Proms 2011

Sort of continuing from my previous post I looked into tickets for the Last Night of the Proms. I had been to Proms in the Park once before in 2004 [I think!] and always wanted to go back. Additionally, I had tickets for 2008, but couldn’t make it.

As I was browsing the Proms website I decided to also take a look at other Proms to see if any interested me enough to actually attend a proper Prom. There are a few things I’ve always wanted to see played live, among them Elgar’s Cello Concerto [Spotify link]. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find that, but I did find the following which seemed interesting:

  • Prom 37: Bridge, Brahms, Holst & Elgar [Thursday 11th August - Seats £7.50-£36 - Link]
  • Prom 39: Spaghetti Western Orchestra [Friday, 12th August - Seats £12-£16 - Link]
  • Prom 65: Elgar, Berkeley, Rachmaninov & Kodály [Saturday 3rd September - Seats £7.50-£36 - Link]
  • Proms in the Park – Hyde Park [Saturday, 10th September - Tickets £32.50 - Link]

I am very surprised by the price for Proms in the Park. I remembered the price to be around the £13 mark before and £32.50 seems a lot of money for what essentially comes down to just Hyde Park. That being said I’m equally surprised how cheap the other Proms are. Essentially I could see all of the above concerts for just under £60 entry, obviously excluding the extortionate travelling costs.

Obviously then there’s always the question whether I would actually want to go to London four times in such a short timespan..

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