Things to do in an empty Prom

Things to do in an empty Prom


norman lebrecht

July 25, 2022

Stunningly inappropriate advertising campaign from the Royal Albert Hall.

Working alongside our award-winning caterer rhubarb, the Royal Albert Hall offers a range of opportunities to allow you and your guests to experience one of the world’s most iconic venues in style.

Our hospitality packages are carefully crafted for shows in our auditorium, offering a range of options for couples, groups and corporate entertaining, with private box partnerships available to those seeking to entertain regularly at the Hall.


  • Ya what says:

    ‘To show solidarity towards the ongoing aggression against Ukraine, the Albert Hall will be making a REAL difference by banning anything that is complicit towards the brutal Russian regime.

    We have replaced the Russian Salad with a Caesar Salad for all our catering packages’.

    • Helen says:

      I gave up caviar weeks ago but, for some reason, Putin didn’t take any notice.

      My bank balance has improved though. Perhaps I’ll spend it on vodka – Polish, of course

    • Tiredofitall says:

      Caesar salad is the healthier option.

      • Ya what says:

        Honestly, I’m so glad we’re talking about the real issues here that will definitely help stop the war and save thousands of lives.

    • Ms.Melody says:

      What is sold as a “Russian salad” in the West, has a French name “Olivier” in Russia.
      For the record, “Russian dressing” is unheard of in Russia.
      But.. I am glad Prom organizers are looking after their precious few audience members.

  • Rob says:

    Somebody mentioned boiling urine in another post…

  • John G. says:

    Please count me in for a piping hot plate of Chicken “Kyiv,” with a side of kasha.

  • Una says:

    Rhubarb brand is not all it is cracked up to be and very expensive. And that’s just the bar in the foyer. Wish they’d just sell something tasty, affordable, and what people really want to eat. RAH should get in M&S brand in like BA short-haul flights and who Costa Coffee use too.

    • A Pianist says:

      Been gone from the UK for many years and it’s been way too long since I had one of those M&S shrimp and mayonnaise sandwiches. If anything would get me to the Proms that would do it. An overheated, milky Costa cappucino would be a fine pairing.

  • Richard Lyttelton says:

    So true! The worst of it is that the three largest seat holders in the Hall, one of whom is a Vice President, are brazenly listing tickets to their seats the proms for up to £1,200 a pop. Neither the BBC nor the Hall see one penny of this.