Summer Proms

  • 7 & 8 August 2021
  • From 6pm
  • Tickets from £24

We are open to pre-booked visitors

General admission tickets are released each Thursday and can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance. People visiting the Arboretum must follow the latest government guidance relating to travel and social distancing, and anyone advised to self-isolate should not visit at this time.


Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that the final stage in the roadmap for lifting the national restrictions will be delayed, we wanted to reassure you that the outdoor events that we have planned for the summer will still be able to go ahead. These include our Armed Forces Day celebrations (26-27 June), Luna Cinema (16-18 July) and our Summer Proms (7-8 August).


The Chapel, Far East Prisoners of War Memorial Building, indoor seating in our Restaurant, our Shop, some exhibition space, and most other indoor areas at the Arboretum remain open.


We are legally obliged to ask all visitors over the age of 16 to either check in with the NHS Test and Trace App or to provide contact details upon arrival.


Further information about the measures currently in place at the Arboretum can be found by following the link below.

Visiting Us During Coronavirus

With toe-tapping performances from the Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and soprano Emily Haig, our ever-popular Proms evenings will return on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August. 

Each evening, which will feature a full repertoire of traditional proms favourites, will close with a firework finale. 


A number of Premier Tickets, which include a three-course evening meal and welcome drink served with Aspects, reserved seating within the performance area and a complimentary proms programme will be available each evening.


Summer proms at the Arboretum 2019 - Copy



Child (5 - 15 years)£17.00£20.00
Child (under 5)+FreeFree
Disabled & carer£24.00£28.00

Premier Adult

Premier Child£55.00£55.00
NMA Friend 
Please call 01283 245 100 to book
(2 Adults & 2 children or 1 Adult & 3 children)



* Advance tickets available until 30 July 
+ Child (under 5) tickets should be selected at the time of booking 



Groups of ten or more* can benefit from special group pricing. Please call 01283 245 100 to book. 


Group Adult£22.00£28.00
Group Child£15.00£20.00
Group Child (under 5)FreeFree
Premier Group Adult£62.50£62.50
Premier Group Child£52.50£52.50

* Excluding all Child (under 5 tickets)
+ Available until 30 July

Car parking

A £4 per vehicle parking charge will apply on the evening of the event. Parking tickets can be purchased at the time of booking, or up to the evening of the event through our online Booking Portal




Premier Tickets

For a truly memorable experience why not consider booking a Proms Premier ticket. Proms Premier tickets include; a welcome drink, three-course dinner served in Aspects, priority seating in the performance area, use of the Aspects lounge and facilities during the course of the evening and a proms programme. Saturday Premier Tickets - SOLD OUT

Summer Proms Finale (c) National Memorial Arboretum

Summer Proms

Frequently Asked Questions


Listed below are some of our most frequently asked questions. Further information relevant for ticket holders will distributed in advance of the event. 

Is there are a charge for parking?
A charge of £4 per vehicle will apply. This cost supports the ongoing maintenance of the Arboretum which is a registered charity. 
Will there be plenty of parking available?
Parking will be available on our main car park, as well as our overflow car park which is just a 3 minute walk along Croxall Road. Disabled bays are available in the main car park, as well as a drop off / pick up point.
What if the weather is bad, will the event still go ahead?
The event will go ahead in the event of inclement weather. We ask that you check the weather forecast and come prepared! Ponchos and umbrellas are available for purchase in our gift shop. 

We recommend that you bring an extra jumper or blanket, as this is an outdoor event and the temperature may drop in the evening. 
Am I able to purchase additional tickets on the day?
Tickets can be purchased until the day before each performance. Tickets for the performance on Saturday 7 August will be available to purchase until Friday 6 August. Tickets for the performance on Sunday 8 August will be available until Saturday 7 August. 
Can I Go Back to the Car If There Is Something That I Have Forgotten?
When you arrive at the Arboretum your tickets will be checked and you will be issued with a wristband which will permit you entry to the performance arena. You will need to show the wristband to obtain re-entry to the performance arena.
What is the start/end time of the event?
Admission to the performance area is from 6pm, with the Proms performance beginning at 8pm. Tickets can be exchanged for ticketholder wristbands at the Remembrance Centre Welcome Desk from 10am on Saturday 3 August. Wristbands will be required to enter the performance arena, which will open to all ticket holders at 6pm. We recommend arriving in good time to allow for ticket checks. The event is scheduled to conclude at 10.30pm. Please note that timings are approximate and subject to change.
Will the Arboretum remain open all day for ticket holders?
The Arboretum grounds will be open from 10am, and will remain open to ticket holders until the start of the evening’s performance. We would encourage ticket holders to arrive early and enjoy our beautiful grounds. If you're planning to arrive earlier in the day we ask that you collect your performance wristbands from our Welcome Desk in the Remembrance Centre upon arrival on site. We will be issuing wristbands until 8pm.
I am a Premier ticket holder – what time should I arrive?
Upon arrival at the Arboretum all Premier Ticket holders will be required to exchange their ticket for a performance lanyard and wristband at the Remembrance Centre Welcome Desk. If you're planning to arrive earlier in the day we ask that you collect your lanyard/wristband from our Welcome Desk in the Remembrance Centre upon your arrival on site. Tickets can be exchange throughout the day from 10am.

Dinner will be served in our Aspects events building at 6pm. We therefore recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the evening's dinner service to allow time for your lanyard to be checked and to be seated. You will be required to show your lanyard for entry into Aspects and when you are being seated in the performance arena.
Is the site wheelchair / pushchair friendly?
There is level access to the Remembrance Centre, where toilet facilities, including disabled cubicles and baby changing facilities are available. Firm, level paths give good access to the performance site which is located on a firm, grassed area of the Arboretum which is accessible to those with pushchairs or other special access requirements.

Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to hire. To ensure availability, they should be booked in advance by calling 01283 245 100. We ask that a donation is made for the use of a manual wheelchair; a charge of £5 applies for the hire of a motorised scooter. Payment will be taken at the time of booking.
Are dogs allowed at the event?
Only working assistance dogs are permitted at our Summer Proms evenings. 
Will food and drinks be available?
A concession inside the performance arena will be selling hot food from our BBQ as well as a range of drinks and snacks from 8pm. The Restaurant, in the Remembrance Centre will be open from 10am until the end of the intermission serving a range of snacks and beverages. The Coffee Shop will also be open until 5pm.
Can I bring my own picnic?
Of course! You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy during the course of the evening. All drinks, including any alcohol, must be consumed from plastic drinkware. Please note that naked flames, BBQs, gas stoves and candles are not permitted at the event and we would be grateful if litter could be deposited in the bins provided before your departure from the site. 
Will chairs / seating be provided on the evening?
Chairs will only be provided for premier ticket holders on the evening.

Please do bring something to sit on such as a blanket or picnic chair. Tents, gazebos, parasols or any other items which may obstruct views for other attendees are not permitted. 
Are there toilet facilities nearby?
There will be male, female and disabled toilets located at the event site as well as in our Remembrance Centre.
Will the Gift Shop be open?
Our Gift Shop will remain open until the close of the evening. 
Soprano Emily Haig