BBC rules out live audience at this year’s Proms

The BBC has issued final details of its makeshift, 2-week Proms to the BBC Music magazine.

The Proms will take place in the Royal Albert Hall but no effort will be made to admit even a handful of Covid-free, fully distanced audience members.

Considering the heroic efforts to stage mini-festivals with audience at Salzburg, Lucerne, Glyndebourne and elsewhere, this appears to be an excess of caution, if not a dereliction of tradition. The Proms are, first and foremost, about the audience, not the venue or the corporation.

Full details here.