Experience live opera and ballet in the centre of London with the Royal Opera House’s BP Big Screens 2018.
On 12 June, 26 June and 12 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, where you can watch all three performances, while some of this year's shows are also relayed to The Scoop, Hammersmith Lyric Square (outside the Lyric Hammersmith), Canada Square Park and General Gordon Square in Woolwich.
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 Swan Lake
12 June at Trafalgar Square, Canada Square Park, The Scoop and General Gordon Square
Enjoy the classic tale of Swan Lake accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. The show follows the enchanting adventures of Prince Siegfried and Odette. The main performance starts at 7.30pm.
The Royal Opera’s La bohème
26 June at Trafalgar Square, The Scoop, Canada Square, General Gordon Square and Hammersmith Lyric Square
Catch one of Puccini’s best-loved operas, which tells the impassioned story of poet Rodolfo and seamstress Mimi. The duo are forced to make the ultimate sacrifice for their love. The main performance starts at 7.30pm.
The Royal Opera’s Don Giovanni
12 July at Trafalgar Square, Hammersmith Lyric Square, Canada Square Park and General Gordon Square
See The Royal Opera’s spectacular production of Mozart’s tragi-comedy, in which womaniser Don Giovanni commits a devastating murder. The main performance starts at 7pm.