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What is Promming?

The popular tradition of Promming (standing in the Arena or Gallery areas of the Royal Albert Hall) is central to the unique and informal atmosphere of the BBC Proms.

When the Proms season comes, life changes; a kind of light comes into your diary
David Attenborough

There are two standing areas: the Arena, the large space in the centre of the auditorium directly in front of the stage, which gives you the opportunity to get up close to the performers, and the Gallery, running round the top of the Hall, which has a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the stage. All spaces are unreserved.

Up to 1,350 standing places are available for each Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall, although the capacity may vary for each Prom.

A limited number of Promming tickets will be available to book online between 9.00am and 12.00pm on the day of the concert for main-evening and Late Night Proms, with the exception of the Ten Pieces Prom which can be bought on Saturday 28th July between 9.00am and 12.00pm and the Relaxed Prom for which Promming tickets are already open. There are no online Promming tickets for the Last Night of the Prom.

The traditionally low prices allow you to enjoy world-class performances for just £6.00 each (or even less with a Season or Weekend Promming Pass).