Experience live opera and ballet in the centre of London with the Royal Opera House’s BP Big Screens 2019.
On 11 June, 2 July and 9 July, two operas and one ballet, together with exclusive backstage footage and competitions, are broadcast from Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House to locations across the UK.
Big screens are set up in Trafalgar Square, Television Centre (White City) and Arena Square, Wembley Park, where you can watch all three performances, while some of this year's shows are also relayed to The Scoop in London Bridge and Hammersmith Lyric Square (outside the Lyric Hammersmith).
Get together with friends and family, bring a picnic and enjoy these free live screenings, suitable for newcomers and fans alike. Make sure to arrive early to secure a space and catch the full pre-show screenings.
The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet
11 June at Trafalgar Square, Television Centre and Arena Square
Enjoy the classic tale of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, accompanied by Sergei Prokofiev’s magnificent score. The main performance starts at 7.30pm but get there 30 minutes early to catch the pre-show content.
The Royal Opera’s Carmen
2 July at Trafalgar Square, Television Centre, Arena Square and Hammersmith Lyric Square
Catch Bizet’s iconic opera which tells the story of Carmen’s ever-changing nature and her seduction of army corporal Don José. Director Barrie Kosky’s fresh take on this opera features flamenco dancers, bull fighters and even a gorilla! The main performance starts at 7pm with the pre-screening beginning at 6.30pm.
The Royal Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro
9 July at Trafalgar Square, Television Centre, Arena Square, Hammersmith Lyric Square and The Scoop.
Experience the dramatic twists of Mozart’s comic opera, a tale of misunderstanding, plotting and forgiveness. Will Figaro and Susanna’s marriage go ahead despite Count Almaviva’s plans to thwart the wedding? The main performance starts at 7pm with extra footage from 6.30pm.