The Line Up
Set in the magnificent gardens of Castle Howard, this spectacular classical concert will be a night to remember for the whole family. Best-selling tenor Wynne Evans will be joining soprano, Victoria Joyce for Yorkshire’s most prestigious al fresco Proms event.
Wynne Evans is a best-selling classical artist, with his debut album going straight to number one in the classical charts. His acclaimed performance in the 25th anniversary performance of The Phantom of the Opera, and appearances in a host of concerts at the Royal Opera House, English National Opera and Opera North have made him an incredibly popular live performer. But you may also recognise him for his decade in the recurring role as Gio Compario in a series of TV adverts.
‘Wynne’s performance at last year’s concert was just spectacular and we’re delighted to be welcoming him back to the Castle Howard Proms,’ comments promoter and event organiser, Mark Harrison.
Victoria is without a doubt one of the UK’s most exciting performers. After studying at the Royal Northern College of Music she made her English National Opera debut in 2003 as La Charmeuse in Massenet’s Thaïs, and has returned to ENO on many occasions since performing roles such as Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Rosina/The Barber of Seville. Also appearing at prestigious opera houses including La Fenice, Hamburg State Opera; the Semper State Opera in Dresden and Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
The rousing musical accompaniment to the evening will be provided by the London Gala Orchestra under the baton of Stephen Bell.
“This is a fantastic line-up for this year’s event, we’re thrilled to have Victoria performing alongside Wynne this year,” added Mark.
The programme will include popular classics, songs from musicals and all your flag waving favourites from the Proms including Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Pomp & Circumstance No.1. With a Spitfire flyover, stunning lasers and spectacular firework finale, this will be a magical evening of musical entertainment.
GENERAL ADMISSION - £39.00*
Child Ticket (5 - 16 years): £5.00*
Under 5’s go free**
Castle Howard members save 10% if they book tickets before 4pm on Friday, 20th August 2021.
Please Note: Carer Tickets are not issued online. To obtain your Carer Ticket, you will be required to present a valid Disabled Concert Ticket and proof of entitlement to the Box Office at the main entrance in the day, which may be one of these three options: - Front page of DLA / PIP (higher rate) or Front page of Attendance Allowance letter (med/higher rate) or valid Access Card (via CredAbilty).
The VIP Experience
Pre-concert Champagne and canapé reception in the Great Hall and reserved prime location picnic area.
By kind permission of The Hon Nicholas and Mrs Howard.
£175 per head, Friends of Castle Howard receive a 10% discount.
Guest will have reserved car parking in the main visitor carpark, which is a short walk to the House, a golf buggy will be on hand should anyone require assistance.
From 5.30pm guests will be greeted at the Fitzroy entrance of the House, which will be closed to the public
A free flow Champagne and canapé reception will take place in the Great Hall, Garden Hall and South Front Gardens overlooking the iconic Atlas Fountain
Prior to the start of the concert guests will be escorted to a prime location reserved picnic area with deck chairs
This VIP package includes concert tickets, souvenir programme and Union Jack waving flags to join the celebrations
A picnic with buffet style service is available in the reserved area. Menus from £30 per head available on request, alternatively you are welcome to bring your own
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The Prime Minister’s confirmation that formal Covid-19 restrictions ended on Monday 19 July means that the concerts at Castle Howard looks set to operate in a far more familiar, effectively “normal” manner.
As the Prime Minister has stressed, the coming weeks will require a significant degree of personal responsibility. If you do feel unwell, have covid symptoms or have been advised to self isolate you should not attend the event. We will have Track & Trace QR codes positioned throughout the venue and would ask all attendees to scan and check in on arrival.
The Government guidance around “hands, face, space, fresh air” remains appropriate advice to all individuals attending a concert at Castle Howard. We will provide plenty of hand sanitiser, guidance and signage around the site to support this advice. Of course, being an outdoor concert, we have plenty of fresh air and space for concert goers to distance themselves if they feel this is appropriate and more comfortable to them. Government guidance to individuals regarding face coverings is that these are advisable when indoors or in a busy area. Please be aware that this is Government guidance to individuals, so we would recommend wearing face coverings in busy areas.
To make concertgoers aware in advance, we will not be mandating concertgoers to wear face coverings when in busy areas – rather it is encouraged and recommended. Our close contact team, such as those in the bar areas will be lateral flow tested daily. Staff onsite will be given the option to wear face coverings.
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Castle Howard Proms is a family event and we welcome music lovers of all ages.
• Children aged under five can attend for free and do not need a ticket
• Children aged five to 16 can enter with a child ticket
Please note: All children must be accompanied by a full paying adult and are the responsibility of their parent or guardian attending with them. No more than four under 16s per adult.
Tickets are strictly subject to availability, so it is always best to purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. It will also save you money as ticket prices may also increase on the day.
Should tickets be available to purchase on the day of the concert, we will make an announcement about prices and availability closer to the event.
Car parking is available onsite, free of charge. Please follow the directional signage. Blue Badge parking is available too.
Yes. Please follow the directional road signage on the evening of the concert. For ‘pick up’ please ask your taxi to meet you at the Castle Howard ‘day visitor’ car park. Postcode YO60 7DA.
If you need to return picnic tables and other items to your car during the interval you are welcome to do so. You will be given a pass when you leave the arena, please keep this pass safe as you will not be allowed back in without it.
Absolutely. Castle Howard Proms is a picnic style concert meaning you are allowed to bring your own food and drink, including alcohol, into the concert.
Yes. We will have a fully licensed bar and food outlets for varied dietary requirements and tastes within the concert arena.
Please note: We operate a ‘Challenge 25’ policy at the bars. Proof of identification and age may be required in the form of a valid driving licence or passport. No alcohol will be served to any persons under the age of 18.
We welcome cashless transactions across the site, please be aware that some vendors may accept cashless transactions only.
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Please note: You must be self-contained in terms of equipment and have current Public Liability Insurance in place.
The concert takes place on the grass, so you are welcome to bring rugs and/or chairs to sit on and tables for your picnics. Private marquees and gazebos are not permitted.
This is a standing outdoor evening concert so please keep the British weather in mind. We recommend all concert goers should dress appropriately and be prepared if the ground is wet from rain in the days before the event.
Small personal umbrellas are allowed, however large parasols and golf sized umbrellas will not be permitted on site.
Cash machines will not be available, but all bars take both cash and card payments. Please be aware that some of the independent food outlets in the arena may only take cash.
While professional photography equipment is not permitted, you’re very welcome to capture the atmosphere and fun you and your friends and family are enjoying on a small camera or your phone. If you do take photos, please tag us in on Instagram (@CastleHoward.Live) we’d love to see them.
There is a tarmac road which leads from the designated car park to the concert arena, which is on a well-kept grassed lawn. Wheelchair accessible toilets are available throughout the concert site.
If you require a carer or companion, please purchase an ‘Accessible’ ticket, which will entitle you to bring one carer or companion to assist you.
Accepted forms of documentation to request a carer or companion ticket are:
- DLA (Care and / or mobility)
- PIP (Personal Independence Payment)
- D/deaf or blind registration
- The Nimbus Access Card
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