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

If you buy a whole season pass, then you get entry to the Last Night included.

The rest of the tickets are allocated in two separate 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. The preview of the concerts is now live, and then on sale at 9am on Sat 12th May 2018.

The other option though is for the Open Ballot, which reserves 100 Centre Stalls seats (£90 each) and 100 Front Circle seats (£62 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.

Finally, any left over tickets, usually including some in the cheaper seats will go on public sale on Friday 6th July 2018 at 9am. If all else fails, then some standing tickets are usually still available on the Last Night itself.

I haven’t been to the Last Night yet, and have a personal rule that as it is such a wonderous event, I’ll wait until a year where I can be sure of really good seats. Then lap it all up!


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