Welcome to the BBC Proms 2024

Welcome to the BBC Proms 2024

90 Concerts over 58 glorious days this summer

Running from 19 July to 14 September, the Proms returns this summer for an unforgettable eight weeks of music.

This year’s BBC Proms season is one of the most ambitious ever presented. With a total of 90 concerts, audiences can look forward to the starriest international artists and orchestras in a festival that encompasses the very best in classical and orchestral music.

In addition to the Proms season in London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall, there will be 17 Proms taking place across the UK, including weekend-long festivals at the newly opened Bristol Beacon and the Glasshouse International Centre for Music in Gateshead, and a brand-new Proms residency across Nottingham.

For Families

Enjoy a number of family-friendly concerts at the Proms this summer, with half-price seats for anyone 18 and under. Join your favourite CBeebies friends to sing in Duggee’s Wildlife Jamboree Choir, or immerse yourself in the magic of Stravinsky’s Firebird, Ravel’s Mother Goose and a musical and dramatic exploration of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. You can also join us for a Relaxed Prom, designed to suit individuals or groups who feel more comfortable attending concerts in a relaxed environment. And Doctor Who makes a much-anticipated return to the Proms with a brand-new show celebrating the Doctor’s latest adventures.

Celebrating Voice

Hallelujah! Singing is front and centre at the Proms this season, as a star-studded roster of performers lifts the roof off the Royal Albert Hall. We celebrate the centenary of the BBC’s professional chamber choir, the BBC Singers, and showcase some of the UK’s great choral ensembles, such as The King’s Singers and VOCES8. Glyndebourne Festival Opera performs that most red-blooded of operas, Bizet’s Carmen, and Garsington Opera makes its Proms debut with a semi-staged production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

To cap it off, we host a Proms Choral Day at the end of the season that includes a performance of Handel’s Messiah and the UK debut of dynamic American ensemble, the Jason Max Ferdinand Singers.

Something a Bit Different…

This season offers a huge variety of styles and performers, from a celebration of one of the most iconic voices of the 20th century, Sarah Vaughan, to the compelling poetry of the BRIT Award-winning album Lungs from Florence + The Machine. Join us for a deep dive into the hypnotic world of contemporary soundtracks or get ready for all the glitz, glamour and groove of disco. It’s all here at the Proms!

Academy Award-winning artist Sam Smith makes their BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall – again their only live UK appearance this year – performing their own music in new orchestral arrangements.

Three Proms pay tribute to the work and legacies of iconic musicians: folk-rock artist Nick Drake, and film composer Henry Mancini, each of whom have significant anniversaries this year and whose Proms will feature exciting soloists.

International Orchestras

The season will see international orchestras return once again to the Royal Albert Hall, including the Berliner Philharmoniker under Kirill Petrenko, who perform not one but two Proms, with works including Bruckner’s majestic Fifth Symphony and Schumman’s Piano Concerto with pianist Víkingur Ólafsson. Celebrated violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Brahms with the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim, Klaus Mäkelä conducts the illustrious Orchestre de Paris and Sir Simon Rattle conducts Bruckner’s Fourth and Mahler’s Sixth symphonies with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Late Night Proms

If you’re a musically adventurous night owl then our intimate and eclectic Late Night concerts might just be for you! Multi-skilled, golden-voiced counter-tenor Jakub Józef Orliński joins Il Pomo d’Oro for a journey through the music of the early Baroque, whilst Tinariwen comes all the way from northern Mali to combine traditional Tuareg and African music with elements of Western rock and jazz.

The London Sinfonietta and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment come together to perform Heiner Goebbels’s Songs of Wars I Have Seen, a landmark setting of wartime diary entries by Gertrude Stein, and Sir András Schiff brings Bach’s The Art of Fugue to life on a fine modern piano. You’re in for some unforgettable evenings this summer.

Relaxed performances

In keeping with the Proms’s long-held aim to widen access and break down barriers to classical music,  Relaxed Proms will return again this year, offering adults and children with sensory/communication impairments, learning disabilities, dementia, and visual or hearing difficulty the chance to engage with classical music.

Other ways to enjoy

Promming (standing) tickets are just £8 each, available on the day, and seats start from £10 (as well as half-price tickets for under-18s).

Every Prom will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Sounds and many will also be broadcast on BBC TV and iPlayer.