Trafalgar Square, London
This screening venue has fast become one of the most popular BP Summer Big Screens so make sure you arrive in good time for all our screenings to secure the best spot.
La bohème on 10 June 2015 at 7.30pm – The Royal Opera
Enjoy operatic royalty in Puccini's best-loved opera. International opera stars Anna Netrebko and Joseph Calleja lead a terrific cast in John Copley's exquisite production – don't miss your last chance to see this award-winning production, which The Royal Opera performs for the last time this Season.
Don Giovanni on 3 July 2015 at 7pm – The Royal Opera
An excellent cast including Christopher Maltman as Mozart's timeless anti-hero and Dorothea Röschmann, Rolando Villazón and Albina Shagimuratova star in this mesmerizing production from The Royal Opera's Director of Opera, Kasper Holten, with spectacular designs from Es Devlin.
Romeo and Juliet on 22 September 2015, timing TBA – The Royal Ballet
Kenneth MacMillan's ballet of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers is a classic of 20th-century ballet, and a heartbreaking match for Prokofiev's score. Created for The Royal Ballet in 1965, it's a key work in the Company's repertory and a must-see for ballet fans and newcomers alike.
What I need to know before I attend:
No glassware permitted - plastic jugs will be available at each screening
Due to the nature of the venue, all seating is on stone paving so we recommend you bring a cushion or blanket. No portable seating, garden chairs, tables or gazebos are permitted. There is limited purpose built temporary seating for those with special requirements to reserve a seat please contact Access Dept. Box Office, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
Food & Drink – The on-site licensed Café will be open throughout the event selling a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks, and ‘picnic specials’. You are welcome to bring your own picnic. Please note no naked flames are permitted on site – including garden candles, barbeques or similar.
Please be aware that streets surrounding Trafalgar Square are designated as a ‘no drinking zone’ by Westminster Council; so please only consume alcohol within the event arena.
Litter and recycling facilities will be available on-site. Please help the Royal Opera House minimise its costs by placing all rubbish in bins provided, or taking litter home with you.
We kindly request that no dogs, except guide dogs, are brought to the Trafalgar Square screenings.
Access - Trafalgar Square is accessible to all. There are 2 lifts to enable direct access from the North Terrace to the main part of the Square. Disabled toilet facilities on site. There are a limited number of disabled car parking bays adjacent to the Square. Please dress appropriately for the anticipated weather conditions. For special seating requirements at Trafalgar Square please contact; Access Dept. Box Office, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD.
How do I get there?
Underground - Closest Tube stations are Charing Cross (Bakerloo & Northern Lines), Embankment (Circle & District Lines) and Leicester Square (Piccadilly Line).
Rail - Charing Cross Station serving South East London and Kent is 5-minutes walk.
Bus - Numerous Bus services serve the Trafalgar Square area.
Car - Limited parking available. Q-Park Spring Gardens is a 2-minute walk, in addition to limited meter parking nearby.
To plan your journey visit www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner
Special thanks to the Mayor of London for th euse of Trafalgar Square