The programme for the 2020 Proms broadcast live from the Hall has just been announced, and we are thrilled to be able to host the Proms again this summer, even in these very different circumstances.

While we can’t welcome audiences into the Hall for these events, the aim of the festival remains the same: to share the greatest classical music with as many people as possible.

In this guide, we’ll answer some of your questions about the BBC Proms 2020 and how you can enjoy a summer of music.

Overview Full programme Audience How to watch/listen Archive season How to enjoy from abroad


What’s happening?

The current situation with COVID-19 means the Proms have been re-conceived in a different format, but with the same aim to fulfil founder-conductor Sir Henry Wood’s vision to ‘bring the greatest classical music to the widest possible audience’.

In the year that the Proms turn 125 years old, the 2020 season brings the spirit of the festival to music lovers at home with treasures from the archive and incredible live performances broadcast from the Hall.

From 28 August until 12 September, there will be a series of live performances from the Royal Albert Hall that will be available on the BBC and streamed directly to iPlayer, as well as on Radio 3 and BBC Sounds.

Highlights include:


Where do I find the full programme?

Explore the full Proms 2020 season

Pro-tip: To make sure you don’t miss your favourites, sign up for the concerts you’re interested in and we’ll send you a reminder!


Will there be an audience?

Due to the current situation and measures in place to ensure orchestras, singers, soloists and technicians can work and perform in a safe and socially distanced way, it won’t be possible for us to welcome an audience at the Royal Albert Hall for these concerts. This has not changed in light of the Government announcement on 13 August.

Which leads us to the next question…


How can I enjoy the live events broadcast from the Hall?

In the final two weeks of the season, performances live from the Royal Albert Hall will be available on the BBC and streamed directly to iPlayer, as well as on Radio 3 and BBC Sounds.

We can let you know the details of how to watch each performance closer to the date when you sign up to be reminded on our website here.


Are archive concerts available?

The archive season started on 27 July and will continue until 12 September.

You can find full TV and radio listings here.

Our highlights to watch on BBC Four:


Can I enjoy the Proms even if I don’t live in the UK?

Of course! If you live outside the UK you can still listen to broadcasts on Radio 3:
Listen here

You can also join us on social media for the latest Proms news, clips and photos:
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