ENJOY some free culture in the great outdoors courtesy of the Royal Opera House BP Big Screens at Sandy Balls Holiday Village in the New Forest. Romeo and Juliet (12A) will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden on June 11.

Opera fan Gok Wan, who will present the BP Big Screens said: “Outdoor cinema is now one of the nation’s favourite summer pastimes and each summer the Royal Opera House BP Big Screens give everyone access to free culture on their doorstep, a great experience for free.”

Alex Beard, chief executive of the Royal Opera House, added: “The BP Big Screens are a much-loved highlight of the summer calendar across the UK, and I am delighted that we once again beam the best the Royal Opera House has to offer to an ever-wider audience. Over the years, our collaboration with BP has enabled more than half a million people to experience ballet and opera – many for the first time – and together we bring this summer highlight to people all over the UK.”

Des Violaris, director UK Arts and Culture at BP added: “Each summer we look forward to taking free culture to people all over the country. This year we screen live world-class opera and ballet from Aberdeen to the Isle of Wight and build on over 30 years of partnership work between BP and the Royal Opera House.”

  • The first Royal Opera House BP Big Screens was in 1987 showing free ballet and opera across the UK. In 2018, 41,500 people saw a free opera or ballet performance at one of 40 screenings in around 20 different locations.