The Doctor Who Prom returns this year and tickets are on sale!

The Proms, the series of concerts held at the Royal Albert Hall every year since 1895 are a national institution in the United Kingdom. The music of Doctor Who has had the honour of being the subject of Proms before. But now the Doctor Who Prom is back for the first time since 2013! The concert will run twice on Monday the 26th of August. A matinee at 2.30 in the afternoon will be followed by an evening repeat at 7pm. Tickets went on sale today, with limited seating still available at the time of writing. It’s one of the most unique and, it’s generally agreed, glorious celebrations of the show. The Doctor Who Prom is a must for any fan able to attend.

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the same talented musicians who provide the soundtrack to the television show, will be performing live. The exact playlist for the 2024 Doctor Who Prom is still secret for now. But the three previous events give us a good idea of what to expect. It will undoubtedly treat those attending to classic favourites like I Am the Doctor, Doomsday, The Shepherd Boy, and more. Plus, of course, we can expect more recent Doctor Who bangers like Fifteen to thrill the crowds too. Blogtor Who would also guess that this year there will almost certainly be a twist at the end…

 

The National Orchestra of Wales perform I Am the Doctor at the 2013 proms (c) BBC Doctor Who
The National Orchestra of Wales perform I Am the Doctor at the 2013 proms (c) BBC

The Doctor Who Prom will feature the show’s stars on stage

Beyond the music, the Doctor Who Prom will feature appearances from stars of the TV series. In earlier years, Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Matt Smith (the Eleventh Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) have acted as hosts for the show. There have also been special appearances by Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams), Carole Ann Ford (Susan), and Peter Davison (Peter Davison). We don’t know the presenter of the 2024 prom yet, but Ncuti Gatwa himself is one contender. It would also mean he could do double duty by belting out a verse of The Goblin Song too!

The Doctor Who Prom also traditionally features a new Doctor Who mini-adventure. The Music of the Spheres mixed prerecorded footage of David Tennant with a Graske on stage. The Boy Who Saved the Proms sent Matt Smith’s Doctor into the audience to recruit a young helper to save the universe. And the 50th Anniversary Prom started with a prerecorded sequence starring the Doctor and Clara. The pair struggled to reach the Albert Hall before triumphantly appearing on stage for the crowd. It also featured Strax the Sontaran offering a field report about the Proms to High Command. We can expect more such fun at the next Prom, but we’ll have to wait and see what form it takes.

 

Matt Smith at the 2010 Proms Doctor Who
Matt Smith at the 2010 Proms

Come face to face with iconic monsters as they invade the Royal Albert Hall this August

As if all that wasn’t enough, the events are also well known for appearances by the various monsters of Doctor Who. Whether on the stage, on a central platform in the middle of the arena, or even invading the audience itself, the Daleks, Cybermen and other iconic baddies are usually joined by a collection of more recent fiends. With the likes of the Doctor Who Experience no longer open, this will be fans’ first chance to get up close and personal with the Monster class of 2024.

If you hurry you can still get the last few tickets for the Doctor Who Proms 2024 below. Blogtor Who has already secured our tickets so we’ll see you there!

Afternoon show (2.30pm)

Evening show (7pm)

But if don’t wind up heading to the Royal Albert Hall on the day, you can listen to it all live on BBC Radio Three. A recording of the concert is also likely to show up as an extra on a DVD and Blu-ray soon, as have all previous Doctor Who Proms.

 

 

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