The Proms will run from Friday July 14 and there will be a whole summer of events
ONE of the world’s greatest classical music festival is coming up this summer – and tickets are expected to sell like hot cakes.
The Proms will be returning for its 123rd year this year and here is how you can be part of it.
How can you get tickets for the Proms 2017?
There are a number of ways to get your hands on tickets for the event.
Tickets go on sale on Saturday May 13 and can be bought online, by phone or in person.
Tickets are available at bbc.co.uk/proms or 0845 401 5040 and in person at the Royal Albert Hall.
There are around 100,000 tickets available at £12.50 or under, including Promming (standing) tickets costing just £6, which can be bought on the day of each concert.
How can you get tickets for Last Night of the Proms?
Tickets can be bought for this on Friday July 7, but if you want the best seats you can apply for a ballot ticket before this date.
The Open Ballot allocates tickets for 100 Centre Stalls seats (priced £90 each) and 100 Rausing Circle Front seats (priced £62 each).
Only one application for two tickets can be made per household and this must be returned by post by June 29.
The ballot will take place on June 30 and successful applicants will be informed by Thursday July 6.
The form can be found here.
There is also the option of the Five-Concert Ballot which covers 3,700 seats and is reserved for people who will buy tickets for five performances.
When you book online, tick the Ballot opt-in box or inform the booking agent in the box office if you wish to enter.
This ballot closes on June 1, and if you have got tickets for the Last Night, these will be issued from Friday September 1.
You can also attend the event if you have a Whole Season Promming pass, and can you try for Last Night tickets if you have partial season Promming passes.
When do the Proms start?
The Proms will run from Friday July 14 to Saturday September 9.
Before the event there are some other important dates for the diary.
Season and weekend Promming passes will go on sale from 9am on Thursday May 11 for those looking to attend multiple days.
And general booking will open at 9am on Saturday May 13.
What is the festival schedule?
The programme launched on April 20 but you’ll have to wait until May 11 to secure the first tickets.
This year there will be over 90 concerts during its eight-week run, and many will celebrate major composer anniversaries such as Monteverdi at 450, Handel’s Water Music at 300 and John Williams at 85.
Many of the world’s best musicians will flock to London, with conductors Edward Gardner, Daniel Barenboim and Bernard Haitink, and soloists Igor Levit, Lisa Batiashvili and Isabelle Faust all featured in the line-up.
For the full schedule visit the Proms website.
You can also find out more about the 2017 Season by ordering a copy of the BBC Proms 2017: Festival Guide.
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