Last Night of the Proms? Tickets for sale at £1,786

Last Night of the Proms? Tickets for sale at £1,786


norman lebrecht

February 28, 2019

The 2019 Proms have yet to be announced but Viagogo, the controversial ticket reselling site, is already offering plum seats for the closing event.

You can get a poor seat in the stalls for £947, or a view from a second-tier box at £1,786.

We hear that one debenture owner has already disposed of his box for an amount in excess of ten grand.

UPDATE: Statement from Viagogo:

‘We list tickets as soon as they become available because we are committed to ensuring that everyone has access to tickets. Through the primary market, many tickets are first allocated to corporate sponsors, advertisers, VIP seat holders and other well-connected individuals before they are ever made available at the box office to the general public. viagogo does not set ticket prices, sellers set their own prices, which may be above or below the original face value. The reality is that any tickets listed at silly prices rarely if ever sell.’



  • Viola da Bracchio says:

    Wouldn’t give you fourpence for them.

  • M McAlpine says:

    Or see it on the TV for free!

  • Mike Schachter says:

    Clearly many people around with far more money than sense

  • Novagerio says:

    I wonder what Sir Henry Wood would have said about this…
    turning a social event for the People – the “Promenaders” into…yet another market….
    (is Mister Engstrom behind this too?)