Car parks open
During the first half The Grace Spitfire will introduce the theme of the evening with a choreographed routine to “Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines”. A nostalgic sing along (song sheets provided) with Soprano Annette Wardell will follow, to include “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”, “Keep the Home Fires Burning”, “Roses of Picardy” and “Pack up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag”
The second half will start with the main theme from “War Horse” by John Williams and include Mars (The Bringer of War) from “The Planets” by Holst and “The Banks of Green Willow” (composed in the trenches) by John Butterworth. A poignant minutes silence prior to Nimrod will herald the traditional proms favourites to include British Sea Songs, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory. The evening will conclude with a stunning fireworks finale choreographed to the music.
- Free car and coach parking
- Bring your own food and drink
- No booking fees
- Seating is not provided so do bring garden chairs and rugs
- Tickets cannot be exchanged, replaced if lost, nor money refunded
- Disabled parking is available
- Pets, garden flares, private barbecues and Chinese lanterns are not permitted
- The promoter reserves the right to modify the programme
- Basic camping will be available for the nights of Friday 8th and Saturday 9th August only at £10 per camping pitch. Campers will be required to leave the site by 2 p.m. on Sunday 10th August.
- Canopy spaces are available at £15 per pitch, please phone 01263 734711 to reserve or book online
- Hog Roast by H V Graves (To order please call 01263 860333 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Bar will be available on site. For pre-ordered hampers and corporate hospitality please call 01263 734711 for details.
ADMISSION: TICKET COST
Children (aged 5 –16) £16
ADMISSION: ON THE NIGHT
Children (aged 5 –16) £18
10% for 20+ tickets
20% for 40+ tickets
By phone at the Box Office
on 01263 734711.
Subject to £1 postage per order.
BLICKLING HALL PROMS CONCERT SATURDAY 9TH AUGUST 2014
Frequently asked questions
Blickling Hall is 14 miles from Norwich city centre. The address is Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NF 2 miles North West of Aylsham on the B1354. Brown tourist signed.
Parking Stewards will direct you to designated free parking areas within Blickling Park. Please do not park on public highways, grass verges or under trees.
Vehicles dropping passengers at the event will be directed to the drop off point which is close to the South entry point. If passengers are being collected the driver of the vehicle will be directed to the same point as they were dropped off. We suggest that all pick ups are back by 10pm to avoid outgoing traffic at the end of the concert.
Yes...you are welcome to bring your own chairs, rugs and picnics if you like. Please be aware however, that for safety reasons you will not be permitted to position chairs or objects which could be hazardous within close proximity of the stage.
Yes! However, please note that personal barbecues are not permitted.
No. These are a danger to livestock and a severe fire risk for surrounding standing crops.
Yes...we would however appreciate it if you brought plastic glasses as the areas will be used by livestock after the event.
There will be sampling on site and a bbq as well as a licensed bar.
Unfortunately there are no cash points within Blickling Park, and credit/debit cards cannot be used at the concessions and catering outlets so it is suggested that you bring sufficient cash to cover your expected needs. The nearest cash point is in Aylsham.
Toilet facilities are located just inside the main entrance on the West side of the arena.
The greatest distance you will have to walk from any of the car parks is approximately 400m over parkland and roadways.
Yes but they are only permitted on the perimeter fence line and should not be bigger than 3m x 3m. The pitches for gazebos are on a first come first served basis and cost £15.00. Please note that gazebos are not provided.
Yes. Please call 01263 734711 to discuss your requirements.
Hand held umbrellas yes. To prevent obstructing the view of other concert-goers, please do not use umbrellas during the performance.
The taking of photographs for personal use is fine but there are restrictions on ‘professional' cameras being used. There is no objection to pocket digital cameras and mobile phone cameras, High-end 35mm cameras, usually with detachable lenses, would normally qualify as ‘professional' type equipment, and these will not be permitted.
No....the concert will go ahead come rain or shine.
It will be announced in local media and on radio and TV if possible.
If your concert tickets do not arrive within 1 week of booking please inform the Box Office on 01263 734711. There will be a Box Office ticket collection point to the West of the arena by the Main Entrance.
12 noon - Car parks open – you are welcome to enjoy the many facilities at Blickling – normal charges apply
4.00pm - Concert site opens
7.30pm – 1st half of the concert commences culminating in a choreographed display by the Grace Spitfire
8.30pm – Interval
9.15pm – 2nd half with fireworks finale
10.15pm – Concert finishes
Yes there will be a fantastic firework display during the finale.
We are expecting up to 10,000 people for the concert.
There will be plenty of room. As this is a sloping site all areas of the picnic and viewing area offer a good view of the stage, although you must bear in mind that people may choose to stand up in front of you.
Yes.....The Hall will be open from 11am to 5pm. Garden Shop/Restaurant/Book Shop/Cycle Hire are open 10am to 5.30pm. For more information you can call 01263 738030 or visit Blickling website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-blickling-estate
With the exception of dogs assisting the visually impaired, no animals of any kind are allowed in the concert site. Please do not leave your pets in your car.
Telephone: 01263 738030
Telephone: 01263 734711
For more information please contact:
Revival Productions Limited
Company reg: 7767345 in England & Wales.
Registered office as above.
Bulk ticket purchases
To receive 10% discount on 20 tickets or more please type "Proms 10"
To receive 20% discount on 40 tickets or more type "Proms 20"