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PROM 17: The Apotheosis of the Dance

  • Jul 25, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Arrive in good time, queue up, pay just £5 (cash only) on the day and join Tony up in the GALLERY for this superb Prom of music  including the Bohemian stamp and whirl of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, the slow-burning ostinato of Ravel’s Boléro and Falla’s colourful Ballets Russes commission The Three-Cornered Hat, a tale of intrigue and jealousy shot through with the spirit of Spanish folk dances.


John McCabe: Joybox

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major


Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat

Ravel: Boléro


Full details at


*** Please note that entry is not guaranteed, although it's usually easy to get in at the beginning of the season.
The official meeting place is up in the Gallery inside the Royal Albert Hall. Please find me quickly to help reserve a spot. I will have a small meetup badge and sign.

To get into the Gallery you must first join the 'GALLERY DAY TICKET' queue outside the Royal Albert Hall. The Gallery Day ticket queue stretches often with a gap from door 10 westwards down Bremner Rd (avoid season ticket and arena queues!). On arrival, join the back of the queue. The stewards may hand out a 'position ticket' to restrict queue jumping and allow you to briefly leave the queue and regain your position if you get back in time. The queue starts moving 50 mins before the start time.

I'd guess your chance of a ticket would be pretty certain if queuing by 6pm dropping to a risky 70% chance if queuing by 7:25pm.

COST: £5 cash only for entry ticket (limit one each)

BOOKING: No booking. There are 500 day tickets available on the day.

There's no seating, we stand, sit or lie on the 'Gallery' floor (some bring a mat/towel).
Limited view, most people are content to just stand up occasionally to see what's going on.
Bring food and drink for queuing and if discrete you can usually take inside (no glass). It's a posh venue so refreshments are expensive.
When the music is playing you need to be absolutely quiet.
Large bags to be left in cloakroom (£1 per item).
There is no dress code.
It will be very warm inside.
The Prom starts 7:30pm, has an interval and should finish by 10pm.
Queue jumping is discouraged.

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  • Claudia

    Been looking for promming companions and I love being in the gallery too

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the offer but the queueing ages and standing etc is not for me.

    July 18, 2013

  • Anthony­ changed the location for this Meetup

    July 15, 2013

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