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BBC Proms 2024 in London

Enjoy eight weeks of world-class music in iconic venue at a reasonable price

Dates: July 19–September 14, 2024

BBC Proms
BBC Proms
BBC Proms
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When you come to London in summer, find time in your schedule to attend one of about 90 classical music concerts held during BBC Proms or Promenade Concerts. The festival runs from mid-July through early September at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington. This magnificent venue hosts eight weeks of world-class music, ranging from large-scale orchestral and choral performances to intimate chamber concerts.

Schedule of Proms

The Proms feature diverse events, including performances by composers, performers, and conductors, late-night concerts, classical for starters events, children's proms, relaxed proms events, and British sign language-interpreted Proms Events, catering to various audiences and preferences. Audiences can enjoy the Proms on BBC radio, TV, iPlayer, and Sounds, ensuring diverse ways to experience the performances. Two months of magical music end with a large outdoor final Last Night of the Proms in Hyde Park. The Proms are scheduled daily at different times

Lineup

The BBC Proms 2024 lineup boasts headliners like Sam Smith and Florence + The Machine. Over 3,000 musicians will take the stage, including star soloists like Yo-Yo Ma, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yunchan Lim, Víkingur Ólafsson, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Braimah Kanneh-Mason, and Isata Kanneh-Mason. The BBC's own ensembles will be featured in 38 Proms, alongside 20 orchestras and over 25 choirs from across the UK throughout the season. Notable highlights include the First Night of the Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Elim Chan, featuring soloists Isata Kanneh-Mason and Sophie Bevan. The evening will also showcase the world premiere of "Hallelujah Sim." composed by Ben Nobuto.

Tickets

With Promming tickets (standing in the Arena or Gallery areas of the Royal Albert Hall), you can book world-class performances on the day for just £8, including booking fees. These tickets become available for purchase at 10:30 am on the day of the Prom, with a limit of two passes per person for most concerts, except for Proms 11, 12, and 22, which allow for four passes per person. Whole Season and Weekend Promming Passes are also available for £272 per pass, offering access across our Arena and Gallery areas. Regular tickets for the Proms range from £10 to £140, catering to various budgets and preferences.

History of BBC Proms

BBC Proms festival dates back to the late 19th century when a series of orchestra concerts were held under Robert Newman's guidance, which aimed to broaden the audience with a more casual atmosphere and affordable pricing. The latest lineups ranged from Berlioz to Bollywood. Aside from the 73 Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall, the 2024 Proms season showcases concerts across Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. A weekend-long festival will also be held in Gateshead, Bristol, and Nottingham, adding a vibrant musical experience to various regions.

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Authors: Sophia Andrus