Booking tickets for the Last Night of the Proms
Owing to the huge demand for Last Night of the Proms tickets, special booking arrangements apply.
The majority of tickets for the Last Night of the Proms will be allocated by ballot to customers who have bought tickets to at least five other Proms concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. A further 200 tickets will be allocated by the Open Ballot.
The Five-Concert Ballot
To be eligible to enter the Five-Concert Ballot, you must book tickets for at least five other Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. You can apply to buy a maximum of two tickets for the Last Night. If you are successful in the Ballot, you will not be obliged to buy Last Night tickets should your preferred seating section not be available.
Please note: to opt in to the five-concert ballot, you must tick the ‘ballot opt-in’ box when booking online, or inform the Box Office that you wish to enter this Ballot when booking by telephone, in person or by post.
If you require a wheelchair space for the Last Night of the Proms you will still need to book for five other concerts but you need to phone the Access Information Line (020 7070 4410) by Thursday 1 June and request that you are entered into the separate ballot for wheelchair spaces. This ballot cannot be entered online.
The Five-Concert Ballot closes on Thursday 1 June and successful applicants will be informed by Friday 9 June. If you are successful, please note that your Last Night tickets will not be issued until Friday 1 September. If you are unsuccessful in the Five-Concert Ballot, no refunds for other tickets purchased will be payable.
The Open Ballot
100 central Stalls seats (priced £90* each) and 100 Front Circle seats (priced £62* each) for the Last Night of the Proms will be allocated by Open Ballot. No other ticket purchases are necessary. Only one application (for a maximum of two tickets) may be made per household.
To apply for tickets by Open Ballot, download the official Open Ballot Form here and send it by post only – to arrive no later than Thursday 29 June – to:
BBC Proms Open Ballot
Royal Albert Hall
London SW7 2AP
Note that the Open Ballot application is completely separate from other Proms booking procedures. Envelopes should be clearly addressed to ‘BBC Proms Open Ballot’ and should contain only this official Open Ballot Form. The Open Ballot takes place on Friday 30 June and successful applicants will be contacted by Thursday 6 July.
Please note: if you are successful in the Five-Concert Ballot, you will not be eligible for Last Night tickets via the Open Ballot.
General availability for the Last Night
Any remaining tickets will go on sale on Friday 7 July at 9:00am. There is exceptionally high demand for Last Night tickets, but returns occasionally become available for sale, so it is always worth checking with the Box Office.
Please note: for all Last Night bookings, only one application (for a maximum of two tickets) can be made per household.
Promming at the Last Night
Whole Season Tickets include admission to the Last Night.
A limited allocation of Last Night tickets (priced £6) is also reserved for Prommers who have attended five or more concerts. They are eligible to purchase one ticket each for the Last Night on presentation of their used tickets. Tickets will be available to buy from the Box Office on the following dates:
- Tuesday 18 July for First Half Season Ticket-holders and Day Prommers and Weekend Pass-holders with five used tickets
- Friday 18 August for Second Half Season Ticket-holders and Day Prommers and Weekend Pass-holders with five used tickets.
- Monday 4 September for both First and Second Half Season Ticket-Holders and Day Prommers and Weekend Pass-holders with five used tickets.
On the Night: a limited number of Promming tickets (priced £6) are available on the Last Night itself. No previous ticket purchases are necessary.
Queuing: please note that queuing locations for the Last Night may differ from other Proms, but stewards will be on hand to assist you. Whole Season Pass-holders are guaranteed entrance until 20 minutes before the concert.
Sleeping out: it is not necessary for Prommers with Last Night tickets to camp out overnight to secure their preferred standing place inside the Hall. Ticket-holders may add their name to a list which will be held at the Stage Door at the Royal Albert Hall from 4:00pm on Friday 9 September. They then need to return to the queue in list order by 10:00am on Saturday 10 September.
Ambulant Disabled Prommers
A limited number of ‘Seat Reservation Cards’ (SRC) will be available from 9am for customers who are unable to stand for the concert. Customers with Season tickets or pre-purchased tickets may reserve a SRC by phone between 9am and 12pm, or in person from the queue Stewards after 12pm, subject to availability. Customers who are hoping to buy a day ticket may request a SRC in person from a queue Steward from 9am. Please note that a SRC is not a guarantee of entry.
Disabled customers who are unable to stand in the queue for the remainder of the day should speak to one of the queue Stewards to make arrangements to leave the queue and return in time for doors opening.
* A Payment Handling Fee (of 2%) and a Transaction Processing Fee (of £2 per ticket up to a maximum of £25 per transaction) apply when booking over the phone or online.