The 2018 BBC Proms season is almost upon us, so we’re here to give you all the information you need to attend.
This year’s season begins with the First Night of the Proms on Friday 13 July with concerts every day until the Last Night on Saturday 8 September.
How to buy tickets
A full Proms schedule is available here, where you can also buy tickets in advance online. Tickets vary in price from £7.50 to £100, depending on the seat’s location within the venue.
You can also order tickets over the phone by calling the Box Office on +44 (0)20 7070 4441 or +44 (0)20 7589 8212 (international).
If you fancy a slightly different Proms experience, you could join the Prommers and queue for £6 tickets on the door. It’s recommended that you get there from 5pm to ensure you get a queueing ticket (although you may need to go earlier for very popular concerts).
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The Last Night of the Proms
The Last Night of the Proms is a slightly different affair, owing to its huge demand. For Prommers, an early rise is on the cards. The stewards allow you to leave the queue for 30-minute intervals, and they will explain the specific Promming protocol to all queue members on the day.
If you have attended at least five other Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, you can enter the ballot to buy a maximum of two tickets for the Last Night.
There is also an open ballot for the Last Night of the Proms, in which 200 seats are available. The ballot opens on Friday 29 June. Apply here.
The Last Night of the Proms extends beyond the Albert Hall, with celebrations also taking place in Hyde Park. As well as the Prom being streamed live from the Albert Hall, there will be performances from artists and ensembles including Michael Ball, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Gladys Knight, Josh Groban and Joseph Calleja. Tickets are on sale now and available here.
Watch and listen at home
Every Prom is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and some will be televised on Sundays and Fridays on BBC Four and Proms Extra on BBC Two. The Proms TV schedule is available here.