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The Big Proms Announcement

1. Encore is your new companion to the BBC Proms


Encore is now your go-to destination for all 76 main Proms, and makes it easier than ever to get the most out of the festival. Each Prom comes with a full programme listing, details of who’s performing, and the option to book tickets at the click of a button. There’s a lot going on, and we want to make your Promming experience as simple as possible.

2. The Proms are better with friends

We’ve all been there. You find a great Prom listed online, you get excited, then ask a few friends if they’re around London that evening. Invariably, they’ll be on holiday, busy, or completely indifferent to your favourite composer, so you message some more friends until you find someone who happens to be free and equally keen…

This would be a lot easier if you could just see at a glance which of your friends were interested in which Proms, and that’s exactly what we’ve made possible with our Proms page.

Simply click I’m going on the Proms you want to see, then use the Audience filter button to show the Proms your friends are going to.


If your friends aren’t on Encore yet, just send them your referral link to get them in on the Proms party.

3. Free Proms!

We’re looking to send reviewers to as many of this year’s Proms as possible, and we need YOUR help.

If you’d like to to see some Proms for free, just follow these steps:

  1. Click I’m going on all the Proms you’d like to go to
  2. Email us at [email protected] to let us know you’re interested in writing one or two reviews (only 700 words or so)
  3. We’ll get back to you within a couple of days to discuss the next steps

4. Keep up with the latest news in the music world with Encore


We’ve completely redesigned your Encore dashboard, with a focus on news, features and opinions we think you’ll find interesting. We’ll be posting several items daily, and we’ve kept it simple to begin with so that we can improve it based on your feedback.


To help us out, just hit the feedback button and send us a quick message with your thoughts. It’s probably our favourite button on the entire site.

5. Encore is now home to over 12,500 of your favourite composers


Yes, you read that correctly.

We want to show you when and where you can hear your favourite works performed, and this isn’t just restricted to the Proms. Any concert added to Encore is connected to our growing collection of composers, and if you find one we’ve missed, let us know!


Igor Stravinsky

6. Encore is open to anyone with an invite

Finally, it’s worth noting that the majority of these new features are exclusive to Encore members, so if you have friends desperate to join our network, all you have to do is send them your referral link, which you can find on your profile or dashboard.

James McAulay

Encore Co-Founder & CEO. Cellist, pianist, singer and aspiring guitarist.

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