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Woolwich, General Gordon Square

The Woolwich Big Screen looks forward to welcoming you to the newly landscaped General Gordon Square – opening at the end of June. With its trees, mirror pool and grass terraces incorporating bench seating, the square promises to be a delightful green oasis in the heart of Woolwich - an ideal venue to enjoy a picnic as you experience the magic of world class opera direct from the Royal Opera House.

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:

The performances will be screened within General Gordon Square, which is accessible to all (event conditions apply).

Seating:  The new square incorporates granite bench seating and some picnic chairs will be provided. Visitors are also invited to bring their own folding seats, cushions or picnic blankets.

Facilities: Toilet facilities nearby will be kept open until 10pm. There are also restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee shops and bars located near the square.

In the interest of public safety, the following conditions will apply in General Gordon Square:-

* Free entry to the event is on a first come first served basis subject to capacity.
* Event stewards will be entitled to search persons and/or their possessions on entry to the square.
* 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.
* All children (under 16) must be accompanied by an adult.
* All litter should be disposed of in the bins provided or taken home.
* This is an outdoor event, please check weather forecast and dress appropriately.

For further information visit www.greenwich.gov.uk/bigscreen or call 020 8921 6269

How do I get there?

Train - Woolwich Arsenal Train Station is only a few seconds walk away. Step out of the train station and look across the road to see the back of the Big Screen in General Gordon Square. For train services and timetables visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

Woolwich Arsenal Docklands Light Railway (DLR) - The DLR is also seconds' from the square. Turn left as you walk out of the station. A few steps up the hill will take you to General Gordon Square. For service information visit www.tfl.gov.uk/dlr

Buses - The main bus stops in Woolwich are located on or very near General Gordon Square – Thomas Street/Green’s End and Woolwich Arsenal Station.  For local bus services and timetables visit www.tfl.gov.uk/bus or call the New Travel Information Call Centre on 0843 222 1234

Car - Some of the car parks in Woolwich are locked at night – please check the times before you leave your car. For more information on parking in Woolwich visit www.greenwich.gov.uk/parking or call 020 8921 4339

 

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