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Battle Proms


  • Date:
  • 14 July
  • Time:
  • 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    • Venue
    • Hatfield Park


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14 July @ 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A summer celebration with music, Spitfire, cannons, cavalry & fireworks

Pack up the hampers and champers for this very special event! A firmly established favourite in the local calendar, the Battle Proms Concert is attended by thousands of loyal fans every year and concert-goers are treated to an extraordinary afternoon and evening of unique entertainment at this party in the park with a difference.

The full 2 hour orchestral concert from the 60 piece New English Concert Orchestra, led by Douglas Coombes MBE and compered by much-loved BBC presenter Pam Rhodes, will include a host of well-known classical pieces and conclude with a ‘last night of the proms’ flag-waving sing-along with favourites such as Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and more under a sky of breath-taking fireworks.

The extensive programme of entertainments also includes a toe-tapping warm-up act, thrilling historic cavalry displays, a meticulously choreographed aerial display from a WWII Spitfire, The Red Devils parachute display team (TBC), live firing cannons and, of course, spectacular fireworks. The Battle Proms is still believed to be the only opportunity in the world to see their signature piece – Beethoven’s Battle Symphony –performed as he composed it: with 193 live Napoleonic cannons providing a thunderous percussion!

The Battle Proms picnic concert takes place in the Queen Elizabeth Oak Field in the leafy parkland at Hatfield House. Legend has it that it was beneath one of the ancient oaks in this field that the young Queen Elizabeth I heard that she was to be Queen of England.

Here is a little video of what you can expect… Battle Proms

The Old Palace at Hatfield House is where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood and later held her first Council of State in November 1558. The celebrated Jacobean House has been the family home to the Cecils since it was built in 1611.  A place so steeped in history makes the perfect setting for a summer celebration with the Battle Proms.

All ticket enquiries will need to be directed to JSL Productions, contact details can be found here

Finding us

The concert parking and entrance is clearly signposted from all major routes into Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Please use postcode AL9 5NQ for Sat Navs then look out for temporary yellow event signage as you approach the venue.



Parking is provided free on site (available from 2.00pm). Distance from car park to concert entrance varies but is usually between 50 – 350 metres. No overnight parking is permitted. Disabled parking is available, see the Battle Proms Disabled Access Info page for further info.


All vehicles dropping off or picking up should follow taxi signage to the designated taxi drop-off / pick-up route. Taxis and other vehicles making pick-ups must be back on site by 10.15pm. Detailed taxi instructions will be available from www.battleproms.co.uk


Please note that parking for coaches is strictly limited – please call 01432 355 416 to discuss your requirements.


As well as coming by car, concert-goers may access the concert site on foot via the pedestrian entrance of Hatfield House directly opposite Hatfield Train Station.


For enquiries with regards to holding a catering or trading stall at Battle Proms please email info@battleproms.com or call 01432 355416

Further Information

For further FAQ’s please click here or alternatively contact info@battleproms.com or call 01432 355416



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