Duthie Park, Aberdeen

With the generous support of BP, Duthie Park once again plays host to the BP Big Screens this year.  Duthie Park is a park of 44 acres which was donated to the city by Miss Duthie in 1880 and opened to the public in 1883. The park has many features including a bandstand, fountains, ponds, and statues. Within the park are the Winter Gardens, which were rebuilt in 1970. These house many exotic plants including the largest collection of cacti in Britain.

The Royal Opera | Carmen | 2 July at 7pm| pre-screening starts at 6.30pm

Bizet's greatest opera tells the story of the enigmatic and seductive Carmen and the dangerous passion she arouses in Don José. Soak up free culture on your doorstep: watch The Royal Opera’s fresh take on this much-loved opera, complete with flamenco dancers, bull fighters – and a gorilla – all in a free live screening from the Royal Opera House at your nearest BP Big Screen.

What I need to know before I attend:

Entry to the big screen in Duthie Park is via Polmuir Road or Riverside Drive.

You are welcome to bring picnics and your own portable seating; however no glassware, cans, barbecues or naked flames are allowed. A selection of hot and cold soft drinks and light snacks will be available to purchase. Please dress appropriately for the anticipated weather conditions. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Aberdeen City Council reserves the right to refuse admission.

Please note, the Royal Opera House always seeks guidance regarding content from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). While a 12A rating is the minimum classification level issued for all live screenings in the UK, our content can still be suitable for children of all ages. Click this link for further information regarding classification of filmed content.

How do I get there?

Car Where possible please use public transport as parking is limited to the Riverside Drive car park.

Bus Bus Route 17 stops at Duthie Park.