BBC Proms – Opportunities – throughout Aug/Sept

Opportunities for young people

Inspire Day: 3 August – 10.30am – 4pm – Imperial College Union (plus free concert tickets!)

BBC Proms Inspire Day on Tuesday 13 August will bring together young music-makers aged 12 to 18 in a day of inspiring free workshops and activities focussed on different aspects of composition. There will be something for everyone, whether an experienced composer or a beginner starting to explore creating their own music. As part of Inspire Day, participants will have the option of attending the free Inspire Concert featuring new music from young composers, which will take place from 5-6pm at the iconic BBC Maida Vale. To top it off, participants can request two free Promming passes (standing tickets) to the evening Prom – Prom 35 – at the Royal Albert Hall. Sign up to our BBC Proms Inspire Day by clicking here (further workshop details will be announced on the Proms website within the next month).

Ticket offers for young people

Did you know that people aged 18 and under can purchase half price tickets in any seating area for all Proms except the Last Night (Prom 75) and in any price band (except for £6.00 tickets) at any venue? This discount is available through all booking methods; visit the Proms website to find out more.  Teenagers may enjoy the eclectic mix of music in our Late Night Proms or can support other young musicians in Prom 12 (National Youth Orchestra) and Prom 14 (BBC Proms Youth Choir).

Opportunities for Families

Proms Family Workshops, Imperial College Union

Proms Family Workshops are the perfect way to immerse your family in the magic of the Proms. For 45 minutes professional musicians will guide you through music from the evening’s Prom, with opportunities for you to play alongside them. Bring your instrument if you have one – if not, just bring yourself and BBC Proms will help you find your inner musician!

Family workshops are suitable for ages 7-plus and all under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets for the associated evening Prom can be purchased through the Royal Albert Hall box office or you can Prom for £6 standing tickets on the day.  Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis (doors open from 30 minutes before the event begins; capacity is limited).

Proms Family Orchestra and Chorus

Join professional musicians from 10am -1pm on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall to create an environment-themed piece inspired by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris’s spell book The Lost Words. This Family Orchestra and Chorus event is suitable for ages 7-plus and under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Places must be booked in advance via the Proms website.

Have a browse of BBC Proms full list of family-friendly Proms and free events here!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the BBC Proms Learning team at getinvolved@bbc.co.uk or on 0207 765 0557.

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