Prom season is starting soon and it’s already time to dust off an envelope and postage stamp in order to apply for tickets to attend the Last Night of the Proms.

Tickets are allocated in two ballots.

The largest ballot is reserved for people who attend the Proms — which is perfectly understandable — and if you buy tickets to at least five performances, then you can opt into the ballot, which is for about 3,700 seats.

Just remember to tick the necessary box when buying tickets – which go on sale at 9am on Sat 17th May.

Tip – to avoid the holding queue that builds up on the booking website – log in early in the morning, and keep clicking on things to stay logged in until 9am.

The other option though is for the Open Ballot, which reserves 100 Centre Stalls seats (£87.50 each) and 100 Front Circle seats (£57.00 each) for anyone to apply for.

There is an application form to fill in and that is now available on their website — and just as in the main ballot, you are limited to 2 tickets per household.

Applications have to be posted to them by the 3rd July.


Finally, any left over tickets, usually including some in the cheaper areas will go on public sale on Friday 11th July (I’ll flag that up closer to the date). If all else fails, then some standing tickets for £5 each are usually still available on the Last Night itself.


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