Summer Series Picnic proms
at harewood house
3rd - 5th September 2021 Tickets now on sale!
Enjoy three amazing concerts, set in the beautiful grounds of Harewood House. These events are being presented at half capacity to ensure that social distancing measures can still be kept if required.
with special guests
Louise Dearman and Rachel Tucker
Friday 3rd September 2021
Alfie Boe will open the series of concerts on Friday 3rd September 2021. Ever since he exploded onto the music scene nearly 20 years ago, Alfie Boe, a veteran of the London stage and Broadway, has racked up one extraordinary achievement after another. He has two UK Number 1 albums to his credit and has sold more than one million albums in the UK. Having performed in some of the world's greatest venues, he has the rare ability to bring together all sorts of music lovers. Not many artists can lay claim to having appeared in the West End theatre, Broadway with lead roles in Les Miserables, La Boheme (which earned him a Tony award) and the spectacular orchestral classic rock album Quadrophenia.
He is a singer who transcends categories. “When I look at the crowd at my concerts,” he says, “I can see I've got Who fans, musical theatre fans and jazz fans as well.” Most recently having starred as Jean Valjean in the ‘All Star’ concert of Les Miserables. Alfie will be performing some of his favourite songs and West End hits with special guests and fellow West End and Broadway stars; Louise Dearman and Sophie Evans who will open the show.
Saturday 4th September 2021
Enjoy an evening of opera and classical favourites, including plenty of opportunity for audience participation! Hosted by Aled Jones with special guests including world-famous baritone Sir Willard White, Sopranos Sophie Evans and Peyee Chen and everyone's favourite three tenors; Tenors UnLimited. Featuring the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ben Crick.
This show features a spectacular firework finale, which has been specially designed to be silent, so as not to disturb the local wildlife.
Sunday 5th September 2021
Queen Symphonic is a rock and orchestra spectacular celebrating the greatest hits of Queen. Featuring an international all star cast, 5 piece rock band and a 40 piece symphony orchestra!
Experience the music of Queen like never before at Harewood House this summer.
Audience members can also look forward to a spectacularly silent firework finale.
Picnic Proms Summer Concert Series - FAQ’s
Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online via SeeTickets at www.vivolive.co.uk. This is the only place you can currently buy tickets. Tickets will be available from Friday 16th April at 9am.
I have a query regarding purchasing tickets / my already purchased tickets, who should I speak to?
For any questions regarding your tickets, you’ll need to contact SeeTickets at https://www.seetickets.com/customerservice or 0844 412 4648 and their customer services team will be able to help. Tickets will be dispatched by either email or in the post - whichever you request. You must bring your tickets on the day to gain access to the event.
How much are tickets?
Ticket prices range from £41 - £44 depending on location within the grounds, + ticket fees by the ticketing agent.
What time do car parks/doors open?
Car parks open from 6.30pm and doors from 7pm. There will be no access until 6.30pm, so please do not arrive prior to this time as you may be turned away.
What time do the concerts start and finish?
Music will start from around 7.30pm. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable point in the performance, so please ensure you arrive prior to this time. We expect the concerts to finish around 10.30pm.
Will there be an interval?
There will be an interval for Alfie Boe at approx 8.30pm (after Louise & Rachel) and an interval for Queen Symphonic and The Great Yorkshire Proms at approx 9pm.
Is this concert outdoors?
Yes, this is an outdoor, open air concert, situated on the grass lawn known as the ‘North Front’. Please check the forecast beforehand to dress appropriately for the weather.
If it rains, will the concert still go ahead?
We can rely on the British weather to be unpredictable, so please come prepared with sun cream and hats or waterproof coats and shoes required. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.
Can I bring an umbrella?
Small umbrellas are permitted, but we ask that you please be considerate of audience members behind you.
Can I bring seating?
You are also permitted to bring your own individual folding chair (e.g. camping or deck chair). Please avoid bringing loungers or inflatable seating, as these are not permitted. Gazebos, windbreakers or other structures are not permitted.
Can I bring a camera?
The use of small hand-held cameras for personal use is permitted. Drones are not permitted.
Can I bring food and drink?
You are welcome to bring along a picnic, but we kindly ask that you take all your rubbish away with you at the end of the evening. There will also food and drink available to purchase on site. Free drinking water will be available. Please note, no glass (bottles or drinking glasses), carving/catering knives, BBQs, naked flames or candles are permitted on-site and bag-checks will be in place on entry.
How do I get there?
There will be different entrance gates to the site. Please switch off your satnav as you get close to Harewood and follow the directional yellow event signage.
Where is the nearest car park?
Free car parking is available on site and please follow the directions of parking stewards on arrival. There will be no parking in Harewood village and no-waiting cones will be deployed and enforced.
Will there be a drop off/pick up point?
Yes, there will be a signposted designated drop off and pick up point. On arrival, please enter via the Main Arch entrance to Harewood off the A61 in the centre of Harewood village. There will be a dedicated pick up and drop off point located close to the event arena. There will be clear signage providing directions to this area, so please advise your driver to follow these. Please book any taxis in advance and ask them to be on site prior to the concert finishing to avoid any delays on departure. We suggest exchanging contact details with your driver to ensure you can locate each other at the end of the evening. There will be no-waiting cones deployed in Harewood village which will be enforced.
I have a blue badge, where can I park?
There will be a designated area for blue badge holders within the event car park as close to the concert arena as possible. Please note all parking is on grass.
Will I be able to go back to my car during the concert?
There is no re-admission after entry, so please plan ahead and bring everything with you that you’ll require for the duration of the concert.
Can I leave my vehicle at Harewood overnight?
There is no facility to leave your vehicle on site after the concert, all vehicles must be removed.
Where is the nearest train station?
Leeds or Harrogate. Taxis and bus connections are available.
Can I purchase tickets on the day?
Unfortunately tickets will not be available to purchase on the day so please make sure you purchase your tickets in advance.
Can I have a refund or exchange on my tickets?
Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned unless the event is cancelled.
Can I bring a banner?
No banners, flags or laser pens are permitted.
Is this concert child-friendly?
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and all children over the age of 3 require a ticket.
Are service dogs permitted?
Unfortunately no animals are permitted into the concert site with the exception of registered assistance dogs.
Will there be a smoking area?
You must not smoke in the public concert viewing area, please smoke away from other groups of people.
Are there any discounts for group bookings?
Unfortunately, due to the current situation, we have decided to suspend larger group bookings.
Why can I only book a maximum of 6 tickets?
We want to ensure that our shows can be presented, whatever the restrictions (in reason), in regards to Covid-19. Therefore, we have decided to issue tickets in batches of 6, if social distancing or the ‘rule of 6’ is introduced at any time.
I’m a Harewood member, do I receive any discount on my ticket?
As this event is organised via an external promoter, unfortunately there are no discounts available to Harewood members.
Additional safety measures, such as on-site sanitising stations, social distancing measures and queuing systems have been put into place for the safety of our guests and event staff. Please observe social distancing and enhanced hygiene etiquette.
The seating layout has been designed so that all eventualities of Covid-19 restrictions can be catered for from 1.5-2m social distancing or bubbles of 6 if required, depending on rules at the time.
You should not attend the concert if you or anyone in your household are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
Should the event be unable to go ahead due to local or national government restrictions, you will be entitled to a full refund. Please be aware that, should you personally be unable to attend due to COVID-19 related illness or self-isolation, we will not be able to offer a refund.
Please note all information is subject to change