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.
In previous years, you could 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. A limited number of tickets could usually be bought online on the morning of the concerts.
Check out our top tips for the BBC Proms for advice on how to make the most of your time as a Prommer.