Last Night of the Proms 2024: Book tickets, ballot and programme
The Last Night of the Proms 2024, will be the grand finale of the world's largest classical music festival and an iconic celebration of classical music, The BBC Proms 2024, held annually at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.As one of the most anticipated events on the classical music calendar, obtaining tickets for this spectacular night requires a bit of planning. Here's a guide on how to secure your spot and make the most of 2024's musical extravaganza.
What is the Last Night of the Proms and when is it in 2024?
Usually held in September, the Last Night of the Proms is an annual tradition that closes the Proms season in a joyous celebration of classical music. The event is known for its lively and festive atmosphere, featuring beloved classical works, patriotic tunes, and audience participation that creates an unforgettable experience for all attendees.
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.
What's on the programme for 2024?
The Last Night of the Proms is renowned for its jubilant and patriotic atmosphere, featuring a repertoire that often includes works by various composers. While the exact list may vary, here are some composers and compositions that have traditionally found a place in the festivities:
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (Land of Hope and Glory) - Edward Elgar
Rule, Britannia! - Thomas Arne
Jerusalem - Hubert Parry
Fantasia on British Sea-Songs (above) - Sir Henry Wood
How do I Get Tickets?
Due to the immense popularity of the Last Night of the Proms, special booking arrangements apply. Here are several ways to secure your tickets:
Option 1. Five-Concert Ballot tickets
Booking tickets for at least five other Proms concerts at the Royal Albert Hall makes you eligible for the Five-Concert Ballot. Tick the 'ballot opt-in' box when booking online or inform the Box Office by telephone, in person, or by post. The ballot usually closes in early June, with successful applicants usually notified withing a fortnight.
Option 2. General Sale tickets
Any remaining tickets are usually available for the general sale in mid-July. There is a maximum limit of 2 tickets per booker. Visit the Royal Albert Hall website for more information about these dates in 2024.
Option 3. Whole Season Pass tickets
Whole Season Ticket holders have automatic access to the Last Night of the Proms. Claim your ticket online from midday the day before until 10 am on the day. Admission is not guaranteed if redeemed after 10.30 am on the day.
Option 4a. Day Promming tickets
Day Promming tickets can be purchased online on the day of the Last Night of the Proms from 10.30 am. These tickets usually cost £8 (including fees), and Prommers can book up to 2 tickets.
Option 4b. Five-Day Promming tickets
A limited number of Last Night Promming tickets are reserved for those who have attended five or more concerts. Eligible Prommers can purchase one ticket each on specific dates at the Box Office at Door 12. Please visit the Royal Albert Hall website for more information about these dates.
Option for Access Tickets and Special Arrangements
If you require a wheelchair space, book for five other concerts, and call the Royal Albert Hall Access Information Line on (+44) 0207 070 4410 by early June at the latest. Access tickets for the Last Night of the Proms usually go on sale in mid-July (maximum of 2 tickets per booker).
What to Bring and Security Measures
To ensure a smooth entry, consider the following:
- Security checks will be in place.
- Large bags are not permitted inside the auditorium.
- Flags are allowed, but flagpoles must be less than 60 cm in length, and telescopic flagpoles of any length are not permitted.
Enjoy the show!
Prepare for a night of musical enchantment at the Last Night of the Proms 2024. For detailed information and to purchase tickets, visit the Royal Albert Hall website. Don't miss the chance to be part of this grand celebration of classical music!