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Trafalgar Square, London

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.


Swan Lake

12 June at 7:30pm | pre-screening starts at 7pm

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night…


La bohème

26 June at 7:30pm | pre-screening starts at 7pm

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimi, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimi is gravely ill…


Don Giovanni

12 July at 7pm | pre-screening starts at 6.30pm

The impulsive, charismatic Don Giovanni is a serial seducer, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. But when Don Giovanni commits murder, he unleashes a dark power beyond his control…


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 is 1 lift 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.

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Special thanks to the Mayor of London for the use of Trafalgar Square

Thanks to Mayor of London