When are the BBC Proms on TV in 2021?

We bring you the schedule for the 2021 Proms broadcasts across BBC Two, BBC Four and BBC iPlayer

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason at the Royal Albert Hall

If you’re unable to make it to the Royal Albert Hall for this year’s Proms, you can catch up on what you’ve missed by tuning into BBC Radio 3 or visiting the Proms website and BBC Sounds, which will have broadcasts of every single Prom.

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20 of this year’s BBC Proms will be broadcast across BBC TV in the 2021 season, all of which will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer until 11 October.

It’s likely that these Proms will all be broadcast on BBC Four, with a handful on BBC Two. The exact schedule and broadcast details of the Proms are yet to be announced, but we will update this page with any further information when it becomes available.

Check out the full concert schedule for the 2021 BBC Proms here.

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The following Proms will be broadcast for BBC TV and iPlayer:

Friday 30 July
Broadcast on Friday 30 July

Part One of the First Night of the Proms will be broadcast on BBC Two at 8pm, with Part Two on BBC Four from 9pm.

Presenter of the First Night of the Proms: Katie Derham

Royal Albert Hall
First Night of the Proms 2021

Programme to include:
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Poulenc: Organ Concerto
Sir James MacMillan: When Soft Voices Die (BBC Proms co-commission: world premiere)

Daniel Hyde (organ)
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Dalia Stasevska

Find out about all the premiere performances in this year’s BBC Proms.

Martin Owen, principal horn for the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martin Owen, principal horn for the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 31 July
Broadcast on Saturday 7 August

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Two. Time TBC.

Presenter of the Golden Age of Broadway Prom: Katie Derham

Royal Albert Hall
The Golden Age of Broadway

BBC Concert Orchestra/Richard Balcombe

Soloists to be announced

Sunday 1 August
Broadcast on Sunday 1 August

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four from 8.30pm.

Presenter of Scottish Chamber Orchestra Prom: Tom Service

Royal Albert Hall

Mozart: Symphony No. 39
Mozart: Symphony. No. 40
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’

Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Maxim Emelyanychev

Monday 2 August
Broadcast on Friday 6 August

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four from 7pm.

Presenter of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales Prom: Suzy Klein

Royal Albert Hall

Purcell, arr. Stokowski: Dido and Aeneas – ‘When I am laid in earth’
(Dido’s Lament)
Elizabeth Ogonek: Cloudline (BBC co-commission: world premiere)
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1
Brahms: Symphony No. 4

BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Elim Chan
Sol Gabetta (cello)

Thursday 5 August
Broadcast on Thursday 5 August

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four from 8pm.

Presenter of the CBSO Prom: Petroc Trelawny

Royal Albert Hall

Programme to include:
Gipps: Symphony No. 2
Thomas Adès: The Exterminating Angel Symphony (London premiere)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

Saturday 7 August
Broadcast on Sunday 8 August

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four from 7pm.

Presenter of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Prom: Jess Gillam

Royal Albert Hall

Laura Jurd: new work (London premiere)
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’

Nicola Benedetti (violin)
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain/Jonathon Heyward

Wednesday 11 August
Broadcast on Friday 13 August

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four from 7pm.

Presenter of the Aurora Orchestra Prom: Tom Service

Royal Albert Hall

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Tom Service and Nicholas Collon introduce Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’ suite
Stravinsky: The Firebird – suite (1945)

Tom Service (presenter)
Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
Aurora Orchestra/Nicholas Collon

Saturday 14 August
Broadcast on Sunday 15 August

This Prom will be broadast on BBC Four from 7pm.

Presenter of Víkingur Ólafsson’s Prom: Josie d’Arby

Royal Albert Hall

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, ‘Classical’
Bach: Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)
Philharmonia Orchestra/Santtu-Matias Rouvali

Organist Anna Lapwood, BBC Symphony Orchestra's principal horn Martin Owen, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, pianist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason and BBC Proms presenter Katie Derham 2021.jpg
Organist Anna Lapwood, BBC Symphony Orchestra’s principal horn Martin Owen, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, pianist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason and BBC Proms presenter Katie Derham 2021.jpg

Monday 16 August
Broadcast on Thursday 19 August

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four at 7pm.

Presenter of the Opera Prom: Petroc Trelawny

Royal Albert Hall
To Soothe the Aching Heart

An evening of opera excerpts on the themes of separation and reconciliation

Sally Matthews (soprano)
Natalya Romaniw (soprano)
Nardus Williams (soprano)
Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)
Nicky Spence (tenor)
Freddie De Tommaso (tenor)
BBC Philharmonic/Ben Glassberg

Wednesday 18 August
Broadcast on Friday 20 August

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four at 7pm.

Presenter of the Nubya Garcia Prom: Clive Myrie

Royal Albert Hall

Nubya Garcia (saxophone)

Saturday 21 August
Broadcast on Friday 3 September

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four. Time TBC.

Presenter of the Moses Sumney Prom: Clara Amfo

Royal Albert Hall

Moses Sumney Meets Jules Buckley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Moses Sumney
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Jules Buckley

Sunday 22 August
Broadcast on Sunday 22 August

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four at 8pm. 

Presenter of the London Symphony Orchestra Prom: Suzy Klein

Royal Albert Hall

Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Stravinsky: Symphony in C
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements

London Symphony Orchestra/Simon Rattle

Tuesday 24 August
Broadcast on Thursday 26 August

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four. Time TBC.

Presenter of the Chineke! Orchestra Prom: Tom Service

Royal Albert Hall

Coleridge-Taylor: Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast – overture
Sowande: African Suite
Price: Piano Concerto in One Movement
Coleridge-Taylor: Symphony in A minor

Jeneba Kanneh-Mason (piano) (Who are the members of the Kanneh-Mason family?)
Chineke! Orchestra/Kalena Bovell

Wednesday 25 August
Broadcast on Friday 27 August

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four at 7pm. 

Presenter of Joshua Bell’s Prom: Josie d’Arby

7.30pm • Royal Albert Hall

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
interspersed with:
Piazzolla arr. Desyatnikov: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Joshua Bell (violin)

Thursday 26 August
Broadcast on Thursday 2 September

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four at 7pm. 

Presenter of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Prom: Jess Gillam

Royal Albert Hall

George Lewis: Minds in Flux (BBC Proms commission: world premiere)
Beethoven: Concert aria ‘Ah! perfido’
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Lucy Crowe (soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Ilan Volkov

Sunday 29 August
Broadcast on Sunday 29 August and Saturday 4 September

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four at 8pm. 

Presenter of the Carnival of the Animals Prom: Katie Derham

Royal Albert Hall
Family Prom

Programme to include:
Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals
with new narration by Michael Morpurgo

Aminata Kanneh-Mason (violin)
Braimah Kanneh-Mason (violin)
Ayla Sahin (violin)
Timothy Ridout (viola)
Mariatu Kanneh-Mason (cello)
Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)
Toby Hughes (double bass)
Adam Walker (flute)
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano)
Jeneba Kanneh-Mason (piano)
Konya Kanneh-Mason (piano)
Alasdair Malloy (glass harmonica)
Adrian Spillett (percussion)
Michael Morpurgo (narrator)

British Sign Language-interpreted performance

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason

Wednesday 1 September
Broadcast on Saturday 5 September

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four from 7pm. 

Presenter of the Monteverdi Choir Prom: Suzy Klein

Royal Albert Hall

Handel: Donna, che in ciel
Bach: Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4
Handel: Dixit Dominus

Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano)
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner

Saturday 4 September
Broadcast on Thursday 9 September

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four at 7pm. 

7.30pm • Royal Albert Hall

J. Strauss II: Die Fledermaus – overture
Berg: Seven Early Songs
Ravel: La valse
Korngold: Symphony

Miah Persson (soprano)
Sinfonia of London/John Wilson

Thursday 9 September
Broadcast on Friday 10 September

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four from 7pm. 

Presenter of the St Matthew Passion Prom: Anna Lapwood

Royal Albert Hall

Bach: St Matthew Passion (sung in German)

Soloists to include:
Stuart Jackson (Evangelist)
Hugo Hymas (tenor)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
Gerald Finley (Jesus)

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Arcangelo Chorus
Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen (harpsichord)

Saturday 11 September
Broadcast on Saturday 11 September

The Last Night of the Proms will be broadcast across BBC Two and BBC One. Time TBC. 

Presenter of the Last Night of the Proms: Katie Derham

Royal Albert Hall
Last Night of the Proms 2021

Programme to include:
arr. Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs
Arne, arr. Sargent Rule, Britannia!
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major (‘Land of
Hope and Glory’)
Parry, orch. Elgar: Jerusalem
arr. Britten: The National Anthem ‘God Save The Queen’
Trad: Auld Lang Syne

Stuart Skelton (tenor)
Ksenija Sidorova (accordion)

BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo

Proms Presenter Katie Derham at the Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms 2021