BBC Proms 2024: How to get tickets and schedule
The BBC Proms 2024 returns with an exciting lineup, featuring a diverse range of composers and musicians. Over the course of the summer, there will be more than 60 events held across various locations in the UK, including its home venue at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The BBC Proms, short for "Promenade Concerts", is an iconic and celebrated classical music festival held annually in London. Attending the BBC Proms is a dream for many music enthusiasts, offering an unparalleled experience of world-class performances in a historic setting. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of acquiring tickets for the BBC Proms, ensuring you don't miss out on this extraordinary musical event.
BBC Proms 2024 schedule
The schedule for BBC Proms 2024 offers a blend of modern and classical music, showcasing the unique styles and talents of composers throughout history. The first step in securing your tickets is to familiarise yourself with the BBC Proms schedule. The festival typically runs from July to September, featuring a wide array of concerts, events, and performances. Read the latest Proms 2024 details below or visit the official BBC Proms website for full information on schedules, artists, and programme details.
Choosing Your Concerts
With a diverse range of concerts to choose from, featuring various genres and themes, it's essential to plan which 2024 performances you'd like to attend. The BBC Proms website provides detailed information about each concert, helping you make informed decisions based on your musical preferences.
Proms 2024 Latest Dates
🎶 Thursday 25 April: 2024 programme and details announced 🎟️ Saturday 18 May: General Booking opens 📅 The 2024 season runs from Friday 19 July - Saturday 14 September 2024 🇬🇧 Saturday 14 September: Last Night of the Proms Check back here for the latest Proms 2024 info.
Booking Tickets Online
The most convenient way to secure your tickets is through the Royal Albert Hall website with tickets generally available from early May onwards. The website provides an easy to use platform for browsing and purchasing tickets. Be sure to create an account for a smoother booking process. Tickets can also be obtained by phone or in person at the Royal Albert Hall.
1) Visit the official Royal Albert Hall website.
2) Navigate to the 'Tickets' or 'Book Now' section.
3) Select the concert(s) you wish to attend.
4) Choose your preferred seating category.
5) Add the tickets to your cart and proceed to checkout.
6) Provide necessary personal and payment details to complete the transaction.
For those seeking a more immersive and affordable experience, "promming" is a unique option. Promming involves purchasing tickets on the day of the performance for a reduced price, allowing you to stand in the Arena or Gallery areas. Keep in mind that these tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may require queuing.
Keep an Eye on Proms Plus Events
In addition to the main concerts, the BBC Proms often hosts Proms Plus events, including talks, workshops, and discussions. Some of these events are free, while others may require a separate ticket. Check the schedule for these enriching experiences and consider incorporating them into your visit.
Last Night of the Proms tickets
For the highly anticipated Last Night of the Proms 2024 in September, there will be a separate sale due to the high demand for tickets. Each booker is limited to purchasing two tickets. There are four ways to acquire Last Night of the Proms tickets: through the Five-Concert ballot, general sale, purchasing a whole season pass, or day promming.
The Five-Concert ballot is open to those who have already bought tickets to at least five other concerts. Participants are entered into a ballot and can apply for up to two tickets. The ballot generally closes in June.
The general sale offers tickets that can be purchased online, via telephone, or in person, as mentioned earlier.
A whole season pass includes admission to the Last Night. Pass holders who wish to attend the Last Night generally must claim tickets online in early September.
Day promming is available for the Last Night of the Proms as well and can be purchased on the day of the event.
A limited number of Last Night Promming tickets will also be available for individuals who have attended at least five concerts throughout the season. These tickets can usually be purchased from the Box Office at Door 12 on specific dates in July, August and September.
Enjoying the Proms at home
For those unable to attend the concerts in person, there are still opportunities to enjoy the BBC Proms. Every Prom held at the Royal Albert Hall will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Additionally, most of the concerts will be available on BBC Sounds for listening back for up to one year. The BBC will broadcast a number of programs, and catch-up options will be available on BBC iPlayer.
The BBC Proms 2024 promises an exceptional lineup of music, with a combination of classical and modern compositions performed by renowned musicians and ensembles. From July to September, music enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the Proms by attending the events or tuning in from the comfort of their homes.