts with the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and in venues across London. 

Each year, the BBC Proms hosts two months of concerts over the summer, aiming to bring the finest classical music to as many people as possible at affordable prices and in an informal atmosphere.

From classical favourites to contemporary world premieres and family concerts, the BBC Proms offer a stage for leading musicians, singers, orchestras and soloists from across the world with a broad programme of music. 

The eight weeks of concerts culminate in the famous Last Night performances including BBC Proms in the Park, full of chanting and quirky traditions.

What were the highlights of BBC Proms 2020?

In 2020, the programme celebrated the past and explored the future, bringing the BBC Proms atmosphere to homes through virtual events. 

  • The festival began with an iconic First Night performance of Beethoven's 9 Symphonies by Iain Farrington for a Grand Virtual Orchestra. It marked the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.
  • You could tune into opening weekend shows which featured BBC Orchestras and BBC Singers on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four.
  • BBC Radio 3 was also accepting requests of your favourite past Proms performances.
  • Daily throwback shows from BBC Archive were hosted on BBC Radio 3.
  • If you tuned into BBC Four on Sundays, you could see some of the outstanding past performances.
  • Live broadcast performances were hosted throughout the festival, including the poignant Last Night of the Proms celebrations.

What is Promming at the Proms?

Proms is short for Promenade Concerts: informal and inexpensive concerts which feature the popular tradition of Promming

You can usually take part in this tradition by buying a standing ticket in the central arena or high-up gallery of the Royal Albert Hall for just £6.

There are usually up to 1,350 standing places available for Promenaders (Prommers) at each concert, with some available to buy on the door before each performance. A limited number of tickets can also usually be bought online on the morning of the concerts.

How much are BBC Proms tickets?

You can usually find tickets at prices ranging from £6 to £105. Booking fees apply. 

How to book BBC Proms tickets?

Tickets are available for purchase online. 

If you want to secure one of the Promming standing tickets on the day of the concert, turn up at the venue from 9am and you'll be given a number to join the queue. This numbered queuing system allows you to then return later to take up your numbered position in the queue.

If you book tickets to five or more concerts, you can usually enter the ballot for the popular Last Night of the Proms concert. Or you can apply for tickets via the Last Night Open Ballet.

Where does BBC Proms take place?

Performances take place in various venues across the city, with main events hosted at the Royal Albert Hall

How do I get there?

You can travel to the Royal Albert Hall by Tube, bus or taxi. The closest Tube stations include South Kensington and Gloucester Road, both operating Circle, District and Piccadilly lines.

Use the TfL Journey Planner for planning out your route ahead.

Venue Details & Map

Royal Albert Hall

Address
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
Website
http://www.royalalberthall.com
Public transport:
Tube: High Street Kensington/South Kensington Train: Victoria

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