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Swindon, Wharf Green


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


What I need to know before I attend:

Wharf Green has open access to all. A limited number of seats are available,  but you are advised to bring your own portable chairs, picnic blankets etc.  There will be food and beverages available to buy from stalls in the square; alternatively please bring your own picnic. All litter should be disposed of in bins provided or taken home.  Please dress appropriately for the anticipated weather conditions. Children must be accompanied by adults.

In the interest of public safety, the following conditions will apply in Wharf Green:

• Free entry to the event enclosure with a ticket available from or register for tickets by emailing

• 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.

How do I get there?

Car - Wharf Green is situated in the main shopping area of Swindon town centre in front of the House of Fraser store. Parking is available at the Brunel West Car Park.

Train - Swindon Station is situated approx five minutes' walk from Wharf Green, follow the signage directs to the BBC Screen and Wharf Green.

Buses - All routes to town centre, bus stop directly in front of Brunel West car park.

For further information visit or call 01793 464994