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5 Jun 2019

Summer Screenings kick off at Television Centre with the Royal Opera House

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The BP Big Screens are back in 2019 with some of the world’s most popular operas and ballets broadcast live from the Royal Opera House. Make sure you put the dates in your diary and come along to one of our many free screenings at Television Centre.

Bring your friends and a picnic and soak up free culture on your doorstep – and get there early for the exclusive pre-performance content 30 minutes before curtain-up.

The Royal Ballet
Romeo and Juliet
11 June at 7.30pm
pre-screening starts at 7pm

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece. Soak up free culture on your doorstep: watch The Royal Ballet on stage at the Royal Opera House in this free live screening at the BP Big Screen at Television Centre, White City. Watch the trailer here

The Royal Opera
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. 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. Watch the trailer here

The Royal Opera
The Marriage of Figaro
Tuesday 9 July at 7pm
pre-screening starts at 6.30pm

Revolution is in the air in The Royal Opera’s beautiful production of Mozart's great comic opera. Colourful characters mix with intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness in a multitude of dramatic twists. Watch a live screening of this famous opera from the Royal Opera House stage. Watch the trailer here.

What you need to know before you attend:

White City is open to all. Please feel free to bring cushions and blankets for your comfort. There will be food and drinks available from local premises; alternatively, please feel free to 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 White City:

  •  Free entry to the event on a first come first served basis.
  •  Event stewards will be present for your safety.
  •  No portable barbecues.
  •  The organizers reserve the right to refuse admission to the event for whatever reason.
  • 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 the classification of filmed content.  

How do I get there?

Nearest Underground Stations:

Wood Lane (Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines) White City (Central Line)


White City Bus Station: 31, 49, 148, 207, 237, 260, 607 and C1 Shepherd's Bush: 72, 94, 95, 220, 272, 283, 295 and N207