Enjoy an unforgettable evening of glorious entertainment with this Outdoor Proms experience for two, including a bottle of Prosecco to share.
This is a thrilling open air concert, set in the grounds of some of the UK’s most celebrated stately homes.
The event begins with a thundering of hooves as the mounted cavalry demonstrate their battlefield skill-at-arms with lances, rifles and spectacular horsemanship. Enjoy a chilled glass of Prosecco as you tap your toes to the lively 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 New English Concert Orchestra to take to the stage with classical hits such as 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.
As part of your experience you will enjoy a chilled bottle of Prosecco to toast the evening, complete with two long stem plastic flutes which will be ready for collection on arrival at the concert.
Whether you’re seeking the perfect gift for your other half or a special couple in your life, this could be the unique experience you have been looking for.
For safety reasons, barbecues, garden flares and pets are not permitted at the concert. Most people bring a picnic although some public catering is available. There is no seating at these concerts so please bring along rugs or garden chairs. 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 4pm or 4:30pm depending on the venue.
When you have booked your chosen venue, tickets for the proms will be emailed to you to print at home approximately two weeks prior to the event. In certain weather conditions, air displays will unfortunately not be possible due to safety reasons. Please collect your Prosecco from the blue 'Picnic Collection Point' gazebo (adjacent to the main box office) within 2 hours of the gates opening.
Selected dates are available subject to availability, between July and August.
This experience will typically last a whole evening, 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.
Appropriate Covid-19 safety measures will be in place. Guidelines will be sent in advance of the concert and available at the event website.
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!