The 2017 BBC Proms season will come to a close on 9 September with the iconic and ever-exuberant Last Night of the Proms.

Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Photo Paul Sanders, 2015

Unsurprisingly, seated tickets are sold out for this event, which will see the likes of Nina Stemme and Lucy Crowe perform with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sakari Oramo, but, as with every Prom, a number of £6 standing tickets for the Arena and Gallery will be available on the day.

Who already has tickets?

The majority of the standing (Promming) tickets have already been claimed, either by people who have bought a Whole Season Promming Pass or a pre-purchased ticket.

Seated tickets are all sold out.

What tickets are left?

All remaining Promming tickets will be available to buy on the day for £6.

These Promming tickets are available on the day for every Prom, however we expect demand to be far higher for Last Night of the Proms.

Queuing

This year, for the first time, we are operating a queue numbering system for the Proms so visitors do not have to stand in the queue all day, or indeed camp out overnight.

For the Last Night, you can request a queue number from a Steward outside Door 12 between 12 – 10pm on Friday 8 September, and again from 9am on Saturday 9 September. You can request a queue number whether you already have a Promming ticket or not.

Prommers queueing at the Royal Albert Hall. Photo Christie Goodwin

If you have collected a queue number then you must return to the queue by 5:30pm on the day of the concert to claim your spot. Your queue number will dictate the point at which you will be permitted to enter the Hall.

A queue number alone does not guarantee you entry to the Prom.

Please note that queuing locations for the Last Night differ from other Proms, but stewards will be on hand throughout the day to assist you.

Ambulant Disabled Prommers

A limited number of ‘Seat Reservation Tickets’ (SRTs) will be available for the Last Night of the Proms on Friday 8 September.

Customers with Whole Season tickets or pre-purchased tickets may reserve a SRT by phone between between 12pm and 3pm and in person after 3pm, subject to availability.

Customers who are hoping to buy a day ticket may request a SRT in person when collecting their queue number. Please note that, like a queue number, a SRT is not a guarantee of entry.

What about flags?

We’ve been through this already but yes, flags are, as always, permitted. Please note flagpoles must be less than 60cm in length.

Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Photo Paul Sanders, 2015

I’m not going to go. What else is there for me?

If you don’t fancy any of this then there’s always the Proms in the Park, which will see the likes of Sirs Ray Davies and Bryn Terfel take to the Hyde Park stage and link up with the Last Night celebrations at the Hall.

Or there’s always the sofa. Last Night will be broadcast live, with the first half on BBC Two and the second half on BBC One. All Proms are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.


We’ll leave you with a video – the 2016 Last Night of the Proms in 3 minutes: