The Birmingham Proms

Saturday 11 June 2016 (18:00-22:30)

This page is for the 2016 Prom. Visit the page for the 2018 event

This year, the University of Birmingham will host the first ‘Birmingham Proms in Chancellor’s Court’ on Saturday 11 June, a free outdoor evening concert for the whole community which will culminate in a spectacular firework display. 

The University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniele Rosina, will feature young opera stars and University Alumni, Lauren Morris and Philippa Althaus and an evening of full of Proms favourites, popular classics and songs from The Sound of Music.

The Birmingham Proms will form part of the annual University Summer Festival of Music, this year celebrating its 30th anniversary with 12 days of concerts and performances from Sunday 6 to Friday 17 June. This student-led festival highlights the year round activity of the University of Birmingham Music Society, and Department of Music.

This year the Summer Festival includes three performances of Britten’s The Beggar’s Opera, plus a variety of vocal, Jazz and chamber music concerts in the Bramall Music Building, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts and in venues across the city.

For further information on the full Festival of Music programme please visit:

Please note; access to Chancellor's Court will be from 6.00pm on the 11 June.

Gates open: 6.00pm

Performance: 7.30pm to 10.00pm, concluding with a firework display

Please enter campus via any of the entrances marked on the map below. There will be student ambassadors on hand to direct you to the Proms.

Car parking is limited so we encourage guests to walk or use public transport. No parking (except parking for Blue Badge holders) will be available within the main campus. Allocated car parks are indicated on the map below. Disabled parking is also indicated on the map (please report to the East Gate on Edgbaston Park Road) and there is hard standing access to a dedicated viewing area for wheelchair users.

There will be a choice of catering available on the night to suit all tastes and budgets. You are more than welcome to bring your own picnics or alternatively take advantage of our catering village which includes a barbeque, street food and licensed bars, or order a deluxe picnic box from our online shop. Online orders close on Monday 6th of June so please get your orders in quickly!

Please be prepared for all weather conditions. Feel free to bring camping chairs and blankets but please be considerate to other guests.

Keep connected on social media; share your photographs and videos of the Birmingham Proms using #UoBProms

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for use on the University’s website and in the press, marketing materials, and other publications. By attending this event you consent to the University photographing and using your image and likeness.

The Proms will go ahead come rain or shine! However, in the event of high winds or extreme weather conditions the event may be cancelled. The University will use all reasonable endeavours to alert those who have booked to attend and details will be posted on the Proms website: Attendees are responsible for checking this information prior to the event.

We look forward to welcoming you at this inaugural Birmingham Proms! 13294 Proms programme Map A4 [1]

13294 Proms programme Map A4 [2]

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