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Tickets not available? Don’t give up!

A BBC Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall is never ‘sold out’ before the day because for each Prom up to 1,350 standing, or ‘Promming’ places are available in the Arena and Gallery on the day. A limited number of these tickets are released online in the morning and the rest are sold in person when doors open. If you arrive early enough on the day of the concert, you have a very good chance of getting in.

Promming is an essential part of the character of the BBC Proms and a great British tradition, and allows you to enjoy world-class performances for just £6.

Buying Promming tickets


A limited number of Promming tickets will be available to purchase online between 9am-12pm on the day of each concert for £7.12 (including fees).

These e-tickets are available for every Prom at the Hall (except the Last Night) and give guaranteed entry to the concert (subject to a suitable entry point for any latecomers). They can either be printed at home, or presented on your smartphone.

To buy a Promming ticket, please visit the concert’s event page, all of which are listed in the Proms Season Page, on the morning of the concert.

Please note that Promming tickets are limited to one per person and that for certain Proms, they will go on sale further in advance. Please check the event page for information.

In person

All remaining Promming tickets will be sold in person. Tickets are £6 each, limited to one per person, and can be purchased with cash or contactless payment card as the queue enters the building (approximately one hour before each concert and 30 minutes before Late Night Proms).

We are operating a queue numbering system so you don’t have to stand in a queue all day. When you arrive at the venue, ask a Steward for a queue number – these are handed out from 9am – and you can return later to take your numbered place in the queue.

There is plenty to do in the area once you’ve picked up your queue ticket. You could try one of our guided tours of the venue, enjoy a coffee and free Wi-Fi in our Café Bar, or try an afternoon tea or a pizza in our Verdi restaurant. We’re also near some other fantastic institutions so check for the latest on what’s going on in South Kensington.

Where do I queue?

Some queue locations and entry doors have changed from previous years whilst the Hall undergoes the next phase of its development. The separate queues for Prommers are all signposted, and our stewards will always be around to point you in the right direction.

Arena or Gallery?

There are two Promming areas in the Royal Albert Hall – the Arena (on the floor, right in front of the stage) and the Gallery (running around the top of the Hall, offering great views of the auditorium). These areas are highlighted below:

Standing Promming areas highlighted. Original photo: Paul Sanders, 2015

Promming tickets for disabled concert-goers

A limited number of seats will be available for reservation each day by ambulant disabled concert-goers who wish to Prom.

Between 9am and midday on the day of the concert, ambulant disabled Season and Weekend Promming Pass-holders can request Seat Reservation Cards by telephone only by calling 020 7070 4410. Online Promming ticket-holders can request a seat reservation card as part of their online ticket purchase. Seat reservation cards are limited to one per booking and are subject to availability.

You will need to collect your Seat Reservation Card from the Box Office before joining the appropriate Prommers’ queue (stewards will direct you).

Those collecting raffle tickets for the day queues from the steward will be able to request a Seat Reservation Card in person from 9am onwards.

After midday all remaining Seat Reservation Cards can only be requested by ambulant disabled concert-goers in person – please ask a steward for a Seat Reservation Card along with a queue number. You will need to request a Seat Reservation Card for each Prom that you are attending.

Promming Etiquette

There are no official rules!

Some Prommers like to sit (or even lie) on the floor at quieter concerts, and some have been known to read or knit. Please simply turn off any mobile devices, enjoy the concert and be respectful of other audience members and don’t hesitate to approach a Steward if you have any questions.

Read our tips to become a pro Prommer!


Please be aware that heightened security measures are currently in place. Please do not bring large bags to the Hall and try to arrive a little earlier than usual to assist us with these arrangements.