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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 Promming areas in the Royal Albert Hall:

The Arena is the large space in the centre of the auditorium; it gives you the opportunity to get up close to the performers.

The Gallery is right up at the top and has a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the stage. Here Prommers can spread out and relax.

Up to 1,350 Promming (standing) places in the Arena and Gallery are available on the day of each concert, for just £6.00. A limited number of these tickets are released 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 CBeebies Proms (Proms 3 & 5), Relaxed Prom (Prom 24) and The Lost Words (Prom 49), for which a limited number of Promming tickets will be available from 9.00am on Friday 10 May. Any remaining Promming tickets will be available from 9.00am the day before each of those Proms.

Online Promming tickets are limited to one per person, with the exception of the CBeebies Proms (Proms 3 & 5), Relaxed Prom (Prom 24) and The Lost Words (Prom 49), for which four tickets per person will be available. There are no online Promming tickets for the Last Night of the Prom.

Please note that all Promming tickets purchased online are subject to a booking fee of 2% of the total value plus £1.00 per ticket.

All remaining Promming tickets are sold in person. Tickets are limited to one per person and can be purchased with cash or contactless payment card as queues enter the Hall – approximately one hour before the start of each concert (30 minutes before Late Night Proms).

Promming is easy! Just turn up, queue, take your place in the magnificent Royal Albert Hall and enjoy a fantastic concert performed by the world’s leading musicians (subject to availability).

Royal Albert Hall stewards will be on hand to assist Prommers from 9.00am. Visit royalalberthall.com/promsqueue for details.