Enjoy an unforgettable evening of glorious entertainment with this Outdoor Proms Concert for two experience.
This is a thrilling open air concert, set in the grounds of some of the UK’s most celebrated stately homes. Kicking off with a cavalry display, the event begins with a thundering of hooves as the mounted cavalry demonstrate their battlefield skill-at-arms with lances, rifles and spectacular horsemanship. Then enjoy the toe-tapping warm up act and look to the sky for the breathtaking parachute display.
Next, the evening gun salute heralds the arrival of Britain’s favourite warplane. Amidst a volley of gunfire, you hear the unmistakable sound of the Spitfire engine rumbling overhead, followed by a meticulously choreographed aerial display which takes place in the evening sky above.
Then it’s time for the Battle Proms orchestra to take to the stage with classical hits such as the events signature piece, Beethoven's 'Battle Symphony', with a full complement of nearly 200 cannons, plus musket fire and fireworks providing a unique and breath-taking musical performance. The evening will close with a traditional flag-waving sing-along, culminating in a dazzling fireworks extravaganza.
Whether you’re planning a romantic evening for a loved one, or a celebration for a special couple, this could just be the unique experience you have been looking for. For safety reasons, please note barbecues, garden flares and pets are not permitted at the concert.
The use of recording equipment is prohibited and please allow sufficient time to park your car as no vehicles are allowed on the concert area. The car park opens at 2:00pm and gates to the concert arena open at 4:00pm or 4:30pm depending on the venue.
Please note, once you have booked your chosen venue, tickets for the proms will be emailed to you to print at home within two weeks of your bookings being received. Seating is not provided so you are welcome to bring chairs/rugs as well as a picnic. Some public catering is available. In certain weather conditions, air displays will unfortunately not be possible due to safety reasons.
Selected dates are available, in July.
Your experience will last for all evening, car park opens at 2pm, gates open at approximately 4pm.
There will be anywhere between 5,000 to 10,000 people attending the concert.
You're welcome to bring friends and family on the day however, they will need to pay for their entrance.
Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note the concert at Highclere Castel is subject to a £20.00 supplement.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
Lizzie from Customer Service, July 2019
The evening began with a Napoleonic Cavalry Display at around 18:15PM, where you could either relax, sit in your seats and watch on the big screen or walk to the side of the stage to enjoy the mounted skill-at-arms display up close and personal.
Soon, followed by The Red Devils gracing the Proms Concert with a magnificent freefall demonstration at 18:45PM. Approximately, 5 members of The Red Devils jumped from the skies over the concert and landed 20 metres from the side of the stage.
The music began with ‘The Vignettes’, a duo who sang a range of classic vintage favourites, for old times’ sake. Most people were up and dancing at this point, enjoying the music and starting the night off right!
Before the Orchestra commenced, the evening gun salute went off to open the musical programme with the arrival of a Spitfire. Shortly after, the musical programme got into full swing at this point where a large range of classical favourites were played by the New English Concert Orchestra.
The whole evening was presented by Pam Rhodes, who commentated and gave historical background to each section of the evening or song, that was about to take place.
The evening closed around 22:30PM with a spectacular firework display and gave audience members the opportunity to sing-along and wave their English flags in the air. Certainly, a feel-good experience.
This experience is for any anyone who enjoys being outside on a summer’s evening with classical music and a bottle of Fizz. Families, couples and friends all joined in the entertainment. The Battle of the Proms is a wonderful experience and as long as the British weather holds out, you will undoubtedly have the best evening all summer.
Bring your jacket to wrap up warm, for the evening, as we all know what the British summer is like!