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Leeds, Millennium Square

Millennium Square is Leeds’ award winning city centre outdoor public space and live entertainment venue. Built as Leeds' flagship project to mark the year 2000 the £12m scheme funded by us and the Millennium Commission successfully transformed the old Mandela Gardens at the front of the Civic Hall into one of Europe's most innovative multi-purpose city centre spaces. Officially opened by Nelson Mandela in May 2001 it is widely renowned as a multi-functional live event venue and has a standing capacity of 8,000 persons in its concert configuration. The square is currently home to the Leeds Big Screen and plays host to some of the our key events such as the popular annual Christkindelmarkt German Christmas Market and the Ice Cube outdoor temporary ice rink plus major football tournament screenings.

La traviata

Come and join us for The Royal Opera’s La traviata on Tuesday 20 May, 2014 at 7pm duration approximately 3 hours

Pre-performance screening starts at 6.30pm

Performance starts at 7pm
Act I lasts 35 mins
Interval starts at  7.35pm and lasts 30 mins
Act II scene 1 begins at 8.05pm and lasts 44 mins
Pause during which the audience is asked to remain seated
Act II scene 2 lasts 22 minutes
Interval starts at  9.10pm and lasts 30 mins
Act III begins at 9.40pm and lasts 35 mins
Curtain down at 10.15pm
All timings are approximate

 

La bohème

Come and join us for The Royal Opera’s La bohème on Tuesday 15 July, 2014 at 7.30pm duration approximately 3 hours

Pre-performance screening starts from 7pm

Performance starts at 7.30pm
Act I lasts 36 mins
6-minute pause during which the audience is requested to remain seated
Act II begins at 8.12pm and lasts 21 mins
Interval starts at 8.33pm and lasts 25 mins
Act III begins at 8.58pm and lasts 28 mins
Interval starts at 9.26pm and lasts 20 mins
Act IV begins at 9.46pm and lasts 34 mins
Curtain down at 10.25pm
All timings are approximate

 

Rigoletto

Come and join us for The Royal Opera’s Rigoletto on Wednesday 17 September, 2014 at 7.30pm duration approximately 3 hours

Pre-performance screening starts from 7pm

Performance starts at 7.30pm
Act I lasts 60 mins
Interval starts at 8.30pm and lasts 30 mins
Act II begins at 9pm and lasts 33 mins
There is a short pause during which the audience is requested to remain seated
Act III begins at 9.40pm and lasts 32 mins
Please note that strobe lighting will be used during Act III
Curtain down at 10.15pm
All timings are approximate

 

What I need to know before I attend:

Millennium Square is a public space and has open access to all – you may wish to bring cushions or a blanket. Millennium Square is located within easy reach of bars, cafes and restaurants, so why not come along earlier to enjoy a pre-show drink or meal; alternatively, please bring a picnic. Please note alcohol is not permitted. All litter should be disposed of in bins provided or taken home. Portable furniture is not permitted. Please dress appropriately for the anticipated weather conditions. Millennium Square is accessible for wheelchairs and there are slopes and ramps in addition to any steps.

In the interest of public safety, the following conditions will apply in Millennium Square:

• Millennium Square is a public space; however organisers reserve the right to limit audience numbers should the square capacity be reached.

• Alcohol is not permitted.

• Prohibited items include, but are not restricted to, large parasols, gazebos, awnings and portable barbecues.

• All litter should be disposed of in the bins provided or taken home.

For further information go to www.leeds.gov.uk or call 0113 222 4444 *.

* Calls cost 10p per minute from a BT landline, calls from other providers may vary.

How do I get there?

The venue is just a short walk away from Leeds Rail Station and readily accessible from the welcome / information and transport hub in the nearby City Square and Infirmary Street. A variety of nearby street and secure car parking options are also available.

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