Tickets are subject to availability; therefore it is advisable to book your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment. Ticket prices on the day will be announced soon.
The concert takes place on the grass so customers can bring rugs, chairs and tables. Private marquees are not permitted. Small gazebos without sides are allowed, but will be restricted to clearly designated areas.
At The Bedford Proms you will be given a pass when you leave. Some people like to take back their picnic paraphernalia in the interval.
No sorry there are no onsite cash machine.
You’re very welcome to bring your camera to capture the atmosphere, friends and family, however professional photography equipment is not permitted.
Limited car parking will be available off Brickhill Drive, Bedford. Please follow directional signage. We recommend using the Town Centre Car Parks and taking a short walk to the park. Disabled parking will be available.
Please keep in mind this is a standing outdoor evening concert. Weather conditions can change quickly and the temperature drops after dark and so all concert goers should dress appropriately and be prepared if the ground is wet. The concert area and car parks are well lit, but it can be useful to bring a torch to help pack up your things and find your car.
Umbrellas: Please note small personal umbrellas are allowed, however large parasols and golf sized umbrellas will not be permitted on site.
The concert venue has an inner tarmacked pathway running all the way around, and leads directly to the concert area which is grassed. The grassed area is very flat and the grass cut short. There is also a wheelchair platform should guests in wheelchairs want to use this, and is on a first come first served basis. We have produced concerts in this park for 20 years, and this is one of our more wheelchair friendly venues we work at.
A fully licensed bar and catering facilities will be available. We operate a Challenge 25 policy at the bars. No alcohol will be served to any persons under the age of 18. Proof of identification and age may be required in the form of a valid driving license or passport.
We have a vegan and gluten free food supplier who will be at the events. Please click here to download their menu.
The Bedford Proms is a picnic style concert, you are permitted to bring your own food and drink into the concert.
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Please note, you must be self-contained in terms of equipment and have current Public Liability Insurance in place.
The Line Up
The soloist this year will be none other than English soprano Lesley Garrett, this exquisite musician, broadcaster and media personality is the perfect fit for Bedford Park Proms. Lesley Garrett is known for her cross-over repertoire that stretches from Mozart to Meat Loaf via West End Musicals; reaching places that other opera stars can only dream of. A fantastic leading lady for Bedford’s 2018 Proms.
Joining Lesley will be tenor Jeff Stewart, who enjoys a busy world-wide career and his dramatic tenor voice is much in demand, both in opera and on the concert platform.
The London Gala Orchestra and the Bedford Choral Society will return and the laser show begins in the second half when night time falls. The evening will conclude with a spectacular firework display, which continues to break new ground each year and wow the audience.
The VIP Experience
The Bedford Proms VIP experience includes all of the below:
Concert ticket to Bedford Park Proms
‘Fast Track’ entry into Bedford Park
Access into ‘The Park Lounge’ hospitality marquee and garden
A glass of chilled Prosecco on arrival
All house wines, beers and soft drinks included, all night
Luxury Summer Barbecue and gourmet salad bar
Prime viewing position
Furniture inside, and outside
Access to The Park Lounge bar
Souvenir VIP event lanyard
Signed programme per couple
Luxury toilet facilities
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