1.What can I expect?
Hosted in one of Bournemouth’s most beautiful green spaces, these concerts — which form the ‘BSO Proms in the Park’ series — feature a range of music performed in the open air. From symphonic favourites to full rock band and stars from the West End smash hit musical We Will Rock You, alongside the complete Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Friday night’s Classical Extravaganza features some of the best-loved symphonic music written, from Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Khachaturian’s Adagio from Spartacus, to film favourites like John Williams’ Superman March and music from Hans Zimmer’s Gladiator.
Then on Saturday, we’re thrilled to present Queen Symphonic Spectacular which includes hits such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me Now and I Want to Break Free, to name but a few!
2. What do I need to bring?
This is the perfect opportunity to share a picnic in the beautiful surrounds of Meyrick Park! Bring your favourite snacks and drinks, settle back with friends and enjoy the music. Make sure you also bring something to sit on so you can make yourself comfortable. A hat and sun cream are advisable (and an extra umbrella is always useful… we hope for use against the sun not the rain!)
3. What should I wear?
Whatever you feel most comfortable in. Of course we’d definitely encourage some Queen-inspired outfits, if you’ve got a spare pair of flares available! But otherwise just something comfortable and lightweight for the weather — an extra layer is probably a good idea for when the sun goes down.
4. How do I get there?
Walking: Meyrick Park lies within easy walking distance of Bournemouth Town Centre (north side)
Taxi: A taxi and drop-off system will be operation on Central Drive off Braidley Road prior to the concerts. Please follow the instructions given by the traffic Marshalls.
Driving: There is no car parking at the concert site itself. The nearest public car parks are the Pay & Display at the Town Hall on Braidley Road and the Richmond Hill Multi-Storey. There is parking on nearby roads around the park, but please park legally.
There is limited parking available for blue badge holders adjacent to the site, for those displaying a valid windscreen badge. Please note this is on a first come basis.
You can enter the concert arena via either Meyrick Park Crescent or Braidley Road. Please note that entry via the woods is not permitted.
5. What time should I arrive?
Gates will open at 6pm on both Friday and Saturday, leaving plenty of time before the concerts start (8pm) to tuck in to a picnic and relax…
6. How do I book tickets?
To book tickets or for more information about the BSO Proms in the Park, please visit the following event pages or call the BSO Box Office on 01202 669925. Advance tickets cost £30 or £35 on the day.
Book now for the Classical Extravaganza
Book now for the Queen Symphonic Spectacular
We can’t wait to see you there!
The BSO Proms in the Park weekend is presented in partnership with BCP Council, and Experience Sponsor of Friday night’s Classical Extravaganza, Investec.