The Proms, more formally known as The BBC Proms, or The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC, is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in London. Founded in 1895, each season currently consists of over 70 concerts in the Albert Hall, a series of chamber concerts at Cadogan Hall, additional Proms in the Park events across the United Kingdom on the last night, and associated educational and children's events. In 2009 the total number of concerts reached 100 for the first time. In the context of classical music festivals, Jirí Belohlávek has described The Proms as "the world's largest and most democratic musical festival".
In 2008, the popular family-oriented Prom became the Doctor Who Prom, (in place of the Blue Peter Prom of recent years). The Doctor Who Prom included a mini-episode of Doctor Who, "Music of the Spheres". The 2010 season included the return of a Doctor Who Prom, this time receiving two outings on Saturday 24 July and Sunday 25 July hosted by the new Doctor, Matt Smith and his companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams-Pond (Arthur Darvill).