High House Production Park, Purfleet
Come and join us for The Royal Opera’s Tosca on Thursday 18 July, 2013 at 7.30pm
duration approximately 3 hours
Pre-performance screening starts at 7.10pm
Performance starts at 7.30pm
Act I lasts 50 mins
Interval starts at 8.20pm and lasts 25 mins
Act II begins at 8.45pm and lasts 45 mins
Interval starts at 9.30pm and lasts 25 mins
Act III begins at 9.55pm and lasts 30 mins
Curtain down at 10.25pm
All timings are approximate
The Thurrock Big Screen venue is the 14-acre High House Production Park located at Purfleet in the Thames Gateway, Europe’s largest regeneration area. The site is home to the new state-of-the-art Royal Opera House’s Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop. The Workshop is home to the scenic painters, carpenters and metalworkers making the sets and scenery for productions at Covent Garden.
Within the Production Park, the Grade II listed 16th century High House farm buildings, including a dovecote and several walled gardens, have been renovated to provide a range of uses, including public areas for events and exhibitions and spaces for craft activity. The site has been carefully landscaped to create an orchard and walled garden.
As part of the Royal Opera House BP Big Screens this summer, the High House Production Park in Purfleet will feature as a venue for the second time. You can enjoy a live relay of Puccini’s romantic four-act opera La bohème in this beautiful setting on Thursday 17 May 2012
Gates open at 5.15pm, with the pre-performance programme commencing at 6.30pm.
There will be activities around the park including;
· Free Family Workshop where you can drop in to the barns and make a prop to wave or wear during the performance.
· The Design Challenge Exhibition where winning entries from this year’s national design challenge will be on display in the barn. Students from the Skills Academy Founder Colleges were invited to submit designs for La bohème in one of five categories: costume, marketing, make up and wigs, online educational resource or set design. Come and see their winning designs.
· Royal Opera House pop up shop, information stalls and refreshments from the Coachman’s Café.
This is a free and non-ticketed event so we recommend you arrive early. You are welcome to bring a picnic. All litter to be disposed of in bins provided or taken home. There will be no dedicated seating at the event, so please bring cushions, blankets or chairs for comfort. This is an outdoor event do please dress appropriately for the anticipated weather conditions.
· Free entry to the event is on a first come first serve basis, subject to capacity.
· Prohibited items include, but are not restricted to, large parasols, gazebos, awnings and portable barbeques.
· The organisers can refuse admission to the event site for whatever reason.
· All children (under 16), must be accompanied by an adult.
. The on-site café will be open serving drinks and snacks.
· You are welcome to bring a picnic.
Travel to and from the site:
The High House Production Park is located on Vellacott Close (off London Road), Purfleet, Essex RM19 1RJ
There is a small amount of public parking at the Production Park, with overflow parking situated on the Cobelfret site in London Road (opposite).
There is no access to the site from the Purfleet bypass. Signage will be in place to direct you to the parking areas
There is a regular train service to Purfleet on the C2C line.
Trains leave London at regular intervals (approximately every 30 mins) from Fenchurch Street station and the venue is around ten minutes walk from Purfleet Station. Taxis can also be accessed to travel the short distance to the High House Production Park.
Tower Hill Underground tube station, Tower Gateway DLR station and Aldgate tube station are the nearest Tube stations to Fenchurch Street Station in London.
Taxis from the station:
ABC Taxis: 01375 891919
Purfleet Taxis: 07950 223 039
Purfleet Cars: 01708 252 666
Lakeside & Purfleet Taxis: 01375391588
If you are travelling by car take the M25 and leave the motorway at Junction 31. Then join the A1090 (Stone House Lane) towards Purfleet railway station. At the roundabout with Purfleet Bypass, continue on the A1090 (London Road) for about 300 yards until you see signposts for the High House site which is on your right.
If you are travelling by car from London on the A13, take the A1306 towards Purfleet and at the Stonehouse roundabout turn right onto the A1090. At the roundabout with Purfleet Bypass, continue on the A1090 (London Road) for about 300 yards until you see signposts for the High House site which is on your right.
For more information about this event and ROH Education in Thurrock, please visit our website or contact the team on 01708 891200 or firstname.lastname@example.org