Millennium Square, Bristol
Millennium Square is located in the heart of the city within the Harbourside development, which provides a fabulous setting for the BP Big Screen events. The square is home to We The Curious – Bristol’s centre for science and curiosity - and the UK’s only 3D Planetarium, hidden inside the iconic silver ball.
The Royal Ballet | Romeo and Juliet | 11 June at 7.30pm | pre-screening starts at 7pm
Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece. Soak up free culture on your doorstep: watch The Royal Ballet on stage at the Royal Opera House in this free live screening at Millennium Square's BP Big Screen.
The Royal Opera | Carmen | 2 July at 7pm| pre-screening starts at 6.30pm
Bizet's greatest opera tells the story of the enigmatic and seductive Carmen and the dangerous passion she arouses in Don José. Soak up free culture on your doorstep: watch The Royal Opera’s fresh take on this much-loved opera, complete with flamenco dancers, bull fighters – and a gorilla – all in a free live screening from the Royal Opera House.
The Royal Opera | The Marriage of Figaro | Tuesday 9 July at 7pm | pre-screening starts at 6.30pm
Revolution is in the air in The Royal Opera’s beautiful production of Mozart's great comic opera. Colourful characters mix with intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness in a multitude of dramatic twists. Watch a live screening of this famous opera direct from the Royal Opera House stage.
What I need to know before I attend:
Millennium Square, Canon’s Marsh, is easily accessible by all forms of transport and is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The Square is lined by cafés, bars and promenades, which offer plenty of places to sit, relax and enjoy the views. In addition, the events will offer a variety of food and drink concessions. Picnic hampers are welcome! All litter should be disposed of in bins provided or taken home. A limited number of deckchairs will be available, but there will be no dedicated event seating, so please bring camping chairs, cushions or blankets for comfort. This is an outdoor event, so please dress appropriately for the anticipated weather conditions.
In the interest of public safety, the following conditions will apply in Millennium Square:
- Free entry to the event enclosure is on a first come first served basis subject to capacity.
- Event stewards will be entitled to search persons and/or their possessions on entry to the event enclosure. Staff will not take responsibility for any prohibited items.
- Prohibited items include, but are not restricted to, large parasols, gazebos, awnings and portable barbecues.
- The organisers reserve the right to refuse admission to the event enclosure for whatever reason.
- You are welcome to bring a picnic, but for safety reasons, please do not bring any glass containers to the event.
For further information visit www.bigscreenbristol.com or call 0117 9157103 | Millennium Square | Canon’s Marsh | Bristol | BS1 5LL
Please note, the Royal Opera House always seeks guidance regarding content from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). While a 12A rating is the minimum classification level issued for all live screenings in the UK, our content can still be suitable for children of all ages. Click this link for further information regarding the classification of filmed content.
How do I get there?
Car - All routes to city centre.
Train - Bristol Temple Meads is approximately 25 minutes walk away, and is easily accessible by the 8 or 9 bus, which leaves from just outside the station and drops off by the Hippodrome – approximately 5 minutes walk from the Square. It is also possible to catch the Ferry from nearby the station, for further information contact 0117 927 3416.
Buses - All routes to city centre.
Is there a car park?
Yes. Named by the AA as one of the best places in the UK to park your car, Millennium Square has an underground car park, open 24 hours a day with on site security.
Using a Sat Nav? Enter BS1 5LL as your destination. For more info and to find alternative parking, please visit www.wethecurious.org/millennium-square-car-park